Rev. Jeffrey LaBelle, S.J., Ed.D.

Jeffrey T. LaBelle
Rev. Jeffrey LaBelle, S.J., Ed.D.Marquette University

Schroeder Complex, 116E

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
(414) 288-7380
Curriculum Vitae

Associate Professor

Educational Policy and Leadership

Degrees Held

  • Ed.D., University of San Francisco
  • Th.M., Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley
  • M.Div., Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley
  • B.A., University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Schooling in a Diverse Society
  • Critical Inquiry into Contemporary Issues
  • Philosophy of Education
  • Catholic Theology and Education
  • Learning and Linguistic Diversity
  • Contemporary Philosophies of Education

Research Interests

  • First and second language acquisition
  • Immigrant issues in education
  • Multicultural and bilingual education
  • Hispanic languages and cultures
  • Catholic social teaching
  • Jesuit education and Ignatian spirituality

Recent Publications


LaBelle, J., & Kendall, D. (2011). Catholic Colleges in the 21st Century: A Road Map for Campus Ministry. Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press.

O’Collins, G., Kendall, D., & LaBelle, J. (Eds.). (2010). Seek God everywhere: Reflections on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. New York, NY: Doubleday.

LaBelle, J., & Kendall, D. (2009). Being Catholic in a changing world. Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press.

O’Collins, G., Kendall, D., & LaBelle, J. (Eds.). (2007). Pope John Paul II: A reader. Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press.


Carlson, M., & LaBelle, J. (2019). Special education in Catholic schools viewed from a liberatory hermeneutic. Journal of Catholic Education, 22 (2).

LaBelle, J. (2017). Ethical and political implications of reflective practice among preservice teachers. Reflective Practice, 18(5), 688-698.

LaBelle, J., & Belknap, G. (2017). A rationale for requiring philosophy of education in preservice teacher programs. Journal of Education, 197(3), 51-60.

LaBelle, J., & Kendall, D. (2016). Characteristics of Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States: A reciprocal interdependence analysis. Journal of Catholic Education, 19(3), 264-289.

LaBelle, J., & Belknap, G. (2016). Reflective journaling: Fostering dispositional development in preservice teachers. Reflective Practice, 17(2), 125-142.

LaBelle, J. (2011). Selecting ELL textbooks: A content analysis of L2 teaching models. Bilingual Research Journal, 34(1), 94-110.

LaBelle, J., & Shaw, V. (2010). Selecting ELL textbooks: A content analysis of ethnicity depicted in illustrations and writing. Journal of Multiculturalism in Education [online],

LaBelle, J. (2010). Selecting ELL textbooks: A content analysis of L2 learning strategies. Journal of Language Teaching and Research [online], 1(4), 358-369.

LaBelle, J. (2007). Vietnamese American experiences of English language learning: Ethnic acceptance and prejudice. Journal of Southeast Asian American Education and Advancement [online], Vol. 2.

Professional Presentations

LaBelle, J., & Shaw, V. (April, 2011). Selecting Middle School English Language Learner (ELL) Textbooks: Issues of Ethnicity and Learning Strategies. Annual meeting of American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.

Gautier, C., & LaBelle, J. (November, 2007). "France and the USA: Different multicultural developments, different views of multicultural education." Annual meeting of National Association for Multicultural Education, Baltimore, MD.

LaBelle, J. (2006). "Critical literacy: Freire’s problem-posing pedagogy through pictures." Presentation at the annual meeting of National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME), Phoenix, AZ.

LaBelle, J. (2005). "Experiences of ethnic acceptance and prejudice in English language learning." Paper presented at the 2005 Commitment to Justice Conference, John Carroll University, University Heights, OH.