Spokane, Washington

Gonzaga University

MSC Box 2461
502 E Boone Ave
Spokane WA 99258

x
Denver, Colorado

Global Production & Support Center

333 Regis Boulevard
Denver, CO 90221

x
Washington, D.C.

Georgetown University

Room 6309
2115 Wisconsin Ave
Washington, D.C. 2000

x
Geneva, Switzerland

Global Headquarters

18, rue Jacque Dalphin
1227 Carouge/GE
Geneva, Switzerland

x
Munich, Germany

Munich School of Philosophy

Kaulbachstrasse 31a
80539 München
Germany

x
Chennai - 600 034, India

Mangai Ananda Illam

2nd Floor
#19, Mahalingam Street,
Mahalingapuram,
Nungambakkam,
Chennai - 600 034

x
Lilongwe, Malawi

There is Hope

PO Box 30485
Lilongwe 3
Malawi

x
Erbil, Irak

Catholic University

189 District,
44003 Ankawa - Erbil

x
Global Offices

Who are we?

Learning together to transform the world

Jesuit Worldwide Learning: Higher Education at the Margins (JWL) is a collaborative global partnership comprised of organisations, institutions, companies, and above all, people, to provide tertiary education to those who would otherwise not have access to higher learning opportunities. It draws on the rich and centuries long Jesuit tradition of higher education and through a blended on-site and online approach mobilises the resources of Jesuit and other worldwide networks of educational institutions.

Work accomplished by many volunteers, local and virtual partnerships, a lean executive team and the commitment from the students over the past nine years continues to move JWL forward in achieving its mission: Learning Together to Transform the World

Our three pillars

Higher education for people at the margins is the core and ultimate purpose of JWL. The highest academic quality and rigour form the central pillar. Jesuit universities and mission-aligned organisations as awarding institutions, together with JWL's  highly qualified academic team, oversee and ensure the quality of this education. JWL wants the best for the 'least'. 

The academic teaching of JWL enhances critical thinking, a culture of posing questions and doing systematic research. In partnership with research institutions, JWL studies the impact of higher education in communities at the margins, how it forms and empowers individual leaders and communities to transform their own reality.

Information technology (IT) and the internet form the second pillar of JWL. Ever growing global connectedness allows us to virtually bring the university to marginalised communities anywhere in the world. Rapid technological developments provide new and creative solutions. 

IT experts from various partner universities work with our team to find innovative solutions for and support our global community of partners organisations and thousands of students.

JWL stays close to the ground and has built a lean but strong operational capacity which serves as its third pillar. We work hand in hand with partner organisations, community learning centre coordinators and tutors in the field, often in very volatile contexts (conflict and post-conflict situations), where institutions and infrastructures have been destroyed. Our capacity to find flexible and practical solutions in changing environments guarantees that students can finish their online studies. 

JWL project and financial reporting and policies and human resource policies are in place to ensure transparency and accountability.

History

 

In 2010, a private donor supported a three-year pilot project which became known as Jesuit Commons: Higher Education at the Margins (JC:HEM). During the pilot phase, JC:HEM developed a sustainable, scalable, transferable model to ensure those who live at the margins have access to higher education. In this phase, Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) was the sole on-site partner, and two academic programmes were developed to serve students: The Diploma of Liberal Studies and Community Service Learning Tracks (CSLTs). The programmes were developed through input from refugees and host community members, as well as input from JRS, faculty, and universities.
In September 2016, JC:HEM changed its name to Jesuit Worldwide Learning - Higher Education at the Margins (JWL).  Fr. Peter Balleis, S.J., was appointed Executive President and global headquarters were moved to Geneva, Switzerland. 

Washington D.C.
Georgetown University

Room 6309
2115 Wisconsin Ave
Washington, D.C. 20036

Denver, Colorado
Regis University

3333 Regis Boulevard
Denver, CO 80221

Spokane, Washington
Gonzaga University

MSC Box 2461
502 E Boone Ave
Spokane, WA 99258

Geneva, Switzerland          
Global Headquarters    
     
18, rue Jacques-Dalphin
1227 Carouge/GE 
Geneva, Switzerland

Munich, Germany
Munich School of Philosophy

Kaulbachstrasse 31a
80539 Muenchen
Germany

Lilongwe, Malawi
There is Hope

P.O. Box 30485
3 Lilongwe
Malawi

Chennai, India
Mangai Ananda Illam

2nd Floor
#19, Mahalingam Street,
Mahalingapuram,
Nungambakkam,
Chennai - 600 034

Erbil, Iraq

New Bahrka Road, 189 District
located at Catholic University of Erbil
Erbil, Kurdistan

 

 

 

 

Fr. Peter Balleis SJ

Executive President

 peter.balleis@jwl.org

 

 

Fr. Dr. Christian Rutishauser SJ

JWL President

provinzialat.hel@jesuiten.org

 

 

Fr. Dr. Michael Garanzini SJ

JWL Vice-President

mgaranz@luc.edu

Leadership Group

Dr. Oula Abu-Amsha
Chief Academic Officer 
Oula.Abuamsha@jwl.org

Armando Borja
Chief Operations Officer
armando.borja@jwl.org

Christa Davis Bathany
Chief of Staff /
Human Resources
& Communication Officer
christa.bathany@jwl.org

Dr. S. Saraswathi Janaki
Chief Information Officer
saraswathi.samusarma@jwl.org

Fred de Vries

Chief Mobile Learning Officer

fred.devries@jwl.org 

Academic & IT Support

Susanna Ablewhite
Global English Language Programme Director
susanna.ablewhite@jwl.org

Dr. Marie Friedemann
Regis/JWL Programme Director
marie.friedemann@jwl.org

Karen Cordova
Global Director Instructional Design
karen.cordova@jwl.org

Tracy Jenkins
Assistant Registrar
tracy.jenkins@jwl.org

Suman Tony
Systems Support Administrator
suman.tony@jwl.org

Jane Rexina
Systems Support Manager
Jane.Rexina@jwl.org

Jody Allen Smith
Student Services Coordinator

jody.allen.smith@jwl.org

Arul Suju
Academic Systems Professional
as4321@jwl.org

Operations

Alessandra Carminati
Corporate Communications Manager
alessandra.carminati@jwl.org

Joseph Slaven
Head of Global Community Learning Center Operations
joe.slaven@jwl.org

Pascal Meyer SJ

Global Student Services & Alumni Manager

pascal.meyer@jwl.org 

Magdalena Nauderer
Operations Intern, JWL Iraq
magdalena.nauderer@jwl.org

Dennis Momanyi
JWL Country Representative Kenya
dennis.momanyi@jwl.org

Founding Board (FB)  JWL Swiss Assoication

JWL President 
Fr. Dr. Christian Rutishauser SJ

Jesuit Provincial of Switzerland
Zürich, Switzerland

JWL Vice-President
Fr. Dr. Michael Garanzini SJ 
Secretary of Higher Education to Fr. General
Rome, Italy

JWL Secretary 
DDr. Johannes Wallacher 

President of Munich School of Philosophy and Delegate of Jesuit Provincial of Germany
Munich, Germany

JWL Treasurer
Fr. Toni Kurmann SJ  
  
Director of Jesuiten Weltweit, Switzerland
Zürich, Switzerland

Dr. Wolfgang Palaver 
University of Innsbruck
Delegate of Jesuit Provincial of Austria
Innsbruck, Austria

Fr. Philip Geister SJ
Rector, Newman Institute
Uppsala, Sweden

Fr. Vidmantas Simkunas SJ
Provincial of Lithaunian & Latvian
Province of the Society of Jesus
Vilnius, Lithuania

Financial  Controller  
Mr. Pascal Rivollet
    
SFER Geneva Finance Controller
Geneva, Switzerland

JWL Global Advisory Board (GAB)

Chair of GAB
Fr. Dr. Michael Garanzini SJ
Secretary of Higher Education to Fr. General
Rome, Italy

Fr. Dr. John Fitzgibbons SJ
President of Regis University
Denver, Colorado,USA

DDr. Johannes Wallacher 
President of Munich School of Philosophy
Munich, Germany

Fr. Dr. Daniel Hendrickson SJ 
President of Creighton University
Omaha, Nebraska, USA

Fr. Dr. Paul Fernandes SJ 
President of Xavier University
Bhubaneswar, India

Ms. Tanja Birkholz
Financial Services Partner
Oliver Wyman                                                        Chair, Operations & Finance Sub-Committee
Frankfurt, Germany

Fr. Endashaw Debrework SJ 
Jesuit Refugee Service Regional Director
Nairobi, Kenya

Dr. Janet Houser
Provost Regis University
Chair, Academic Sub-Committee
Denver, Colorado, USA

Dr. Judd Nicholson
Vice-President CIO Georgetown University
Chair, IT Sub-Committee
Washington DC, USA

Dr. Thayne McCulloh

President of Gonzaga University,

Spokane, USA

JWL Global Leadership Team (GLT)

Fr. Peter Balleis SJ
JWL Executive President 
Geneva, Switzerland

Dr. Saraswathi Janaki
Chief Information Officer
Chennai, India

Dr. Oula Abu-Amsha
Chief Academic Officer
Geneva, Switzerland

Mr. Armando Borja
Chief Operations Officer
USA Country Representative
Washington DC, USA

Ms. Christa Bathany
Chief of Staff, HR & Communications
Munich, Germany

Mr. Fred de Vries

Chief Mobile Learning Officer

Valkenburg, The Netherlands

 

JWL USA

Jesuit Worldwide Learning USA, as a 501 c(3) entity organized in the State of Washington in the United States of America has a Board of Directors comprising, Fr. Dr. Michael Garanzini SJ, Fr. Peter Balleis SJ, Fr. Dr. John Fitzgibbons SJ, Fr. Dr. Daniel Hendrickson SJ, Dr. Dave Lambert, Dr. Susan Malisch, Dr. Thayne McCulloh and Dr. Judd Nicholson.

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