Meet the President

Meet President Christine M. Wiseman, J.D.

President WisemanChristine M. Wiseman, J.D., is the president of Saint Xavier University in Chicago and the immediate past provost of Loyola University Chicago, where she also held a tenured position as professor of law. She currently serves on the board of trustees of St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia and is chair of its Academic Affairs Committee.

Before joining Loyola in 2007, President Wiseman served as vice president for Academic Affairs at Creighton University and associate vice president for Academic Affairs at Marquette University. Upon leaving her position at Creighton University in 2007, the Christine M. Wiseman, J.D., Scholarship for Disadvantaged Women was named in her honor.

As a professor of law at Marquette, President Wiseman taught courses in Evidence, Constitutional Criminal Procedure, Civil Procedure, Jurisdiction and Remedies. In 1991, President Wiseman received the Marquette University Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence, and in 1996 she received the law school's first annual James D. Ghiardi Faculty Award for outstanding classroom teaching and scholarship. Prior to leaving Marquette University in May 2002, she received the Spirit of the Law School Award for serving as a role model for a generation of Marquette lawyers, and in April 2003, she was named Marquette University Law Alumna of the Year.

Before commencing her teaching career, President Wiseman served as an assistant Wisconsin attorney general with the Criminal Appeals Division and a law clerk to the Honorable Robert W. Warren, deceased chief judge for the United States District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin. She also has served as reporter to the Wisconsin State Bar Committee on Justice and the Judiciary and the State Bar Litigation Section. She was a member of the Wisconsin Task Force on Equal Justice, the Board of Attorneys' Professional Responsibility and the Board of Bar Examiners. In 1989, President Wiseman received the Wisconsin Civil Liberties Union Volunteer Attorney of the Year Award for her representation of Texas death row inmate Billy Conn Gardner, who was executed in 1995. Later that year, President Wiseman received the Posner Foundation Award for her representation of Mr. Gardner; she was also recognized in 2000 as a "Woman of Influence" by the Wisconsin Business Journal. And in 2010, she was recognized as one of the "Most Powerful and Influential" women in Illinois by the National Diversity Council.

President Wiseman remains associate editor of the International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology and is co-author of Wisconsin Practice: Criminal Practice & Procedure (West 2008, 2d Ed.) and Punitive Damages: Law and Practice (West 2000). Her articles have appeared in the Ohio State Law Journal, the St. Louis University Law Journal, the Marquette Law Review and elsewhere. In the past, she has also been a member of the Wisconsin State Elections Board and the Board of the Federal Defender Services of Eastern Wisconsin, Inc.