The Journal of Catholic Education (formerly Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and Practice) is an open access journal representing Catholic colleges and universities, Catholic education leaders, and scholars from a variety of disciplines who are collectively committed to contributing research and encouraging best practice in Catholic elementary, secondary, and higher education by advancing the field of Catholic educational research.


The Journal of Catholic Education is a refereed, open access, online journal that promotes and disseminates scholarship about the purposes, practices, and issues in Catholic education at all levels.

Governing Board

  • Boston College
  • Catholic University of America
  • Creighton University
  • DePaul University
  • Fordham University
  • Loyola Marymount University
  • Loyola University Chicago
  • Marquette University
  • Marywood University
  • Seton Hall University
  • St. Catharine College
  • Saint Louis University
  • University of Dayton
  • University of Notre Dame
  • University of Portland
  • University of St. Thomas
  • University of San Diego
  • University of San Francisco
  • Villanova University

Current Issue: Volume 19, Issue 1 (2015)

Editors' Commentary


Editors' Introduction
Mary McCullough, Martin Scanlan, and Karen Huchting



What Can Jesus Teach Us About Student Engagement?
Glenn James, Elda Martinez, and Sherry Herbers


Educating for Social Justice: Drawing from Catholic Social Teaching
James R. Valadez and Philip S. Mirci Dr. (Ph.D.)

Focus Section Articles

Book Reviews

Supplementary Resources