Geoffrey R. Dillon, S.J.

As a member of the New Orleans Province Jesuits, I am an Assistant Professor in the School of Education at the University of San Francisco. I am currently the Chair of the Teacher Education department, as well as director for Internships and Field Placements, and acting director of the /Center for Teaching Excellence and Social Justice/. I have taught graduate courses in Education Leadership, Education Philosophy, and Methods of Educational Research. My dissertation, Catholic Secondary-School Principals' Perceptions of Their Involvement in School-Initiated Student Referrals for Psychological Evaluations (U.S.F., 1997), was inspired by my graduate work in psychology, as well as my eight years as principal of Jesuit College Preparatory School in Dallas (1985-1993). I am also a graduate of Spring Hill College (A.B., Philosophy, Theology, Fine Arts), Harvard University (Ed. M., Educational Administration), and the Weston School of Theology (M. Div., Theology).

Among my work on national educational boards, I am a regional Associate for the Secondary Department of the National Catholic Educational Association. I have served on the Executive Committee and am a frequent chairperson and presenter at their annual convention.

My workshops for schools include the M.B.T.I., communications strategies, organizational behavior & interventions, models of educational leadership, and school partnerships with mental health services.

In addition to working with public school districts in the Bay Area, I am also a member of the Board of Trustees at Bellarmine College Prep in San Jose.