Joseph M. O'Keefe, S.J.

Dean of the Lynch School of Education at Boston College

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JOSEPH MICHAEL O'KEEFE, S.J.
Lynch School of Education • Campion Hall Room 101 • Boston College
Chestnut Hill, MA • 02467-3813
phone: (617) 552-4202 • fax: (617) 552-0812 • okeefejo@bc.edu

Leadership Experience at Boston College


Academic Administration

  • Dean of the Carolyn A. and Peter S. Lynch School of Education, 2005-present
  • Interim Dean of Carolyn A. and Peter S. Lynch School of Education, 2003-2005
  • Associate Dean of the Carolyn A. and Peter S. Lynch School of Education, 2001-2003
  • Interim Director, Roche Center for Catholic Education, 2008-2010

University Committees

  • Provost’s Advisory Council
  • Council of Deans
  • Search Committee for Vice President for Information Technology
  • Search Committee for University Librarian
  • Search Committee for Vice President for Facilities
  • Search Committee for Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences
  • Search Committee for Dean of the Law School
  • Member, Jesuit and Catholic Identity Task Force,
  • Member, Academic Vice President's Advisory Council
  • Member, University Research Council
  • Member, ad hoc Human Subjects Working Group
  • Member, Advisory Board, Jesuit Institute
  • University Academic Planning Council

Leadership Experience at other educational institutions

Boards

  • Loyola University, New Orleans LA 2008 to present
  • Marquette University, Milwaukee WI 2007 to present
  • College of the Holy Cross, Worcester MA  1999 to 2007     Chair, Academic Affairs Committee
  • LeMoyne College, Syracuse NY 2001 to 2005      Chair, Academic Affairs Committee
  • John Carroll University, Cleveland OH 2003-2006
  • Boston College High School, Dorchester MA  1995 to 2001
  • St. John's Preparatory School, Danvers MA  1997 to 2006    Chair, Headmaster Search Committee
  • Cheverus High School, Portland ME  1984 to 1990
  • Nativity Preparatory School, Boston MA  1997 to 1999
  • Cathedral Grammar School, Boston MA. 1994 to 1999

External reviews

  • Villanova University Department of Education
  • Loyola University Chicago School of Education
  • University of St. Thomas Murray Institute                 
  • Fordham University (promotion)
  • Loyola Marymount University (promotion)

Faculty Appointments at the Carolyn A. and Peter S. Lynch School of Education at Boston College

  • Professor (with tenure), 2005 to present
  • Associate Professor (with tenure), 1997 to 2005
  • Assistant Professor, 1991-1997
  • Courses taught at Boston College: Philosophy of Education, Secondary Curriculum and Instruction, Critical Issues in Schooling, Diversity in Schools, Social Contexts of Education, Foundations of Educational Administration, Ethics and Equity in Education, Administrative Theory and Leadership, Advanced Seminar in Supervision, Administrative Communication, Catholic Schools in the 1990's: Financing and Resourcing, Catholic Schools in the 2000s: Integrating the Social Teachings of the Church into Catholic Schools, Human Resource Administration

Faculty Appointments at other educational institutions

  • Visiting Associate Professor and Jesuit Chair in Education, Georgetown University, 1999-2000
  • Visiting Scholar, Catholic University of America, 1998-1999
  • Visiting Scholar, Australian Catholic University, 1998
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, University of San Francisco, 2001
  • Teaching Fellow Harvard University, 1989-1991
  • Teaching Fellow Fordham University, 1979 to 1980
  • University Supervisor of Student Teachers Harvard University, 1989-1991
  • Teacher of Foreign Languages Cheverus High School Portland ME, 1980 to 1983.
  • Teacher of French Boston College High School, 1977, 1980
  • Teacher of French Bishop Connolly High School Fall River MA, 1978

Religious

  • Entered the New England Province of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) 1976
  • Ordained Roman Catholic priest 1986
    • Campus Ministry Boston College 1991-present
    • Weekend Associate Our Lady Star of the Sea Parish Marblehead MA 1994-present
  • Solemn Profession in the Society of Jesus 2001
  • Consultor to the Provincial of the New England Province of the Society of Jesus 2009-present

Education

Degrees

  • Ed.D.   Harvard University Graduate School of Education, 1991 (Administration, Planning & Policy) 
  • S.T.L.    Boston College School of Theology and Ministry (Weston School of Theology), 1989
  • M.Ed.   Harvard University, 1987 (Administration, Planning & Policy)
    M.Div.  Boston College School of Theology and Ministry (Weston School of Theology), 1989
  • M.A.     Fordham University, 1980 (French)
    B.A.      College of the Holy Cross, 1976 (Philosophy)
                 

Non degree studies

  • Institute of Education (London, UK), Cultural Studies in Education, 1988
  • St. Joseph's Medical Center (Tacoma, WA), Clinical-Pastoral Education, 1984
  • Boston University School of Education, curriculum studies, 1983
  • University of Paris, Cours de civilisation pour professeurs étrangers, 1979
  • Colegio de España (Salamanca, Spain), Language study, 1979

Awards

  • The F. Sadlier Dinger Award 2004, recognizing a person or group who has made a significant contribution to Catholic education.
  • EdPress Award for Most Learned Article: “Creative Resourcing for Catholic Schools: The Critical Issue of Hiring and Retaining High-quality Teachers.  Momentum 30(4) 54-58.
  • Award for the Best Research Paper of 1993 presented by the New England Educational Research Organization and the American Educational Research Organization, New England Regional Special Interest Group.

Publications

Books

  • Haney, R. & O’Keefe, J.M. (Eds.) (2009). Design for success:  New configurations for Catholic schools.  Washington DC: National Catholic Educational Association.

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

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

  • Cimino, C., Dwyer, T., Haney, R., & O'Keefe, J.M.(Eds.). (2003). Educating young adolescents: Conversations in excellence. Washington DC: National Catholic Educational Association.

  • Cimino, C., Haney, R & O’Keefe, J.M. (Eds.).  (2002).  Catholic teacher recruitment and
    formation:  Conversations in excellence.
      Washington:  National Catholic Educational Association

  • Cimino, C., Haney, R & O’Keefe, J.M. (Eds.).  (2001).  Integrating the social teachings of the church into Catholic schools:  Conversations in excellence.  Washington:  National Catholic Educational Association.

  • Cimino, C., Haney, R., O’Keefe, J.M.  & Zuchowski, A. (Eds.). (2000).  Forming innovative learning environments through technology:  Conversations in excellence.  Washington:  National Catholic Educational Association.

  • Haney, R. & O'Keefe, J. M.  (Eds).  (1999).  Creatively financing and resourcing Catholic schools: Conversations in excellence.  Washington:  National Catholic Educational Association.
  • Haney, R. & O'Keefe, J. M.  (Eds).  (1998).  Conversations in excellence:  Providing for the diverse needs of youth and their families.  Washington:  National Catholic Educational Association.

  • O'Keefe, J. M.  (Ed).  (1997). Catholic education at the turn of the new century.  New York: Garland.

  • Haney, R. & O'Keefe, J. M.  (Eds).  (1997).  Conversations in excellence:  Integrating mission. Washington:  National Catholic Educational Association.

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

Chapters in Books

  • O’Keefe, J.M. & Goldschmidt, E. (in press).  The Renewal of Catholic education in the 21st century.  In Bauch, P. (Ed.) Catholic Schools in the Public Interest: Past, Present, and Future.  Charlotte NC:  Information Age Publishers.

  • O’Keefe, J.M. & Schoepner, A. (2009).  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.

  • O’Keefe, J.M. (2008).  Panel presentation:  Practical realities on the ground. In U.S. Department of Education (Ed.) Preserving a critical national asset:  America’s disadvantaged students and the crisis in faith-based schools.  Washington DC:  U.S. Department of Education.

  • O’Keefe, J.M. (2008).  The Empirical wisdom of the social scientist, the contextual wisdom of the theologian, and the practical wisdom of the practitioner.  In Staud, J. (Ed).  The Carnegie conversation on Catholic education.  (pp. 47-49).  South Bend IN:  ACE Press.

  • Grace, G. & O’Keefe, J.M. (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 Catholic urban schools in the USA.  In  G. Grace, J. O’Keefe, J.M. (Eds.).  International handbook of Catholic education:  Challenges for school systems in the 21st century (pp. 15-36).  Dordrecht:  Springer.

  • 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. (2002). Research on teacher recruitment and retention. In Cimino, C. Haney,R. &  O'Keefe, J.M. (Eds.). Catholic teacher recruitment and formation: Conversations in excellence. (pp. 113-121). Washington DC: National Catholic Educational Association.

  • 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., 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).  Leadership for solidarity: How Catholic human service providers can work together.  In Haney, R. & O'Keefe, J. M.  (Eds.). Conversations in excellence:  Providing for the diverse needs of children and families (pp. 149-160).  Washington:  National Catholic Educational Association.

  • O'Keefe, J. M.  (1997). The call to collaboration.  In Haney, R. & O'Keefe, J. M.  (Eds.)
    Conversations in excellence:  Integrating mission (pp. 7-16).  Washington, DC:  National Catholic Educational Association.

  • O'Keefe, J. M.  (1997).  Preparing ethical leaders for equitable schools.  In Beck, L. & Murphy, J. (Eds.).  Ethics in educational leadership:  Emerging models (pp. 161-187).  University Park, PA: University Council for Educational Administration.

  • O’Keefe, J. M.  (1996).  No margin, no mission.  In McLaughlin, T. H., O’Keefe, J. M. & O’Keeffe, B.   Eds.).  The contemporary Catholic school: Context, identity and diversity (pp. 177-197). London, Washington:  Falmer.

  • McLaughlin, T, O’Keefe, J. M. & O’Keeffe, B.  (1996).  Setting the scene: Current realities and historical perspectives.  In McLaughlin, T. H., O’Keefe, J. M. & O’Keeffe, B.   Eds.).  The contemporary Catholic school: Context, identity and diversity (pp. 1-21).  London, Washington: Falmer.

  • O’Keefe, J. M & O’Keeffe, B.  (1996).  Directions for research in Catholic education in the US and the UK.   In McLaughlin, T. H., O’Keefe, J. M. & O’Keeffe, B.   Eds.).  The contemporary Catholic school: Context, identity and diversity (pp. 298-310).  London, Washington:  Falmer.

Selected Articles (refereed*)

  • O’Keefe, J.M. (2009). System update required. U.S. Catholic 74 (1), 18-21

  • O’Keefe, J.M. & Schoepner, A. (2009).  Bridging the gap:  Urban Catholic schools addressing educational achievement and opportunity gaps in the United States.  International Studies in Catholic Education 1(1), 17-31*

  • O’Keefe, J.M. (2008, December).  Guest Editorial:  Responding to the changing times of the 21st century.  Momentum 29(4): 4-5

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

  • O’Keefe, J.M. (2005, September 2). Maybe not the schools for the most in need. The Pilot, p.20.

  • O'Keefe, J.M. (2003). Teacher satisfaction in religiously affiliated schools: Insights from the U.S. Catholic experience. International Journal of Education and Religion 4(1), 1-16 *

  • O'Keefe, J.M. (2002). Global perspectives on educational achievement: An overview of four major studies. Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and Practice 6(1), 111-125 *

  • O'Keefe, J.M. (2002). Research related to teacher recruitment and retention. Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and Practice 5(3), 401-406 *

  • O'Keefe, J.M. (2001). How research can inform efforts to recruit and retain high-quality teachers. Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and Practice 5(1), 117-124 *

  • 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.  (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*

   
Reports and Newsletter Columns

  • O’Keefe, J.M. (2006). Recently released federal study. NCEA Notes 39(3), 15.

  • O’Keefe, J.M. (2005). Teacher retention. NCEA Notes 39(1), 15.

  • O'Keefe, J.M. (2004). Teacher mobility and attrition. NCEA Notes 38(2), 15.

  • O'Keefe, J.M. (2004). Research on Catholic school principals. NCEA Notes 37(3), 15.

  • O'Keefe, J.M. (2003). Research on Catholic secondary schools: CHS 2000. NCEA Notes 36(4), 15.

  • O'Keefe, J.M. (2003). Learning from the experience of others: Research across denominational and national boundaries. NCEA Notes 36(5), 15.

  • O'Keefe, J.M. (2003). Readiness to learn - The fourth R. NCEA Notes 37(1), 15.

  • O'Keefe, J.M. (2003). Data on your desktop. NCEA Notes 36(3), 15.

  • O'Keefe, J.M. (2002). Global perspectives on student learning. NCEA Notes 35(5), 15.

  • O'Keefe, J.M. (2002). One take on research about Catholic schools. NCEA Notes 35(3), 15.

  • O'Keefe, J.M. (2002). Twenty years and counting... Update on the National Center for Research in Catholic Education. NCEA Notes 36(1), 15.

  • O'Keefe, J.M. (2002). Catholic schools and other types of schools compared. NCEA Notes 36(2), 15.

  • O'Keefe, J.M. (2001). Research and school choice at Boston College. NCEA Notes 33(5), 15.

  • O'Keefe, J.M. (2001). Making comparisons. NCEA Notes 33(4), 15.

  • O'Keefe, J.M. (2001). Counting can be fun: Research possibilities are fingertips away. NCEA Notes 34(2), 15.

  • O'Keefe, J.M. (2001).  Private school contributions to the common good.  Proceedings of Pierce, Plaralism and Partnership conference:  A Conference to Commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Pierce Decision.  Washington DC, July 10-12, 2000.  Washington:  United States Department of Education, Office of Non-Public Education.

  • O’Keefe, J.M.  (2001).  Call for Proposals:  The CACE Research Board.  NCEA Notes 34(1).  15.

  • O’Keefe, J.M.  (2000). Learning from the past, assessing the present, looking to the future: The Catholic School Research Summit. NCEA Notes 32(5).  15.

  • O’Keefe, J.M.  (2000).  The importance of survey research.  NCEA Notes 32(4).  15.

  • O’Keefe, J. M. (2000).  Catholic school research in the 21st century.  NCEA Notes 32(3).  15.

  • O’Keefe, J.M.  (2000).  The CACE Research Board: Looking to the future.  NCEA Notes 33(1).  15.

  • O'Keefe, J.M. (2000). Teachers' tools for the 21st century. NCEA Notes 32(4), 19.

  • O’Keefe, J. M. (1999).  “American Legacy at the Crossroads: The future of Catholic schools” NCEA Notes 32(2).  15.

 
Selected Media Citations

  • (2010, June 20) He speaks with money, not words.  The Boston Herald

  • (2010, June 20). $20m gift to fund program for educators.  WBZ Newsradio

  • (2010, June 20). Urban schools focus of BC gift.  The Boston Globe

  • (2010, September 11). For Quincy Catholic Academy, a new year means a new identity. The Patriot Ledger

  • (2010, April 10).  Catholic Schools Reinvent Themselves.  National Catholic Reporter

  • (2010, March 16).  Grocer gives $20m for Catholic Education.  The Boston Globe

  • (2009, January 26). Keeping the faith.  The Sun (Lowell MA)

  • (2008, April 17).  The Future of faith.  WBUR (NPR affiliate)

  • (2008, April 5).  Teachesr at 10 Catholic schools strike over health plan.  New York Times

  • (2006, March 22). BC to help ailing elementary school; Pact boosts future of St. Columbkille. The Boston Globe.

  • (2005, October 23). Church turns to critic to aid Catholic schools. Boston Sunday Globe

  • (2005, August 23). 2nd parish school closes unexpectedly archdiocese cites drop in enrollment. The Boston Globe.

  • (2005, August 15). Inner-city Catholic schools at crossroads after recent closings. Catholic News Service.

  • (2005, May 22).  Fading Treasure,  Baltimore Sun

  • (2005, March 25). Catholic education: Setbacks and hope. National Catholic Reporter

  • (2005, March 24). Can Catholic elementary schools survive? Rising costs, changing demographics challenge a U.S. institution. MSNBC.

  • (2004, October 10). Reading, writing, and shrinking. Mobile Register

  • (2004, November 18). Sacred Heart Catholic School; First lay principal in school history. The Patriot Ledger,

  • (2004, August 27). Catholic schools look at ways to prevent closure. Catholic Sentinel (Portland OR)

  • (2004, June 21). Fundraising business of survival. Newsweek

  • (2004, April 9). Needed: The vision thing; Rethinking the mission of Catholic primary schools. Commonweal

  • (2004, March 27). Catholic schools rethink traditional financial models. Associated Press.

  • (2003, October 16). Eight Catholic high schools to become independent. Boston Globe

  • (2003, June 23). Catholic educators bemoan 149 urban school closings. Boston Globe

  • (2003, June 13). Interview on closing of Catholic schools. BBC "The World." WGBH Radio.

  • (2003, May 5). Echoes of a scandal. U.S. News & World Report

  • (2003, March 9). Catholic schools struggle in the city. Boston Globe

  • (2003, March 2). Academy welcomes believers, nonbelievers. Boston Globe

  • (2003, February 26). Scandal's fallout: The new struggle of Catholic schools. The Christian Science Monitor

  • (2003, February 9). Catholic school closings. Newscast, CBS 4 News, Boston.

  • (2003, January 22). Catholic school enrollments fall, but finances, not fear, are blamed. New York Times

  • (2002). Participants trace their own roads during Emmaus conference. NC Catholic (Raleigh NC)

  • (2002, January 31). Catholic schools in money struggle. The Journal News (Westchester, NY)

  • Berg, S. (1997, April 1). How do Catholic schools do it: Urban vs. suburban. The Star Tribune (Minneapolis)

  • Nguyen, T. (1995, August 14). Catholic educators planning program to boost innovation. Boston Globe

 
Selected Presentations and Invited Addresses

  • O’Keefe, J.M. (2010) Depth, universality, and learned ministry.  Invited keynote address to secondary and middle-school teachers of the New England Province of the Society of Jesus. September 24, 2010.

  • O’Keefe, J.M. Catholic education as priestly work.  Invited keynote address.  Catholic School Executive Leadership Dinner, Fordham University. May 18, 2010

  • O’Keefe, J.M. (2010).  Catholic schools as communities of welcome.  Keynote at Marymount International Schools in Paris (January 2, 2010), London (January 3, 2010), Rome (January 4, 2010)

  • O’Keefe, J.M. (2009).  Catholic Education in the 21st Century.  Invited keynote – Mary Dooley Lecture, Elms College, Springfield MA.  September 28, 2009.

  • O’Keefe, J.M. (2007).  The Future of Catholic education.  Invited keynote at the Summit on the Future of Catholic Schools.  Mid-Atlantic Consortium.  Baltimore MD.  September 19, 2007

  • O’Keefe, J.M. (2006). Catholic education: A future for everybody? Invited address at the Rogus Lecture, University of Dayton. March 29, 2006.

  • O'Keefe, J.M. (2004). Bridging educational cultures. Fordham University Summer Session for Catholic Educators, Vienna Austria. July 27, 2004.

  • O'Keefe, J.M. with Erik Goldschmidt and Mary Walsh (2004). Addressing the non-academic barriers to learning in Catholic schools: Resources and best practices. Invited presentation at the Annual Convention of the National Catholic Educational Association, Boston, MA. April 13, 2004.

  • O'Keefe, J.M. with Albert Shannon. (2004). The Board's relationship with the principal, head of school, pastor, religious congregation and diocese. Invited presentation at the Annual Convention of the National Catholic Educational Association, Boston, MA. April 15, 2004.

  • O'Keefe, J.M. (2003). Recruiting, retaining and developing teachers in religiously affiliated schools. Invited keynote address at the Conference of the Ethos and Education Network, Catholic University of Nijmegen, Netherlands. January 10, 2003.

  • O'Keefe, J.M. (2002). Catholic schools as communities of service: The U.S. experience. Keynote presentation at Conference 2002: The Catholic School, Imagining the Future. Marino Institute of Education, Dublin Ireland. March 5, 2002.

  • O'Keefe, J.M. with Jessica Greene. (2001). Teachers for Catholic schools: Recruitment, retention, rewarding and renewing. Keynote presentations at the Annual Meeting of the Chief Administrators of Catholic Education of the National Catholic Educational Association, Savannah GA. November 7, 2001.

  • O’Keefe, J.M.  (2001).  The Spirituality of the Teacher.  Invited keynote address at the Teacher Conference of the Diocese of Raleigh NC.  New Berne, NC.  September 29, 2001.

  • O’Keefe, J.M.  (2001).  Jesus as the Model for Leadership:  Implications for Principals.  Invited keynote address at the Orientation for New Catholic-school Principals of New England.  Holyoke, MA.  August 6, 2001.

  • O’Keefe, J. M.  (2001).  The Quality of Catholic Schools:  What Research Tells Us.  Invited address at St. Mary’s University College, Twickenham, England.  July 9, 2001.

  • O'Keefe, J.M. (2001). What can boards do to attract and keep good faculty. Invited presentation at the Annual Convention of the National Catholic Educational Association, Milwaukee WI. April 18, 2001.

  • O’Keefe, J.M.  (2001).  A Catholic Perspective on School Choice.  Invited paper at the Conference on Normative and Philosophical Issues in School Choice. Center for Religion and American Public Life at Boston College.  March 11, 2001.

  • O’Keefe, J.M. (2001).  Conceptions of the Self - Emerging Identity Constructs.  Invited respondent at International Conference of the Ethos and Education Network.  University of Nijmegen, Netherlands.  February 1, 2001.

  • O’Keefe, J.M.  (2000).  Private Schools for the Public Good.  Invited keynote address at a conference sponsored by the University of Detroit Mercy Law School to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the 1925 Supreme Court decision, Pierce v. Society of Sisters.  October 6, 2000.

  • O’Keefe, J.M.  (2000).  Models of Ignatian Pedagogy.  Invited keynote speaker and facilitator at Regis College, University of Toronto.  August 31, 2000.

  • O’Keefe, J.M.  (2000).  Invited participant at the think-tank on the Future of Jesuit High Schools, Jesuit Secondary Education Association.  Baltimore, MD.  August 17-18, 2000.

  • O’Keefe, J.M.  (2000). Contributions of Private Schools to Society  What Research Tells Us. Invited panelist at a National Conference sponsored by the United States Department of Education, Washington, DC to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the 1925 Supreme Court decision, Pierce v. Society of Sisters.  July 11, 2000.

  • O’Keefe, J. M. (2000).  Characteristics of Different Types of Boards.  Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the National Catholic Educational Association, Baltimore MD, April 25, 2000.

  • Connolly, R., Helm, C., O’Keefe, J. M. & Relleke, J.   (2000).  New Designs in Spiritual Formation: Selected Programs by Arch/Diocesan Leaders. Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the National Catholic Educational Association, Baltimore MD, April 27, 2000.

  • O’Keefe, J. M.  (2000).  The Ministry of Catholic Educational Leadership.  Keynote presentation at Consortium for Catholic School Leadership.  Diocese of Orlando, FL.  March 30-31, 2000.

  • O’Keefe, J.M.  (2000).  Invited participant at “Catholic School Research Summit” at the University of San Francisco, March 17-19, 2000.

  • O’Keefe, J. M.  (1999 – April).  The Institute for Spiritual Growth:  How It Influences the Lives of Professional Educators. Invited to present a paper at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Montréal, P.Q., Canada.

  • O’Keefe, J. M.  (1999 – January 30).  Particularism and Pluralism:  Diverse Religious Dimensions of Catholic Schools.  Keynote address at the Second International Conference of the Ethos and Education Network, Catholic University of Nijmegen, Netherlands.

  • O’Keefe, J. M.  (1998, August 2).  Special Issues for Catholic Leaders.  Keynote address
    presented at the International Working Seminar on Catholic Leadership, Australian Catholic University, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

  • O'Keefe, J. M.  (1998, April).  The status of African-American Catholic elementary schools: Findings from a descriptive survey.  Invited to present a paper at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA.

  • O'Keefe, J. M.  (1998, February).  Visionary leadership for Catholic schools.  Invited to present a paper at St. Aloysius College, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.

  • O'Keefe, J. M.  (1997, November).  Values and identity in Catholic education:  A response to Rabbi Michael Paley.  Invited to present a paper at the conference "Private Schools:  Partners in American Education" at the University of Dayton, OH.

  • O'Keefe, J. M.  (1997, June).  Toward a rationale for religiously diverse Catholic schools.  Invited to present a position paper at the conference "Catholic Schools at the Crossroads." Seton Hall University Law School.  Newark, NJ.

  • O'Keefe, J. M.  (1997, June).  Moderator and commentator for the panel "Inner-city Catholic Schools."  Invited to present at the Annual Meeting of FADICA (Foundations and Donors Interested in Catholic Activities).  Milwaukee, WI

  • O'Keefe, J. M., Jones, A., & Murphy, J.  (1997, March).  The urban Catholic schools study: Overview and implications.  Invited to present a paper at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL.

  • O'Keefe, J. M., Jones, A., & Murphy, J.  (1997, March).  Religious identity in urban Catholic elementary and secondary schools.  Invited to present a paper at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL.

  • Murphy, J., O'Keefe, J. M. & Jones, A.  (1997, March).  The urban Catholic schools study: Secondary school findings.  Invited to present a paper at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL.

  • Murphy, J., O'Keefe, J. M. & Jones, A.  (1997, March).  The urban Catholic school: An
    investigation of effectiveness and environment
    .  Invited to present a paper at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL.

  • O'Keefe, J.M., Jones, A.& Murphy, J.  (1997, February).  The urban Catholic school study:  Five- year trends.  Invited to present a paper at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Educational Research Association, Hilton Head, S.C.

  • O'Keefe, J. M.  (1996, July).  The Religious character of inner-city Catholic elementary schools: Some preliminary findings.  Paper presented at the International Symposium on Church School Studies, University of Durham, UK.

  • O'Keefe, J. M.  (1996, April).  How research on the self-described role and responsibility of school administrators compels interprofessional education and integrated service delivery for children. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, NY.

  • O'Keefe, J. M.  (1996, April).  The contemporary Catholic high school:  Research perspectives from the US and the UK.  Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the National Catholic Educational Association, Philadelphia, PA.

  • O'Keefe, J. M.  (1995, August).  Pedagogy of persuasion: The culture of the université de Pont-à- Mousson.  Paper presented at the Eighteenth International Congress of Historical Sciences, Montréal, Québec, Canada.

  • O'Keefe, J. M.  (1995, April).  Beyond noblesse oblige: A study of community service learning. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA.

  • O'Keefe, J. M.  (1995, April).  British and U.S. Catholic schools:  A comparative study.  Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA.

  • O'Keefe, J. M.  (1995, February).  School choice:  A Jesuit perspective.  Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education, Washington, DC.

  • O'Keefe, J. M.  (1994, October).  New leadership for new schools.  Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the University Council of Educational Administration, Philadelphia, PA.

  • O'Keefe, J. M.  (1994, August).  Diversity, justice and the Jesuit high school.  Address presented at the Faculty Convocation, Saint Ignatius High School, Chicago, IL.

  • O'Keefe, J. M.  (1994, August).  Leadership theory and practice:  Students' views.  Paper
    presented at the Annual Conference of the National Council of Professors of Educational
    Administration, Palm Springs, CA
    O'Keefe, J. M.  (1994, April).  Crossing boundaries of race:  Interpretations of the experience of low-income students of color.  Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA. 

  • O'Keefe, J. M.  (1994, April).  No strangers here?  A study of the experiences of low-income students of color in high school.  Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.  O'Keefe, J. M.  (1993, February).  Working toward an inclusive school culture: A university-secondary school collaborative model.  Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the American Association of School Administrators, Orlando, FL.  ERIC ED 378678

  • O'Keefe, J. M.  (1992, November).  The election of Bill Clinton:  Implications for education in the United States.  Address given to the faculty of Stranmillis College, Belfast, Northern Ireland.

 
Editorial and Review Activities

  • Co-editor. Catholic Education:  A Journal of Inquiry and Practice

  • Member, Editorial Board.  International Journal of Religion and Education

  • Member, Editorial Board.  Courtyard:  A Journal of Research and Thought on Jewish Education

  • Reviewer, Spencer Foundation, Major Grants

  • Reviewer for papers presented at Annual Meeting, American Educational Research Association, Special Interest Group (SIG):  Associates for Research in Private Education

  • Guest Editor, Momentum XXVIII (3).  August/September 1997

  • Guest Editor, Private School Monitor (14) 1&2

  • Reviewer of articles:  Catholic Education, Ethos & Education, Journal of Moral Education, Momentum

 
Grants

  • Grant [$36,000] from the Chief Administrators of Catholic Education (CACE) of the National Catholic Educational Association to direct the National Center for Research on Catholic Education, 2000-2003.

  • Research Expense Grant [$1,500] from Boston College to expand survey of inner-city Catholic high schools to include urban, suburban and rural schools. 1997

  • Grant [$9,538.10] from Catholic University (Subcontract #1554-IND-SUB02) as part of a Lilly- Foundation project entitled "American Legacy at the Crossroads:  Research Synthesis and Policy Analysis of Catholic Schools."  The grant will cover the expenses to expand a national survey of inner-city Catholic elementary schools and to conduct a survey of inner-city Catholic high schools. 1996.

  • Grant [$10,000] from the Jesuit Conference to conduct a national survey of inner-city Catholic elementary schools. 1995

  • Research Expense Grant [$1,000] from Boston College to study the changing role of the principal in schools that offer a full range of social services for children. 1995

  • Grant [$25,000] from the Public Welfare Foundation to coordinate the Wider Horizons Program, a summer urban practicum program for a cross-denominational, cross-border group of Irish student teachers. [With Walter Haney of Boston College]  1992, 1993

  • Grant [$12,000] from the International Fund for Ireland to coordinate the Wider Horizons Program, a summer urban practicum program for a cross-denominational, cross-border group of Irish student teachers. 1992 to 1993

  • Fellowship [$19,000] from the Bradley Foundation to support dissertation research at Harvard University.  1990 to 1991