Mary Katherine Hamilton, I.H.M., Ed.D.
Associate Professor and Educational Leadership Program Director

About Me

Mary Katherine Hamilton, IHM, is an Associate Professor of Education and the Faculty Coordinator of the Educational Leadership Program at Marygrove College. She earned her doctorate in educational administration from the University of San Francisco, master's degree in education from the University of Michigan, and bachelor's degree from Marygrove College.

During her professional career, she has been a mathematics teacher at the junior and senior high school level, an elementary school principal, and a faculty member and department chair in the educational leadership department at the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minn. She is the former Director of the Murray Institute of the University of St Thomas, a collaborative partnership between the University and the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. From 2000 to 2006, she served as vice president of her religious congregation, the Immaculate Heart of Mary Sisters of Monroe, MI.

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Mary Katherine Hamilton, I.H.M., Ed.D. Faculty Bio

Honors and Awards

  • John Gregory Murray Medallion, University of St. Thomas, MN, 2002 

  • Distinguished Leaders Award, University of St. Thomas, MN, 2007 

  • Marygrove Presidential Award for Service, 2014 

Areas of Interest

  • Narrative storytelling, identity and meaning formation

  • Sponsorship and mission integration

  • Spirituality and Education

Research Projects

  • Professional Identity and Meaning Formation among K-12 Educators


  • Hamilton, M.K. 2016. Entrusted: The IHM tradition of education. SSIHM. Essay on tradition of IHM Education, 1845-1970s.


  • BA, Marygrove College

  • MA, University of Michigan

  • Ed.D., University of San Francisco


  • EDL 529: Introduction to Management & Leadership

  • EDL 537: Curriculum Theory and Development

  • EDL 687: Internship II

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