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Joseph O'Keefe, S.J.

professor
educational leadership and higher education department

Joseph O'Keefe, S.J.

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EDUCATION

Ed.D., M.Ed., Harvard University
S.T.L., M.Div., Weston School of Theology
M.A., Fordham University
B.A., College of the Holy Cross

EXPERTISE/INTERESTS

Urban Catholic schools; international comparative education; ethics in administration; community service learning.

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

O’Keefe, J.M. & Schoepner, A. (In press).  Catholic schools: A tradition of responsiveness.  In T. O’Connor (Ed.) Two centuries of faith: Essays commemorating the 200th anniversary of the Archdiocese of Boston 1808-2008.  New York:  Crossroad.                                       

Grace, G. & O’Keefe, J. (Eds.) (2007).  International handbook of Catholic education:  Challenges for school systems in the 21st century.  Dordrecht:  Springer.

Grace, G. & O’Keefe, J. (2007).  Catholic schools facing the challenges of the 21st century:  An overview.  In  G. Grace, J. O’Keefe, J. (Eds.).  International handbook of Catholic education:  Challenges for school systems in the 21st century (pp. 1-11).  Dordrecht:  Springer.

O’Keefe, J.M. & Schopener, A. (2007).  No margin, no mission:  Challenges for Cathlolic urban schools in the USA.  In  G. Grace, J. O’Keefe, J. (Eds.).  International handbook of Catholic education:  Challenges for school systems in the 21st century (pp. 15-36).  Dordrecht:  Springer.

Haney, R. & O’Keefe, J.M. (Eds.) (2007). Endangered species:  Urban and rural Catholic schools.  Washington DC:  National Catholic Educational Association.

O’Keefe, J.M. (2007).  Catholic schools at a decisive moment:  Challenges and possibilities.  In R. Haney & J. M. O’Keefe (Eds.) Endangered species:  Urban and rural Catholic schools (pp.43-56).  Washington DC:  National Catholic Educational Association.

O’Keefe, J.M. (2005). How to save Catholic schools: Don’t write their obituary yet. Commonweal 25(6), 15-18.

Dwyer, T., Haney, R. & O’Keefe, J. M. (Eds.) (2005).  Early childhood education: Conversations in Excellence 2004.  Washington DC:  National Catholic Educational Association.

O'Keefe, J., Connors, M., Goldschmidt, E., Green, J., Henderson, S., & Schervish, K. (2004). Sustaining the legacy: Urban Catholic elementary schools in the United States. Washington D.C.: National Catholic Educational Association.

O’Keefe, J.M. & Evans, M.P.  (2004). Catholic education:  A call to serve the poor.  In Catholic schools for children and youth in poverty:  Conversations in Excellence 2003 (pp. 1-15).  Washington DC:  National Catholic Educational Association.

O'Keefe, J.M. (2003). Catholic schools as communities of service: The US experience. In N. Prendergast, & L. Monahan (Eds.), Reimagining the Catholic school. Dublin, Ireland: Veritas Publications.

O'Keefe, J.M. (2003). Catholic schools and vouchers: How the empirical reality should shape the debate. In A. Wolfe (Ed.). School choice: The moral debate. (pp. 195-208). Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press.

O’Keefe, J.M. & Murphy,.J.  (2001).  The History of enrollment trends in U.S.

Catholic schools.In Hunt, T.C., Ellis, E.A., & Nuzzi, R.J.(Ed.).  Handbook of Research on Catholic Education. (pp. 101-182). New York & Westport: Greenwood Press.

O'Keefe, J.M. (2001). What research tells about the contributions of sectarian schools. University of

Detroit Mercy Law Review, 78(3), 425-441.

O'Keefe, J. M., Murphy, J.  (2000).  Ethnically diverse Catholic schools: An overview of students, staffing and finances.  In Youniss, J. & Convey, J. (Eds.).  Catholic schools at the crossroads. (pp. 117-136).  New York: Teachers College Press.

O'Keefe, J. M.  (1999).  Leadership in urban Catholic elementary schools: The reality and the challenges.  In Hunt, T. & Oldenski, T.  (Eds). Catholic school leadership:  An Invitation to Lead (pp. 225-243).  London, Washington:  Falmer.

O'Keefe, J. M.  (1998)  Pedagogy of persuasion:  The culture of the university of Pont-à-Mousson. Paedagogica historica 34 (2) 1-22.

O'Keefe. J. M.  (1997).  Children and community service learning: Character education in action. Journal of Education 179(2)  47-62.

McLaughlin, T., O’Keefe, J. M. & O’Keeffe, B.  (Eds).  (1996).  The contemporary Catholic school: Context, identity and diversity.  London, Washington: Falmer.