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Michael J. Garanzini : biography

September 24, 1948 -
Reverend Michael J. Garanzini, S.J.


Father Garanzini graduated from Saint Louis University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 1971, the same year that he entered the Society of Jesus. After spending years around the country and in Rome during his training and early years as a Jesuit, Garanzini received a doctorate in psychology and religion in 1986 from the University of California, Berkeley. Later that year, he returned to Saint Louis University, teaching as an associate professor of psychology and later serving as academic vice president. Garanzini was invited to Fordham University to serve as a visiting professor of counseling in 1998, and went on to work at Georgetown University until his presidency at Loyola. He has also taught at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome and at Regis College (now Regis University) in Denver.

Garanzini is the author of The Attachment Cycle: An Object Relations Approach to the Healing Ministries (1988), Meeting the Needs of Dysfunctional Families (1993), Child-Centered Schools: An Educator's Guide to Family Dysfunction (1995), and articles in numerous journals.

Garanzini is member of the Fairfield University Board of Trustees.


During Garanzini's tenure as President of Loyola University Chicago, he has brought the University out of staggering debt in only a few years. He has also initiated a series of construction projects on both of Loyola's city campuses. This building boom has been made possible through the generous donations of loyal alumni and other benefactors of the university.

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