About Fr. Gillespie

After earning his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Saint Joseph’s College in 1972, Fr. Gillespie went on to earn master’s degrees in psychology from Duquesne University and in divinity from the Jesuit School of Theology Berkeley. He holds a Ph.D. in pastoral psychology from Boston University.

As associate provost for University Centers of Excellence at Loyola University Chicago, he led five academic centers and, for the past year, simultaneously served as interim dean of the School of Social Work, managing a successful transition to a new permanent dean.

Prior to that (1996-2010), he served as the first director of the master’s program in Spiritual and Pastoral Care and founded LOGOS (Loyola Overseas Gestures of Solidarity) at Loyola College in Maryland. He entered the Society of Jesus in 1975. He has served on the Board of Saint Joseph’s since 2006.

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