Lilly Graduate Fellows - Fifth Cohort


Luca M. Battaglia, Seton Hall University
Sarah Berry, Baylor University
Nicole Bouchard,, Northwest Nazarene University
B. Kevin Brown Loyola Marymount University
Laura Carlson, Gordon College
Lauren Eriks Cline, Hope College
Jessica Lauren Criales, University of Notre Dame
Lauren Dodds, Pepperdine University
Kristin George Bagdanov, Westmont College
Josh Hasler, Gordon College
Gabrielle Hovendon, Fordham University
Karen Kovaka, Boston College
Stephen Margheim, Baylor University
Michael Spory, Eastern Mennonite University
Jordan Taylor, University of Dayton 
Elizabeth D. Wilhoit, Wheaton College


Lisa DeBoer, Westmont College
Father Michael Patella, OSB, St. John’s University

Noteworthy News

November Lilly Network Update

The Current Lilly Network Update for November 2023 is now available. Click here.

Announcing the winner of the 2023 Lilly Network Book Award

The Lilly Network of Church-Related Colleges and Universities is pleased to announce Willie James Jennings' After Whiteness: An Education in Belonging as its 2023 Book Award Winner. For more information and to see a complete list of finalists, click here.

Call for applications for the 2024-2026 Cohort of the Lilly Faculty Fellows Program

Applications for the 2024-2026 Cohort of the Lilly Faculty Fellows Program for mid-career faculty are due November 15. For more information and to apply, click here.

Lilly Network of Church- Related Colleges and Universities

If you are interested in learning more about membership in the Lilly Network of Church-Related Colleges and Universities, please contact us here.

New edition of Leading Lives that Matter released

In their second edition of Leading Lives That Matter, editors Mark Schwehn and Dorothy Bass compile a wide range of texts—from ancient and contemporary literature, social commentary, and philosophy—related to questions of vital interest for those who are trying to decide what to do with their lives and what kind of human beings they hope to become. Leading Lives that Matter has been an important text in many of our fellowship and grant programs, and it contains excellent resources. Click here for more information and an excerpt.