Alumnus Rev. Daniel Hendrickson, S.J., Ph.D. (2012) Selected as New President of Creighton University ☆


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Creighton University has named Teachers College alumnus Rev. Daniel Hendrickson, S.J., Ph.D. (2012) as their new President. In a written statement, Scott Heider, a member of the search committee and chair of the Heider College of Business Board, said,

Fr. Hendrickson brings a keen understanding of the value of a Jesuit education. His global teaching experience and his scholarly agenda, focused on Jesuit teaching, makes him particularly well-prepared to deepen Creighton’s connection to its mission.

Hendrickson received his Ph.D. from the Philosophy and Education program in 2012.┬áHis dissertation, “The Jesuit Imaginary: Higher Education in a Secular Age,” focuses on the work of Canadian philosopher Charles Taylor and the Renaissance humanist elements of education in the Jesuit tradition. His advisor and dissertation sponsor was Megan Laverty, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Education.

Prior to his doctorate, he earned a bachelor of arts degree in psychology and theology from Marquette University, a master of arts in philosophical resources from Fordham University, a master of divinity from the Jesuit School of Theology at Santa Clara University.

For the last several years, Hendrickson has served as Executive Vice President and Associate Provost of Academic Initiatives at Marquette University. He also taught Philosophy of Education courses in the College of Education and the Department of Philosophy, co-directed the Marquette University Burke Scholars program, and served as the Title IX Coordinator for the University.

Hendrickson is returning to Creighton where began his Jesuit education, taught philosophy, and was ordained into the priesthood in 2006. He will assume the presidency on July 1, 2015.

Written by Tim Ignaffo