Michael J. Graham interview (session 1)
Society of Jesus, Jesuits, Xavier University (Cincinnati, Ohio), Michael James Graham, Education – Study and teaching (Graduate), Universities and colleges, Careers, Catholicism, Education, Cedar Rapids (Iowa), Georgetown University, Loyola University Chicago, University of Michigan, Cornell College
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 as president 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.
Xavier University Oral History Collection
University Archives and Special Collections, Xavier University Library, Cincinnati, Ohio
Michael J. Graham interview, March 2, 2021, XUAOH2021-001-XU011-01, Xavier University Oral History Collection, University Archives and Special Collections, Xavier University Library, Cincinnati, Ohio
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