Gregory Waldrop, S.J.

Rector of the Loyola Jesuit Community and Assistant Professor of Art History

Gregory Waldrop, SJ
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Gregory Waldrop, S.J., is assistant professor of art history and chair of Department of Art in Loyola's College of Music and Fine Arts.  He teaches courses on Late Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque art and architecture in Italy, as well as the Introduction to Art History and a survey of European art of the Middle Ages. He has published articles and reviews in both scholarly and general audience publications in the United States and abroad, and his current research interests focus on iconography, clerical culture, and religious women in 14th- and 15th-century Italy. 

A native of Dallas, Fr. Waldrop attended public schools and earned his undergraduate degree in English from Yale University. He entered the Society of Jesus at the Jesuit novitiate in Grand Coteau, Louisiana, in 1989 and did his philosophy studies at Loyola New Orleans and his theology degrees at Rome’s Gregorian University and Boston College. After completing his Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkeley, Fr. Waldrop was assistant professor of art history and then executive director of University Art Collections at Fordham University in New York. He also holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and is a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome.