Skip to Main Content

Theology Professor Jodi Hunt Assumes Leadership of Neuhoff Institute

IRVING, Texas (July 10, 2023) — Affiliate Assistant Professor of Theology Jodi Hunt, PhD, has been appointed executive director of the Ann & Joe O. Neuhoff Institute for Ministry & Evangelization, effective July 10.

Hunt holds a PhD in religious education from Fordham University and has taught in UD’s Department of Theology since 2018. Hunt’s primary research interests include practical theology and youth ministry with a special focus on American Catholicism. She has also directed both undergraduate and graduate programs in ministry.

“I am excited and honored to lead the Neuhoff Institute of Ministry and Evangelization as it turns the page on its next chapter. Standing on the foundation of the great ministerial work of the faithful faculty and staff of the former Neuhoff School of Ministry, the institute has a bright future ahead as it seeks new opportunities in the ever-changing landscape of evangelization among the ever-growing challenges of our culture,” Hunt said.

“I hold a joyful hope for the future of this ministerial work and am looking forward to engaging friends and colleagues at UD in responding to God’s vocational call to serve His church and people,” she added.

The Neuhoff Institute offers certificate and continuing education programs to prepare laity, both in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex and nationally, for ministry and service to the church. The institute also provides deacon formation in partnership with some dioceses.

“Dr. Hunt’s practical focus, inspirational and dedicated leadership style, entrepreneurial spirit, and teaching experience make her the right choice to lead the Ann & Joe O. Neuhoff Institute,” said University President Jonathan J. Sanford, PhD. “I look forward to the new ways in which she will work with our talented Neuhoff faculty to expand successful programs such as our Catholic Biblical School and diaconate formation programs to serve more of the church’s faithful.” 

Hunt brings experience in the classroom and the church to her new role. Hunt previously taught theology and religious studies at Antonian College Preparatory in San Antonio, TX, and Fordham Preparatory in The Bronx, NY. Hunt has also worked with various dioceses and parishes to train lay ecclesial ministers.

Trending
Jul 15, 2024

The PCAOB Scholars Program awards scholarships to outstanding students enrolled in undergraduate or graduate accounting degree programs.

May 20, 2024

The Cowan-Blakley Memorial Library was one of just 50 institutions around the country to receive a recent grant from Theatre Communications Group (TCG).

Apr 29, 2024

The University of Dallas is the only Catholic university to receive an A+ grade from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni.

View more news

Subscribe
* Required Fields
Latest News
Jul 15, 2024

The PCAOB Scholars Program awards scholarships to outstanding students enrolled in undergraduate or graduate accounting degree programs.

May 20, 2024

The Cowan-Blakley Memorial Library was one of just 50 institutions around the country to receive a recent grant from Theatre Communications Group (TCG).

Apr 29, 2024

The University of Dallas is the only Catholic university to receive an A+ grade from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni.

View full archive