• Allison Pelyhes

Numen Lumen l Dr. Jon Dooley l 11/5/2020

Updated: Nov 6, 2020

Dr. Jon Dooley shares on the theme "Bridging to Hope". Dr. Dooley shares about lessons from his childhood learning about race, enduring through loss in his early adulthood, and offers reflections on where he found hope at Elon. He shows the significance of faith in how he maintains hope and how we as a community are the bridges to hope. We encourage you to share your thoughts and responses to our speaker in the comment section below!

"Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen"

(Hebrews 11:1)


Dr. Jon Dooley arrived at Elon University in January 2014 and became Vice President for Student Life in June 2017. In his current role, he is the chief student affairs officer for the university and serves on President Book’s senior staff. He is responsible for multiple aspects of student life at the university, including 15 departments that provide student services, programs, and experiences that support student learning and a thriving campus community. As an associate professor of education, Jon regularly teaches courses at the university – currently in the new Master’s of Higher Education program and previously in the undergraduate Core Curriculum.

Prior to Elon, Jon held administrative leadership roles at Marquette University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He earned a B.A. in history and social studies education from St. Norbert College, a M.Ed. in counseling psychology from James Madison University, and a Ph.D. in educational policy and leadership from Marquette. He is a Wisconsin native, currently living in Burlington with his wife Stacie, Director of Student Life for the Elon Law School, and their two children.

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