As members of the Bellarmine community, our Ignatian educators share in the 472-year educational apostolate of the Society of Jesus. As Ignatian educators, their work and way of life aim to be characterized by a love for God shown in our love for humanity. Their care for students and their professional expertise are illumined by spiritual insight, garnered from personal and communal experiences of prayer, worship, and service in accord with the example of Jesus Christ. As Ignatian educators and lifelong learners, they are committed to high professional standards of education and Gospel values.
Bellarmine's faculty is passionate about the subject matters they teach, as evidenced by the 62 percent who have earned advanced degrees, including several faculty members holding a doctorate degree. Additionally, the faculty is devoted to employing one of the hallmarks of Jesuit education, cura personalis - care for the individual. With an average class size of 25 students, faculty members get to know their students personally and become invested in seeing them do well. This regular and ongoing interaction and concern results in students who thrive academically and spiritually.
Ignatian Educators, Companions in Ministry
Our faculty seek to embody the following characteristics and practices which describe what it means to be Ignatian educators striving for excellence—the magis at the core of desiring to be of greater service to our students.