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 reyes@gonzaga.edu 


Creighton University: Dr Martha Habash marthahabash@creighton.edu


John Carroll University:  Dr Tina Facca-Miess  tfacca@jcu.edu 


Marquette University: Terence Miller terence.miller@marquette.edu


Regis University: Dr Marie Friedemann marie.friedemann@jwl.org


Fordham University: Brendan Cahill brcahill@fordham.edu


University of San Francisco: Dr Vivian Faustino-Pulliam vrfaustinopulliam@usfca.edu


Detroit Mercy: Dr Jeffrey Boats boatsjj@udmercy.edu


Spring Hill College:  Daniel Massey dmassey@shc.edu


Boston College: Marcia Ryan marcia.ryan@bc.edu



Universitat Oberta de Catalunya in Barcelona: John Okach  jokach@uoc.edu


Comillias Pontifical University: Carlos Ballesteros Garcia  ballesteros@icade.comillas.edu


Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt: Dr Marina Tsoi marina.tsoi@ku.de


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


Dr. Ricard Santomà ricard.santoma@htsi.url.edu


Hekima University College:


Fr Dr Kifle Wansamo SJ  kifle.wansamo@hekima.ac.ke


XIM University: Dr S. Peppin peppin@xub.edu.in