Directory of Member Institutions

This directory includes the names of colleges and universities in the Lilly National Network, links to their home pages, and each school's official representatives who function as liaisons between their institutions and the Lilly Fellows Program and promote the various activities of the Program on their home campuses.

Current membership now stands at 100 schools. View a map of our member institutions (to fully populate the map and see all of the Lilly Network schools, please scroll down the list on the left).


Abilene Christian University
Robert Rhodes, Provost
Brent ReevesDepartment of Management Sciences

Anderson University (Indiana)
Courtney Taylor, Provost
Justin Lambright, Department of Mathematics

Aquinas College
Charles Gunnoe, Department of History
Rebecca Flaherty, Department of Biology and Chemistry

Asbury University
Sherry Powers, Provost
David Swartz, Department of History
Ben Brammell, Department of Science and Health

Assumption University
Greg Weiner, Provost
Samuel Stoner, Department of Philosophy
Travis Gagen, Department of Health Sciences

Augsburg University
Thomas Morgan, Center for Leadership Studies
Mark Tranvik, Department of Religion

Azusa Pacific University
Christopher Noble, Department of English, High Sierra Semester 
David Weeks, Dean, Honors College
Sarah Richart, Department of Biology

Baylor University
Darin Davis, Vice President for University Mission
Wesley Null, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
Ian Gravagne, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Belmont Abbey College
Farrell O'Gorman, Department of English
Joseph Wysocki, Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs

Belmont University
Todd Lake , Vice President of Spiritual Development
Nathan Webb, Executive Director of Formation & Leadership Development
Jamie Adam, Department of Nursing

Benedictine University
Beth Vinkler, Department of Languages and Literature
Peter Huff, Director, Center for Mission and Identity, Professor of Theology
Tim Marin, Department of Chemistry

Bethel University
Barrett Fisher, Dean of Arts and Humanities
AnneMarie Kooistra, Department of History
Angela Stoeckman, Department of Chemistry

Biola University
Todd Guy, Dean, School of Fine Arts
Melissa Schubert, Dean, School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Matthew Rouse, Interim Dean, School of Science, Technology and Health

Boston College
David Quigley, Provost and Dean of Faculties
Brian Robinette, Department of Theology
Welkin Johnson, Chair, Department of Biology

California Lutheran University  
Sam ThomasAssociate Dean of Students & Faculty Affairs, College of Arts & Sciences
Andrea Sell, Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs, Research & Creative Scholarship, Department of Psychology

Calvin University
Susan Felch, Department of English
Benita Wolters-Fredlund, Academic Dean of Arts, Language, and Education
Douglas Vander Griend, Professor and Chair, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Campbell University
Mark Hammond, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost
Jennifer Garcia Bashaw, Christian Studies Department
Greg Viken, Communication Studies

Central College
Mary Strey, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty
Mark Thomas, Department of Philosophy and Religion

College of Saint Benedict
Richard Ice, Provost
Michael Patella, OSB, Department of Theology
William Lamberts, Professor and Chair, Department of Biology

College of the Holy Cross
Justin Poche, Department of History 
Mathew Schmalz, Department of Religious Studies
Ann Sheehy, Department of Biology

Concordia College (MN) 
Susan Larson, Provost and Dean of the College
Michael Chan, Executive Director for Faith and Learning

Concordia University Chicago
Chad KendallAssistant VP for Mission and Identity
Lynn Hunnicutt, Dean of the College of Business

Eli Hestermann, Dean of the College of Health, Science & Technology

Concordia University Irvine
Scott Ashmon, Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education
Jeff Held, Assistant Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
Melinda Schulteis, Department of Mathematics

Concordia University Texas
Carl Trovall , Department of Religion
Jeffrey Utzinger, Dean of Teaching and Learning
Jennifer Hofmann, Department of Biology

Culver-Stockton College
Andrew Walsh, Department of Religion and Philosophy
Lauren Schellenberger, Provost and VP for Academic Affairs 

Dordt University
Howard Schaap, Department of English
Abby Foreman, Dean for Social Sciences
Tom Clark, Department of Mathematics

Eastern Mennonite University
Fred Kniss, Provost
Martha Eads, Department of Language and Literature
Laura Yoder, Department of Nursing

Eastern University
Rebecca Gidjunis, Director of the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology
Eric Flett, Theology Department
Kathy-Ann Hernandez, Department of Business and Leadership

East Texas Baptist University
Thomas Sanders, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Sandy Hoover, Dean of the School of Humanities
Robin Rudd, Chair, Department of Mathematics

Fordham University
Harry Nasuti, Department of Theology
Maura Mast, Dean, Fordham College at Rose Hill

Geneva College
Shirley Kilpatrick, Department of English and Humanities
Keith Martel, Higher Education Program

Georgetown College
Rosemary Allen, Provost and Dean of the College
Brad Hadaway, Department of Philosophy
Tracy Livingston, Department of Biology

Gordon College
Sandy Doneski, Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
Sharon Ketcham, Chair, Department of Biblical Studies and Christian Ministries

Goshen College
Beth Martin Birky, Associate Academic Dean

Grove City College
Michelle McFeaters, Assistant Dean and Professor of Accounting
Elizabeth Baker, Department of History
Timothy Homan, Department of Chemistry

Gustavus Adolphus College
Justin Knoepfel, Department of Music
Elizabeth Kubek, Associate Provost and Dean of Arts and Humanities
Artur Pietka, Department of Economics and Management 

Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology
Timothy Patitsas, Interim Dean of Hellenic College
Bruce Beck, Department of Religious Studies

Hope College
Jack Mulder, Department of Philosophy
Miguel Abrahantes, Chair, Department of Engineering

Houghton University
Ann Monroe-Baillargeon, Associate Provost
Christian Esh, Department of History and Political Science
Brandon Bate, Department of Mathematics

Illinois College
Catharine O'Connell, Provost and Dean of the College

Indiana Wesleyan University
Henrik Soderstrom, Department of Art
Stephen Pierce, Department of History
Jennifer Noseworthy, Department of Biology

John Brown University
Aminta Arrington, Department of Intercultural Studies
Angie Wang, Department of Biology

Johnson University
Gary Stratton, Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences

LeTourneau University

Lewis University
Christopher Sindt, Provost
Maryellen Collett, Department of Theology

Lipscomb University
Jennifer Shewmaker, Provost
Scott Sager, Vice President for Church Services
Alan Bradshaw, Chair, Department of Physics

Loyola University Maryland
Arthur Sutherland, Department of Theology
Paola Pascual-Ferra, Department of Communication
Theresa Nguyen, Department of Chemistry

Loyola Marymount University
John Sebastian, Vice President for Mission and Ministry
Barbara Rico, Department of English
Jennifer RamosDepartment of Political Science

Luther College
Brad Chamberlain, Vice President for Mission and Communication
Storm Bailey, Department of Philosophy

Manhattan College
Br. Daniel GardnerExecutive Director of Campus Ministry & Social Action
Kevin Ahern, Department of Religious Studies

McMurry University
Matt Draud, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty
Bryan Stewart, Department of Religion
Pam Veltkamp, Department of Science

Mercer University
Anita O. Gustafson, Dean, College of Liberal Arts
Gordon Johnston, Department of English
Matt Harper, Associate Professor of History and Africana Studies

Messiah University
Peter Powers, Dean, School of the Humanities
Alison Noble, Department of Chemistry
Timothy Dixon, Department of Music

Milligan University
Garland Young, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean
Craig Farmer, Associate Dean of the School of Arts and Humanities

Molloy University
Catherine Muscente, Vice President for Mission and Ministry
Katherine Schmidt, Department of Theology
Elizabeth Suter, Department of Biology, Chemistry and Environmental Studies

Mount St. Mary's University
Boyd Creasman, Provost
Charles Strauss, Department of History
Dana Ward, Department of Science

North Park University
Gregory Clark, Department of Philosophy

Northwest Nazarene University
Julie Straight, Department of English
Judy Marlett, Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities

Northwestern College (IA)

Pacific Lutheran University
Samuel Torvend, Department of Religion

Pepperdine University
Jay Brewster, Provost
Paul Contino, Professor of Great Books
Donna Nofziger, Department of Biology

Presbyterian College
Robert A. Bryant, Department of Religion and Philosophy
Kerry Pannell, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Providence College
Sean Reid, Provost and Senior Vice President
Sandra Keating, Department of Theology
Mary Harmon-Vukic, Department of Psychology

Rhodes College
Katherine Bassard, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Robert Saxe, Department of History

Roanoke College
Mary Henold, Department of History
Melanie Trexler, Department of Religion
Matthew Rearick, Chair, Department of Health and Human Performance

Sacred Heart University
Michelle Loris, Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Catholic Studies
Bronwyn Cross-Denny, School of Social Work
Daniel Rober, Department of Catholic Studies

Saint John's University (MN)
Richard Ice, Interim Provost
Michael Patella, OSB, Professor of Theology
William Lamberts, Professor and Chair, Department of Biology

St. John's University (NY)
Patrick Griffin, C.M.Executive Director, Vincentian Center for Church and Society
André McKenzieVice Provost Academic Support Services

Saint Louis University
Mark Edward Ruff, Department of History
Cristina McGroarty, School of Nursing

St. Mary's University (San Antonio, TX)
Max Bonilla, Provost
Marisa Naryka, Vice President for Mission

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
Matt Nowakowski, Interim Vice Provost for Faculties and Academic Affairs
Joseph Tadie, Department of Philosophy

St. Olaf College
Marci Sortor, Provost and Dean of the College
Deanna ThompsonDirector of the Lutheran Center for Faith, Values, and Community
Ashley Hodgson, Department of Economics

Saint Xavier University
Robin Rylaarsdam, Dean of Arts and Sciences
Zepure Samawi, Department of Nursing
Bindhu Alappat, Chair, Department of Chemistry

Salve Regina University
Anthony (Tony) LoPresti, Religious and Theological Studies
Theresa Ladrigan-Whelpley, Vice President for Mission Integration
Susan Meschwitz, Chair, Department of Chemistry

Samford University 
Michael Hardin, Provost
Scott McGinnis, Department of Religion
Scott Bickel, Department of Physical Therapy

Seattle Pacific University
Mischa Willett, Department of English and Cultural Studies
Joshua Tom, Department of Sociology
Derek Wood, Department of Biology, Assistant Provost for Faculty Scholarship and Grants

Seton Hall University
Patrick Manning, Director, Center for Catholic Studies
Thomas Rzeznik, Department of History
Jon Radwan, Department of Communication

Sewanee: University of the South
James Peters, Department of Philosophy
Matthew Mitchell, Department of History

Sterling College
Ken Brown, Vice President for Academic Affairs
Nicole EastesDirector for the Integration of Faith and Learning
Wai-Foong Hong, Department of Biology

Taylor University
Nancy Dayton, Dean of Arts, Humanities, Business, & Higher Education, Department of English

Union University
Jason Crawford, Department of English
John Netland, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Jeremy Blaschke, Department of Biology

University of Dallas
Richard Dougherty, Department of Politics
Jonathan Sanford, Provost

University of Dayton
Danielle Poe, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences
Jana Bennett, Chair, Department of Religious Studies
Margaret (Margie) Pinnell, Associate Dean for Faculty and Staff Development, School of Engineering

University of the Incarnate Word
Caroline Goulet, Interim Provost
LuElla D'Amico, Department of English

University of Indianapolis
Rebecca Gilliland, Associate Provost and Professor
James Willis, Religion Department
Samantha Gray, Department of Psychology

University of Notre Dame
Jeffrey Thibert, Flatley Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement
Maura Ryan, Vice President and Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs

University of Pikeville
Burton Webb, President 
Hannah Freeman, Department of English

University of Portland
Karen Eifler, Professor of Education, Director of Garaventa Center for Catholic Intellectual Life & American Culture
Elise Moentmann, Associate Professor of History, Associate Provost for Academic Affairs
Shannon Mayer, Professor & Chair of Physics Department

University of St. Thomas
Michael Naughton, Department of Catholic Studies
Fr. Christopher Collins, Vice President for Mission

The University of Scranton
Jeff Gingerich, Provost/Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs
Cyrus P. Olsen, III, Department of Theology
Gretchen J. VanDyke, Department of Political Science

Valparaiso University
Kevin Gary, Department of Education
Jennifer Prough, Interim Dean of Christ College
Stan Zygmunt, Department of Physics

Villanova University
Peter Spitaler, Department of Theology and Religious Studies
Paul CamachoAugustinian Institute
Amanda Grannas, Associate Vice Provost for Research and Chief Research Officer

Wartburg College
Debora Johnson-Ross, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty
Caryn Riswold
, Mike and Marge McCoy Family Distinguished Chair in Lutheran Heritage and Mission
Christine DeVries, Department of Chemistry

Westminster College-Pennsylvania
Timothy Grieve-Carlson, Department of Religion and Philosophy
Erin Wilson, Department of Chemistry

Westmont College
Kimberly Battle-Walters Denu, Provost
Lisa DeBoer, Department of Art
Eileen McMahon McQuade, Associate Provost

Wheaton College
David Lauber, Dean of Humanities and Theological Studies
Robert Bishop, Department of Physics

Whitworth University
Meredith TeGrotenhuis Shimizu, Department of Art
Gregor Thuswaldner, Provost and Executive Vice President
Kamesh Sankaran, Department of Physics

Wittenberg University
Brian YontzInterim Provost, Department of Education
Andy Graff, Department of English
Gabe Courey, Department of Economics

Wofford College
Ronald R. Robinson, Chaplain and Department of Religion
Katherine Janiec Jones (Trina), Department of Religion

Xavier University (OH)
Debra Mooney , Asst. to the President and CMO for Mission and Identity
Thomas Strunk, Department of Classics
Jennifer Robbins, Department of Biology

Xavier University of Louisiana
Anne McCall, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
John Ware, Department of Music

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.