About the Kingfisher Institute
About the Institute
The Kingfisher Institute was approved in 2018, after more than two years of foundational work by faculty and administrators as part of the University-wide strategic planning process. January 2019 marked the official inauguration.
Offices are housed in the state-of-the-art School of Dentistry building. This represents the relationship between the professions and the humanities at Creighton.
The Institute will continue to expand as a center of excellence through aphased approach, which will incorporate feedback from the campus community on ways to best achieve the vision.
The Kingfisher Institute is inspired by the Gerard Manley Hopkins poem, "As Kingfishers Catch Fire," which Creighton President the Rev. Daniel S. Hendrickson, SJ, PhD, highlighted in his inaugural presidential address. In doing so, Father Hendrickson challenged all members of the Creighton community to exemplify their own humanity by seeking magis, or more, and doing justice.
Faculty and Staff
|Tracy Leavelle, PhD|
|Charise Alexander Adams|
Guiding Us in Our Mission
We’re thankful to the members of the Kingfisher Advisory Council for their insights and guidance. Their thoughtful perspectives help us move in the direction of our mission.
|Patrick Murray, PhD|
Professor of Philosophy, John C. Kenefick Faculty Chair in the Humanities
|Margo Minnich, DNP|
Assistant Professor, College of Nursing
|Rachel Mindrup, MFA|
Resident Assistant Professor, Fine and Performing Arts, Richard L. Deming Endowed Chair in Medical Humanities
|Audel Salazar, BA'16, MA'17|
Instructional Designer, Center for Faculty Excellence
|LaShaune Johnson, PhD|
Associate Professor, Graduate School (MPH program) and Associate Director, Creighton at Highlander
|Richard L. Deming, MD’80|
Physician, Medical Director of Mercy Cancer Center (Des Moines, IA)
Heider College of Business Instructor
Kirk Peck, PT, PhD, CSCS, CCRT, CERP
Creighton University School of Medicine student
Associate Director, Study Abroad and Special Global Programs, Global Engagement Office
|Sarah Singletary Walker, PhD|
Professor of Management, Vice President for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
|Janique Hayes, MPA|
Assistant Director, Mission and Ministry and Institutional Diversity and Inclusion
|Nicole Piemonte, PhD|
Assistant Professor; Assistant Dean, School of Medicine (Phoenix)
Heider College of Business Student, Economics BSBA Anticipated 2023
|Fr. Kevin FitzGerald, SJ, PhD, PhD|
John A. Creighton Chair, School of Medicine; Interim Dean, Graduate School
College of Nursing Student, Anticipated 2025
|Christine Keith, DDS|
Assistant Professor, General Dentistry, School of Dentistry
|Joy Doll, OT, OTD|
Program Director, Health Informations