University Liaisons

Vital to the cultivation and expansion of JWL’s university partnerships (and through this, the realisation of common goals) all AJCU and IAJU members are invited to designate a JWL liaison.

A JWL liaison acts as a focal point between their university and JWL, exploring and sharing opportunities for engagement in serving students at the margins. This could, for example, take the form of:

  • Recruiting faculty to teach courses, score essays, conduct interview in the admissions process.
  • Promoting JWL’s mission through information sessions.
  • Managing and accrediting JWL Liberal Studies courses (foundation courses which then allow students to progress to a full degree (30 credits), or the Diploma (45 credits).
  • Offering scholarships to JWL Liberal Studies graduates for Associate’s and/or Bachelor’s degrees.
  • Participation in research efforts into the root causes of environmental and social degradation with a view to identifying community-based solutions.

For more information, please contact Dr Martha Habash

Liaison contact details


Gonzaga University: Dr Raymond Reyes  

Creighton University: Dr Martha Habash

John Carroll University:  Dr Tina Facca-Miess  

Marquette University: Terence Miller

Regis University: Dr Marie Friedemann

Fordham University: Brendan Cahill

University of San Francisco: Dr Vivian Faustino-Pulliam 

Detroit Mercy: Dr Jeffrey Boats 

Spring Hill College:  Daniel Massey

Boston College: Marcia Ryan


Universitat Oberta de Catalunya in Barcelona: John Okach 

Comillias Pontifical University: Carlos Ballesteros Garcia

Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt: Dr Marina Tsoi

Ramon Llull University, School of Tourism & Hopitality Management (HTSI):

Dr. Ricard Santomà

Hekima University College:

Fr Dr Kifle Wansamo SJ

XIM University: Dr S. Peppin