Ted Dziak, S.J.

Vice-President for Mission & Identity and University Chaplain

Ted Dziak, S.J.
Office Location
242 Marquette
Mailing Address
Loyola University New Orleans
6363 St. Charles Ave.
Campus Box 103
New Orleans, LA 70118
Direct Phone
(504) 865-2304
E-mail Address

Short Bio

Father Dziak came to Loyola in 2006 to serve as director of the Jesuit Center.  From 2007 until the summer of 2015 he served as the Vice-President of Mission and Ministry at Loyola.   Father Dziak became the University Chaplain on July 31, 2015.   On June 1, 2017, Father Dziak returns to serve as the Vice-President for Mission and Ministry and continues to serve as University Chaplain.  

Prior to coming to Loyola University New Orleans, Father Dziak spent six years working in Jamaica where he served as President of St. George's College in Kingston and and also spent two years in pastoral work in the Mayan villages of Belize and as director of the Trinidad Farm retreat house in Belize City, Belize, Central America.   Previously, Dziak worked at Boston College for eight years where he served as assistant to President J. Donald Monan, S.J., as director of Ignacio Volunteer immersion programs, and as director of the Boston College Neighborhood Center, an neighborhood outreach center he established in Boston.   He was also involved in retreat and immersion programs for students and faculty.

In 1983, Dziak founded the Jesuit International Volunteers (now JV:I) and served as the organization's executive director for six years.  Located at Georgetown University, the JV:I is now an affiliate of the Jesuit Volunteer Corps, an agency that places recent university graduates in service work.   Dziak earned a bachelor of arts in English from Michigan State University, a master of arts in teaching from the University of Illinois, studied graduate philosophy at Boston College, and received a master’s degree in divinity and a master's degree in theology from Weston School of Theology (now Boston College) in Cambridge, Mass.   He was also in doctoral studies at Boston College in Higher Education Administration.  Dziak was ordained a priest in 1983 and is a member of the USA Northeast Province of the Society of Jesus.

Courses Taught

REL STUD 358:  Ignatius of Loyola