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
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai

Dubai
United Arab Emirates

x
Global Offices

Who we are?

Learning together to transform the world

Jesuit Worldwide Learning: Higher Education at the Margins (JWL) is a collaborative global partnership comprised of organizations, 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 on-line approach mobilizes the resources of Jesuit and other worldwide networks of educational institutions.

Work accomplished from many volunteers, local and virtual partnerships, a lean executive team and the commitment from the students over the past seven 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 rigor form the central pillar. Jesuit Universities and mission aligned organizations as awarding institutions, together with the highly qualified academic team of JWL oversee and assure 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 studys 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 to bring the University via online to marginalized communities at any place on the globe. Rapid technological developments provide new and creative solutions. 

IT experts from various partner Universities work with the JWL CIO and IT staff to find solutions and support a global community of thousands of students and partner organisations. JWL explores with IT companies new and innovative ways. The IT support team keeps the daily online operation running and every student and learning community connected.

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

JWL operates in a transparent and accountable manner. Project and financial reporting and policies and human resource policies are in place and transparent.

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, transferrable 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 programs were developed to serve students: The Diploma of Liberal Studies and Community Service Learning Tracks (CSLTs). The programs were developed through input from refugees and host community members, and with 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 the global headquarters was moved to Geneva, Switzerland. 

Washington D.C.
Georgetown University

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

Denver, Colorado
Regis University

333 Regis Boulevard
Denver, CO 90221

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

 

 

Chennai, India
Mangai Ananda Illam

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

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
September 2017

 

 

 

Peter Balleis, S.J.

Executive President

 peter.balleis@jwl.org

 

Francis Xavier, S.J.

Vice President Global Academics & Research

francis.xavier.perianayagam@jwl.org

Leadership Group

Armando Borja
Chief Operations Officer / Global Director for Programs
armando.borja@jwl.org

Christa Davis Bathany
Global Senior Advisor

Human Resources & Communication
christa.bathany@jwl.org

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

Dr. M. Selvanayagam
Director of Academic Operations
South Asia
mariadoss.selvanayagam@jwl.org

John O’Hara
Global Financial Controller
john.ohara@jwl.org

Academic & IT Support

Dr. Marie Friedemann
Faculty Coordinator
marie.friedemann@jwl.org

Tracy Jenkins
Student Records Officer
tracy.jenkins@jwl.org

Murugan Subban
IT Specialist
murugan.subban@jwl.org

Jody Allen Smith
Academic Student Services Coordinator

jody.allen.smith@jwl.org

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

 

Operational Support

Kareena Byrd
Operations and Finance Manager
USA
kareena.byrd@jwl.org

Alessandra Carminati
Team Administrative Assistant
alessandra.carminati@jwl.org

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

Rania Yehia
Middle East Operations Consultant & Fundraising
rania.yehia@jwl.org

President JWL
Fr. Christian Rutishauser SJ

Jesuit Provincial of Switzerland
Zürich, Switzerland

 

Secretary JWL 
Dr. Johannes Wallacher 

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

 

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

 

JWL 
Dr. Wolfgang Palaver 

University of Innsbruck
Delegate of Jesuit Provincial of Austria
Innsbruck, Austria

 

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

 

JWL / JWL USA 
Fr. Peter Balleis SJ

Executive President
Geneva, Switzerland

 

Vice-President JWL, Chair of JWL USA 
Fr. Michael Garanzini SJ 

Secretary of Higher Education to Fr. General
Rome, Italy

Treasurer of JWL USA
Mr. Dave Lambert 

President Internet 2
Chair of the Technology Committee,
Washington DC, USA

 

JWL USA 
Dr. Judd Nicholson

Vice-President, CIO Georgetown University
Washington DC, USA

 

JWL USA 
Fr. John Fitzgibbons SJ

President of Regis University
Denver Colorado,USA

 

JWL USA 
Fr. Daniel Hendrickson SJ 

President of Creighton University
Omaha, Nebraska, USA

 

JWL USA 
Prof. Susan Malisch

Loyola University Chicago
Illinois, USA

 

JWL USA 
Dr. Thayne McCulloh,OR President

Gonzaga University,
Spokane, Washington,USA

 

JWL USA
Fr. Mike Sheeran SJ    

President of AJCU
(Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities)
Washington DC, USA

Global Advisory Board 
Fr. Hans Zollner SJ

Vice-President, CCP (Centre for Child Protection)
Gregorian University
Rome, Italy

 

Global Advisory Board 
Fr. Michael Smith SJ

JRS International Education Coordinator
Rome, Italy

 

Global Advisory Board
Fr. Endashaw SJ
Regional Director, JRS East Africa
Nairobi, Kenya, Africa

 

Global Advisory Board 
Dr. Lesley-Anne Knigh
t
Former CEO of Caritas International 
Rome, and  CEO of The Elders
London, UK

 

Global Advisory Board 
Ms Ita Sheehy

UNHCR head of education department
Copenhagen, Denmark

 

Global Advisory Board 
Ms Christiane Borrelli

Management Dupont
Geneva, Switzerland

 

Global Advisory Board
Fr. Paul Fernandes SJ

Vice-Chancellor Xavier University
Bhubaneswar, India

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