President & Dean

Stephen Fowl headshot

Dr. Stephen Edward Fowl, formerly professor of theology and dean of Loyola College of Arts and Sciences at Loyola University Maryland, began his appointment as CDSP’s president and dean on August 1, 2023.

“Dr. Fowl is a distinguished theologian, a highly regarded lay leader in the Episcopal Church, and an accomplished higher education administrator,” said the Rev. Phillip A. Jackson ‘94, rector of Trinity Church Wall Street and chair of the CDSP board of trustees. “He is also a deeply gifted educator with a heart for community who has been shaped by decades of immersion in the Jesuit tradition of academic and spiritual formation.”

In his dean role at Loyola, Fowl oversaw 20 humanities, social sciences, and natural and applied sciences departments; 271 full-time faculty members; and a $24 million budget. 

Fowl cited the seminary’s shift to a fully hybrid model as a primary reason for his interest in the position. The new approach emphasizes formation for leadership of local mission and ongoing investment in such leadership via a funded curacy program after graduation.