Thomas Kiely is beginning his 6th year directing the Institute for Catholic Leadership at Marquette University. ICL works to develop the mission effectiveness, leadership, and governance practices of Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee as well as in the Great Lakes region, and in national venues.
Prior to this role he served as a Catholic school principal, a Religious studies chair and teacher, an English teacher, and directed an International Baccalaureate Program and an Advanced Placement Program. Originally from New York, he has worked in Washington, DC, Baltimore, MD, Southern New Jersey, and Milwaukee, WI.
He holds master’s degrees from Georgetown University and from the Catholic University of America as well as a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown, and was honored with a doctor of humane letters degree from Mt. St. Mary’s University for his work in preparing students for collegiate study.
He has written about contemplation and action in the Catholic tradition, the interplay of different advocacies and public policy in Catholic education, and about integral education in Catholic schools.