Oral Histories
 

Title

Michael J. Graham interview (session 1)

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Interviewer

Anne Ryckbost

Interview Date

3-2-2021

Keywords

Society of Jesus, Jesuits, Xavier University (Cincinnati, Ohio), Michael J. Graham 1953-, Education – Study and teaching (Graduate), Universities and colleges, Careers, Catholicism, Education, Cedar Rapids (Iowa), Georgetown University, Loyola University Chicago, University of Michigan, Cornell College

Interview Location

Cincinnati (Ohio)

Summary

Xavier University's thirty-fourth Jesuit president Rev. Michael J. Graham, SJ, was born March 9, 1953 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. In 1975 he received a BA in psychology and philosophy from Cornell College, Mount Vernon, Iowa. In 1983 he received a MA in psychology and PhD in American Studies both from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan. He entered the Society of Jesus while at the University of Michigan and was ordained in 1988. Prior to his appointment as president he held several academic and administrative positions at Xavier University. Father Graham retired in 2021.

In this interview, Graham discusses his childhood, education, and entrance into the Society of Jesus. He describes his upbringing in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, personal interests and hobbies, and important friendships. He talks about how he became interested in joining the Society of Jesus and the process that required. In addition, Graham discusses his doctoral studies and experiences.

Language

English

Duration

00:48:12

Format

audio/mp3

Type

Sound

Item Identifier

xuaoh2021_001_xu011_01_graham_access

Collection

Xavier University Oral History Collection

Repository

University Archives and Special Collections, Xavier University Library, Cincinnati, Ohio

Rights

Copyright belongs to Xavier University (Cincinnati, Ohio). The interview may be used by individuals or libraries for personal use, research, teaching or any 'fair use' as defined by copyright law. Permission to reproduce materials in this collection for publication or distribution must be obtained from Xavier University Archives and Special Collections.

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