Jeanne Fielding Lord, Ed.D., J.D.
Jeanne Fielding Lord, Ed.D., J.D. was named director of the Jesuit Leadership Seminar in January 2014. In addition to her work with AJCU, Lord serves as Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Undergraduate Students at Georgetown University, where she also holds appointments as a professional lecturer in the departments of Catholic Studies and American Studies.
Lord earned her undergraduate degree at the Medical College of Virginia, and holds a J.D from The Catholic University of America and an Ed.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. She is a frequent speaker on the topic of women’s leadership, and in 2009 was invited to give the Rita Casella Jones Lecture at the Francis and Ann Curran Center for American Catholic Studies at Fordham University. In 2011, she was elected to honorary membership in Alpha Sigma Nu, and last year received the Matteo Ricci Award from the John Carroll Fellows Program at Georgetown.
Lord has long been deeply involved in promoting Jesuit mission and identity, and has participated in both the Jesuit Leadership Seminar and the Ignatian Colleagues Program. In partnership with the Office of Mission and Ministry at Georgetown, she facilitates seminars on Jesuit higher education and Ignatian traditions for staff and faculty.
Kevin D. Sullivan
Kevin D. Sullivan has served as the Program Coordinator for the Jesuit Leadership Seminar since 2016. In addition to his work with the AJCU, he is the Director of Advancement for Nativity Preparatory School of Boston, a free Jesuit middle school serving boys from low-income families. Kevin is also a Speechwriter in the Office of the President of Santa Clara University. Before Nativity Prep, Kevin was Projects Manager for the Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life at Georgetown University, an effort to apply Catholic Social Thought to national and global issues, build bridges across political, religious, and ideological lines, and encourage a new generation of Catholic lay leaders in pursuing the common good.
Kevin earned his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University, where he first encountered the Ignatian tradition and was deeply inspired and formed by both Jesuit and lay educators.
Max is a master's student at Trinity College Dublin, where he studies intercultural theology and inter-religious studies. His research centers on contemporary Chinese-Catholic relations. In 2018, Max graduated from Georgetown University with a degree in government and theology. Max hails from Chicago and is an alumnus of St. Ignatius College Prep, a Jesuit high school in the heart of the city.
Brittany Fried is recent graduate of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, where she studied Regional and Comparative Studies of Asia and Africa and minored in Jewish Civilization. She is especially interested in transformative education in post-conflict settings, including peace education and the Ignatian Pedagogical Paradigm—the topic she published her honors thesis on. In this field, Brittany has co-published a leadership curriculum that has been implemented at schools in India, South Africa, the Philippines, Hong Kong, China and Cambodia; conducted research on the intersection of peace education and history teaching in Rwanda; and published research on education and social justice at a Jesuit organization in Zambia. In the future, she aspires to continue working in post-conflict settings, especially at the intersection of religion and education.