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Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Program Director, Healthcare Administration

Health Sciences Campus, Lake Shore Campus

Faculty photo for John Stys
  • I have taught ethics at Loyola since 2004 when I was one of the vowed Jesuits on campus. After many years as a Jesuit, I am now married with two elementary school-age boys. Much of my career outside academia has been creating quality and performance improvement within Federally Qualified Health Centers and hospice and palliative care companies. I consider myself a strong non-profit executive leader who loves to mentor students passionate about working for healthcare justice.

    Research Interests
    • Catholic health care
    • Social justice
    • End-of-life care
    • Ethics of human spaceflight

    • BS in Nursing, Fairfield University
    • MA in Health Care Ethics, Loyola University Chicago
    • MS in Evaluative Clinical Sciences, Dartmounth College
    • D.BE in Bioethics, Loyola University Chicago

    Why is this area of study important at this point in time?

    Being focused on health care justice is important to make sure that the patient's interests are never lost in the context of a multitude of external pressures.

    What called you to or attracted you to Loyola?

    I was called to Loyola as a "son of Ignatius." Being "a man for others" is central to who I am and how I look at my scholarship and career.