Faculty in the News

"As Social Work Month comes to close, Creighton Social Work Program reflects on its mission"

CU News - March 28, 2017

“There are many questions about what social workers do because much of the work is about the quality of the relationship with an individual, community, group or organization... It’s hard to measure the look on someone’s face when they learn from the social worker how to build a resume to seek a job or better employment.” - Dr. Barbara Harris, PhD, Director of the Social Work Program

Focusing on Food Deserts

College of Arts and Sciences News 2017

Maria Corpuz, BA’16, wanted her film for journalism class to have a big impact. “I wanted to do something that I could learn from, and if other people watch it they would be able to learn from it, too,” Corpuz says. her choice to focus on local food deserts made the cut. Barbara Dilly, PhD, associate professor of anthropology, was one of her documentary subjects. Dr. Dilly studies food deserts, sustainability, and rural health. Check out the video to hear Dr. Dilly's insights into the food desert dilemma in Omaha.

Featured Scholar: Dr. Alexander Rödlach, PhD, SVD

"The unique perspective that anthropology provides to missionaries and pastors, he found, is also key for anyone involved in health care. That’s what led Rödlach to medical anthropology, which seems to complement his natural curiosity, compassion and faith. Every project is guided by a profound question – “Is what I’m doing useful to alleviating human suffering?”

Faculty Honored For Service

Dr. Dawn Irlbeck


Rev. John P. Schlegel, S.J. Diversity Award for Innovation and Excellence
The Rev. John P. Schlegel, S.J., Diversity Awards for Excellence & Innovation in the following categories: Individual, Unit/Department/Program, and Scholarship. The Office of Equity and Inclusion has endorsed the recommendation of bestowing this honor to Dr. Irlbeck, specifically for her scholarship in the area of police relationships with minority communities. 

Dr. Roger Bergman

St. Ignatius Award presented by the Deglman Center for Ignatian Spirituality

Each year, the Deglman Center for Ignatian Spirituality recognizes members of Creighton's faculty and staff who live the spirit of St. Ignatius.  Dr. Bergman's participation in the mission of Creighton and their involvements beyond university life reflect the Ignatian ideals of Magis, Cura Personalis, and being persons for and with others.

Full Citation

Dr. Barbara Dilly

Creighton Student's Union Teaching for Tomorrow Award

This award serves as a way for students to publicly acknowledge faculty members who have positively impacted their lives by going above and beyond the call of duty to serve Creighton students. These faculty members have displayed exceptional dedication to their students, both in and out of the classroom, and exemplify the Jesuit tradition of Cura Personalis.