Loyola University Chicago

Institute of Pastoral Studies

Adjunct Faculty and Emeritae

Bill Myatt

Title/s: Adjunct Assistant Professor

E-mail: wmyatt@luc.edu

About

Bill Myatt has been a part of the Loyola University community since 2007, when he entered as a PhD student in Constructive Theology.  After successfully defending his dissertation in 2012, Bill remained at Loyola as a member of the faculty until 2014, when he began work as a Director of Development in the Office of University Advancement.  During this time, Bill remained active in the classroom, teaching both traditional and non-traditional courses in theology, religious studies, and philosophy.  As a Director of Development, Bill partnered with university leadership to organize fundraising strategies for the Institute of Pastoral Studies, University Libraries, School of Continuing and Professional Studies, and the College of Arts and Sciences.

In January of 2016, Bill transitioned to a fundraising role at a 113-year-old nonprofit called Catholic Extension, which raises and grants approximately $20 million each year to poor communities in the United States.  As a Senior Director of Development at Catholic Extension, Bill is responsible for maximizing fundraising in a 9-state region in the Midwest.

Bill's primary area of academic expertise lies in theological hermeneutics, particularly in the overlap between theology and philosophy that occurred in twentieth-century debates around philosophies of language and theological truth-claims.  Bill has been published in various peer-reviewed journals and has made scholarly presentations at local, national, and international conferences.  He is currently working on a book-length project that addresses the need to humanize philanthropy in a data-driven society.

Degrees

  • PhD, Constructive Theology, Loyola University Chicago
  • MA, Theology, Creighton University