Director for Catholic Initiatives & Outreach for the Notre Dame London Global Gateway
Rev. James Lies, C.S.C., is the Director for Catholic Initiatives & Outreach for the University of Notre Dame London Global Gateway, a position he began in August of 2017. In his role, Fr. Jim is charged with building out an international conversation space around Catholic thought, history, culture and life. He also teaches in the undergraduate program of the London Global Gateway; lives in residence in Conway Hall, the residence for Notre Dame undergraduates studying in London; and serves as a liaison with the local Church: the Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster, the Archbishop of Southwark, and local Catholic parishes, religious communities, educational institutions and nonprofits. Fr. Jim earned his B.A. in Quantitative Methods from the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota. He received an M.A. in Psychological Counseling from the University of Notre Dame; an M.Div. from the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley (now affiliated with Santa Clara University), and a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology & Human Development from the University of Minnesota. Upon Ordination, Fr. Jim ministered at Notre Dame as Assistant Director of Spirituality & Retreats in Campus Ministry and as Rector of Zahm Hall. He later served at the University of Portland as an Associate Professor of Psychology and as Executive Director of the Garaventa Center for Catholic Intellectual Life & American Culture; and at Stonehill College, where he served as Vice President for Mission and as an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology.