Guillrey Anthony M. Andal, S.J.

Guillrey Anthony M. Andal, S.J., Ed.D. ’20, a Jesuit priest from the Philippines, is known to many as “Ernald.” Before he did his doctoral studies, he served for three years (Southern Philippines) as the parochial vicar of a rural parish and school director of a Jesuit mission high school in the southern Philippines. His previous involvement in the following ministries manifest his interest in the multi-dimensional intersection of social justice advocacy, religious formation, and Catholic basic-education: youth animation at the University of the Philippines-Diliman Chaplaincy Office; political program development for Simbahang Lingkod ng Bayan (Church in the Service of the Nation), the socio-political apostolate of the Philippine Jesuits; radio commentary for a weekly youth-oriented political talk show on Radio Veritas-Manila; TV hosting for Jesuit Communications Foundation’s religious-themed shows; and religious education for high school students at Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu. Ernald is currently missioned in the Philippines as the assistant to the Academic Vice President at the Ateneo de Davao University, in charge of curricular alignment of the university’s basic-education units. His dissertation, “Leading from the Margins: The Educational Leadership Experiences of Jesuit Directors of Mission Schools in the Philippines and the Implications for the Leadership Formation of Filipino Jesuits,” examined how the leadership experiences of Jesuit priests in the Philippines can inform enhancements in the Jesuit leadership formation’s context-specific curriculum, andragogy, and holistic evaluation to prepare future Jesuit educational leaders’ critical consciousness and socially just leadership knowledge and skills.