Professor of Education
The Catholic University of America
IEDM Area of Expertise
Florida State University, Ph.D., 1974
John J. Convey is the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Professor of Education, and former Provost (1997-2007), of the School of Education The Catholic University of America. His professional work focuses on research and strategic planning for Catholic schools. Thus, over the past 25 years, he has conducted diocesan-wide planning and evaluation studies for the Catholic schools in the Archdioceses of Baltimore, Boston, Washington, and the Dioceses of Alexandria (LA), Biloxi, Brooklyn, Charlotte, Cheyenne, Corpus Christi, Honolulu, and Providence. He is currently conducting planning studies for the Archdiocese of Atlanta and the Archdiocese of Denver.
Dr. Convey is the author or editor of six books on Catholic education: Catholic Schools Make A Difference: Twenty-five Years of Research (1992), Strategic Planning for Catholic Schools: A Diocesan Model of Consultation (1996), Benchmarks of Excellence: Diocesan and Local Catholic School Boards (1997), Weaving Christ’s Seamless Garment: Assessment of Catholic Religious Education (1999), Catholic Schools at the Crossroads: Survival and Transformation (2000), and The Catholic Character of Catholic Schools (2000), and of many additional articles.
Dr. Convey was the 1991 recipient of the C. Albert Koob Award, given by the National Catholic Educational Association for outstanding national service to Catholic schools. In November 2005 he was awarded the Benemerenti Medal by Pope Benedict XVI in recognition of his service to The Catholic University of America and to Catholic schools. He is currently a Commissioner on the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, and a member of the Committee on Education of the Bishops and Presidents Committee of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.