Michael Hebbeler, M.A.

Director, Discernment and Advocacy
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132 Geddes Hall

Michael Hebbeler has served as the director of Discernment and Advocacy since 2008. He advises VOICE, works with student clubs and dorm commissioners that engage the local community, and advises senior-level students as they seek postgraduate service opportunities. He leads a seminar at the local St. Peter Claver Catholic Worker House, partners with Catholic Relief Services to train students in advocacy, and instructs a discernment seminar for seniors exploring their respective vocations.

Upon graduating from the University of Dayton, Michael entered the Jesuit Volunteer Corps and served as an advocate for homeless families in Cleveland, Ohio. He then returned to Dayton to pursue an M.A. in theological studies. His thesis, “The Sister Karamazov: Dorothy Day’s Encounter with Dostoevsky’s Novel,” explores how a story can inform and shape a truthful life.

In addition to his current work at the Center for Social Concerns, Michael serves on the advisory boards for the Robinson Community Learning Center, Bertrand Farm, and the Near Northwest Neighborhood, where he resides.