Fr Dorian Llywelyn SJ is a native of Wales (and the first Welsh Jesuit since 1679). He holds degrees in English and theology from universities in the UK, Spain, and the US. Following 13 years as a member of LMU's Dept. of Theological Studies (where he also was Director of the Huffington Ecumenical Institute and the minor in Catholic Studies), he then became Executive Director of the Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education at Santa Clara and university Mission Officer. He has lived and worked in nine countries in the Americas, Europe, Africa, and Asia, and is fluent in a number of languages
In summer 2020, Dorian returned to live at LMU, with a new position as President of the Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies at USC. The mission of the Institute is to foster high-level interdisciplinary research rooted in the rich Catholic intellectual tradition.