Michael Class

I teach at Marquette University's College of Professional Studies because I am enlivened by our adult students. Marquette's Jesuit Catholic Mission is truly lived out in the lives of our students, who, like the founder of the Jesuits, St. Ignatius Loyola, return to school as an adult to acquire the skills they need to transform their lives and their community. I feel privileged to be able to bring my own educational background to our students and to grow and learn with them as they prepare themselves to achieve their dreams.

Michael Class, S.J., Ed.D.


Courses Taught

  • THEO 1001 Introduction to Theology (Undergraduate)
  • MATH 1100 College Algebra (Undergraduate)
  • LEOR 2100 History and Theories of Leadership (Undergraduate)
  • LEOR 3175 Principles of Human Resources (Undergraduate)
  • LEOR 3330 Consultation Theory and Practice (Undergraduate)
  • LEOR 4997 Integrating Seminar (Undergraduate)
  • LEDR 6020 Leaders as Worldly Citizens (Graduate)
  • PUBS 6215 Nature of Cities (Graduate)
  • PUBS 6931 Special Topics in Public Service: Board Governance (Graduate)


  • University of Pennsylvania, Ed.D
  • University of Illinois at Chicago, A.B.D. in Human Resource Management
  • Weston Jesuit School of Theology
    • Master of Divinity with Distinction
    • Licentiate in Sacred Theology with Distinction
  • University of Maryland, M.A. in Economics
  • Marquette University, B.S. in Business Administration with specialization in finance

Professional Experience

  • Adjunct faculty, Marquette University College of Professional Studies (2006-present)
  • Marquette University Administration, Graduate School, Office of the Executive Vice President, Information Technology Services, and Department of Human Resources (1997-2003)
  • Board of Trustees - Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio (2002-present)
  • Board of Trustees - St. Ignatius College Prep, Chicago, Illinois
  • Socius to the Provincial Superior, Chicago Province of the Society of Jesus (2004-2006)

Research Interests

  • Higher education management
  • Leadership
  • Organizational culture


  • The Relationship of Role Conflict and Ambiguity to Organizational Culture, in Organizational Risk Factors for Job Stress, with Marjolihn van der Velde, published by the American Psychological Association, 1995.


Contact College of Professional Studies

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Marquette University College of Professional Studies
707 Building, Room 403
P.O. Box 1881
Milwaukee WI 53201-1881
Phone: (414) 288-3153 or (800) 793-6450, extension 2
FAX: (414) 288-3298