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Father Joseph O'Keefe, S.J.

Father Joseph O'Keefe, S.J.
Current Position:
Visiting Professor and Fellow
Fordham University Graduate School of Education
New York, New York
Board Term:
October 2012 — September 2020
Board Category:
Non-Public School Administrator or Policymaker
Board Activities:
Vice Chair — Reporting and Dissemination Committee
Member — Executive Committee
Member — Nominations Committee
Ed.D. and M.Ed., Harvard University
Administration, Planning, & Policy

S.T.L. and M.Div, Boston College School of Theology and Ministry

M.A., Fordham University

B.A., College of the Holy Cross

A widely recognized Catholic education scholar and leader, Father Joseph O'Keefe, S.J., is a Jesuit priest who has served as a professor and dean for more than 20 years and has been a leader in the Catholic education community and a scholar of faith-related schools in the United States and abroad with several faculty appointments. Fr. O'Keefe had a role in numerous publications, presentations, and grants related to Catholic education and other education policy topics. Currently, he is a visiting professor and fellow at the Center for Catholic School Leadership and Faith-based Education at Fordham University's Graduate School of Education. Fr. O'Keefe formerly taught at Boston College's Lynch School of Education, where he was involved in numerous projects, including teacher-effectiveness assessments and teacher-preparation curriculum. Fr. O'Keefe also was responsible for the TIMSS/PIRLS International Study Center, which conducts large-scale assessments of academic achievement worldwide. His accolades include the F. Sadlier Dinger Award for contribution to Catholic education