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Gerald Cattaro

Gerald Cattaro, Ed.D.
Professor and Executive Director

Before joining the faculty, he was a principal for 18 years, a high school teacher, and junior high school teacher. He currently serves on several international and national governing boards, editorial boards, and educational commissions. Learn more about Gerald Cattaro.


Joseph O'KeefeRev. Joseph O'Keefe, S.J.
Fellow, Scholar in Residence, and Rector of Ciszek Hall

Rev. Joseph O'Keefe, S.J., is a Fellow in the Center for Catholic School Leadership and Faith-Based Education, and a Scholar in Residence in the Graduate School of Education at Fordham University, where he also serves as Rector of Ciszek Hall, the community for young Jesuits in formation studies. Previously, he was a tenured professor at the Lynch School of Education at Boston College, where he served as dean.

An internationally recognized expert on Catholic education, Father O'Keefe is the editor or co-editor of twelve books and author or co-author of more than 40 articles and book chapters on Catholic education and educational leadership. In addition, he was the recipient of the F. Sadlier Dinger Award for his contribution to Catholic education. In 2016, Father O'Keefe was reappointed by United States Secretary of Education John B. King, Jr. to a second term on the National Assessment Governing Board, where he represents the private school community. He has been a trustee at five Jesuit universities, along with several middle schools and high schools, including Regis High School in New York City.

Fr. O'Keefe entered the Society of Jesus in 1976 and was ordained in 1986. He received his bachelor's degree from The College of the Holy Cross and a master of divinity degree and licentiate in sacred theology from the Weston Jesuit School of Theology (now the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry). In addition, Fr. O'Keefe received a master's degree in French from Fordham University and a doctorate in Administration, Planning and Policy from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education. Learn more about Joseph Michael O'Keefe.


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