Dr. Joseph A. Petriello was recently named Assistant for Pre-Secondary and Secondary Education for the New York Province of the Society of Jesus(Jesuits). He will assume his duties at the Provincial’s Office in August.
Joe has taught in the Religion Department at Xavier High School since 2002. He has also served Xavier in various capacities as a member of the Campus Ministry team, director of student retreats, Director of Ignatian Service Programs, and Chair of the Religion Department. Joe has also served as a member of the Province Pre-Secondary and Secondary Education Advisory Board.
A Bronx native, Joe is a graduate of Fordham Prep and the College of the Holy Cross. He received a Ph.D. in Religious Education from Fordham University, where he currently teaches as an Adjunct Instructor in the Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education. He is also a graduate of the JSEA Seminars in Ignatian Leadership.
Joe currently resides in Ridgefield, NJ with his wife Loredana and their four children, Sofia, Gabriella, Adriana, and Gianluca.
The Province owes Ed Young a debt of gratitude for his services to the schools the past 3 years. Ed’s passionate commitment to Jesuit education was evident in his efforts to extend cura apostolica to the Province high schools and Nativity schools.