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Barbara Fleischer

Professor Emerita

Barbara Fleischer
Barbara Fleischer

Barbara J. Fleischer, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Pastoral Studies, Emerita, is an organizational psychologist, licensed in the state of Louisiana. As a consultant, she has worked with a number of churches, social service agencies and other non-profit organizations on a variety of planning, leadership development and organizational development issues. She has also presented workshops throughout the U.S. on small Christian community development, communication skills, stress management, and pastoral leadership. In 2019 she received the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who. Her publications include Facilitating for Growth and Ministers of the Future, a research monograph on lay ministry students funded by the Lilly Endowment, and she has published numerous articles on religious education and pastoral ministry in a variety of journals. At the Loyola Institute for Ministry, Dr. Fleischer coordinated the focus areas in Marketplace Ministry, Small Christian Communities, Hispanic Ministry, Pastoral Care, and the Master of Pastoral Studies dual degree program with the M.S. in Counseling. As emerita faculty, Dr. Fleischer continues to teach at the institute and serves as the Instructor of Record for Spirituality and Faith Development, Pastoral Leadership and Organization, and Marketplace Ministry Focus Area courses.


Ph.D., St. Louis University; M.S., St. Louis University

Classes Taught

Introduction to Practical Theology

Pastoral Leadership and Organization

Parish Life and Ministry

Contemporary Issues in Pastoral Ministry

Inner Life of Small Christian Communities

Public Life of Small Christian Communities

Spirituality and Theology of Work

Ministry in the Marketplace

Hispanic Experience of Religion and Culture

Pastoral Ministry in Hispanic Communities

Leadership in Ministry


Areas of Expertise

Organizational psychology, small Christian community development, communication skills, elder care, stress management, and pastoral leadership.