Eileen Burke-Sullivan, STD
Dr. Eileen Burke-Sullivan

Eileen Burke-Sullivan, STD

Vice Provost for Mission and Ministry
Barbara Reardon Heaney Endowed Chair in Pastoral Liturgical Theology
Associate Professor of Theology

Eileen Burke-Sullivan, STD, is the vice provost for mission and ministry at Creighton University. In this role, she provides leadership at the highest levels of university administration in the Catholic, Jesuit character of Creighton.

Burke-Sullivan is also the holder of the Barbara Reardon Heaney endowed Chair in Pastoral Liturgical Theology. She is associate professor of theology, director of the Master of Arts in Ministry program and associate director of the Master of Christian Spirituality.

She completed her pontifical degrees in the field of ecclesiology at Weston Jesuit School of Theology (now Boston College). She also has a Master of Music degree in vocal and choral performance from the University of Colorado College of Music, and a master’s in theology in spirituality from Creighton. 

For many years she served as a pastoral minister in both parish and diocesan positions, and offered ministry formation courses, retreats, and spiritual direction for lay men and women and clergy throughout the United States and Canada.

Burke-Sullivan wrote The Ignatian Tradition (2009) with her brother, Kevin Burke, SJ, and The Church in the Modern World: Gaudium Et Spes Then and Now (written with Drs. Todd Salzman and Michael Lawler, 2014). Along with published scholarly articles, she has also written extensively in pastoral journals.