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Rev. Bao Nguyen, S.J.

Father Nyugen

Father NyugenAssistant Director of International Programs
Coordinator of International Jesuit Collaborations

Contact Information:
410-617-7088 (office)


School of Education—Boston College (05/2018)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)- Higher education
Dissertation topic: “Internationalization in Jesuit higher education in the United States.”

School of Theology and Ministry—Boston College
Sacred Theology License (STL) (05/2012)
Master of Divinity (MDiv)                                                                            
Loyola University Chicago
Master of Art in Social Philosophy (MA) (05/2006)

University of Houston
Master of Business Administration (MBA) (05/2001)
Bachelor of Business in Accounting (BBA) (05/1996)


Founder and Director of Formation Support for Vietnam—Non-profit organization: I have raised more than five million dollars for scholarships to assist more than 200 Vietnamese religious and priests who have studied at many Catholic colleges and seminaries.  I play a role of Coordinator, Consultant and Representative for the Vietnamese Catholic Bishops and Major Superiors in Vietnam. 2006-Present

Director of Annual National Conference for Vietnamese priests, religious, and seminarians: The yearly event taken place in California, Texas, Louisiana, or Florida, gathered more than 200 religious participants, and provided workshops about spiritual, cultural, legal, and academic topics. 

Director of Annual Fundraising Gala: responsible for marketing, hosting center, and concert programs. 2007-2017

Coordinator and event manager—for four 30-day silent retreats, Spiritual Exercises, for religious and priests in Houston and Boston, 2011-2017

Retreat Directors: 8-day retreat for 30 college students 2004 and weekend retreats for Catechists and Young Adults in Seattle, Boston, West Palm Beach, Winnipeg, Portland, Albany, and Winter Haven 

Chaplain for immersion trip and pilgrimages: led U.S. students to Nicaragua for building houses for the poor and provided spiritual direction to pilgrims in Vietnam, Myanmar, Thailand, Portugal, Spain, and Italy. 2011-2018
Chaplain and mentor for Christian Life Communities at Loyola University Chicago. Computer Tutor for immigrants at Cristo Rey High School in Chicago. Chaplain and Bible Teacher at a Federal Prison in Chicago and Boston. Teacher of Catholic Catechism for Confirmation classes and Young Adults. Spiritual Director for college students and Eucharistic Youth Society. Giving many preaching and directed retreats. Volunteer in the soup kitchen in Tijuana for 4 months. Chaplain in Hospital and Hospice in Mc Allen, Texas. President of the Eucharistic Youth Society in the Southern Region. 

Internship of higher education at Loyola University in Chicago with Fr. Justin Daffron, PhD—Associate Provost in 2009

Thesis and Publication

Nguyen, Bao, SJ. “Internationalization at Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States.” Doctoral Dissertation (Boston: Lynch School of Education of Boston College, 2018).

Nguyen, Bao, SJ. “Generosity: The Flourishing Virtue in the Consecrated Life.”  Sacred Theology Licentiate Thesis (Boston: School of Theology and Ministry at Boston College, 2012).

Nguyen, Bao, SJ. “Identity Crisis of Vietnamese Americans: Social and political approaches of integration, equal recognition and universalism in a society of plural diversity and multiculturalism.” Thesis of Master Degree of Social Philosophy (Chicago: Loyola University, 2006).

Nguyen, Bao, SJ and John Lan Tran SJ. “Grace upon Grace: Supporting Vietnamese Formation Students” (New Orleans: Southern Magazine of New Orleans Province of Society of Jesus. Summer 2012). 18-21.

Research Interest

I am interested in international education, administration and supervision, non-profit educational institutes, ecclesiastical theological foundations, student affairs, campus ministry, Catholic tradition, global curriculum, especially Ignatian pedagogy in higher education, and educational development in international communities.  I am also interested in educational system in developing countries and cross-cultural issues.