Sr. Pat Doody - Leadership and Success Coaching Coordinator | Briar Cliff University

Sr. Pat Doody, O.S.F., Ph.D., M.Div., M.Ed., B.A.

Sr. Pat Doody

Vice President of Mission and Leadership

Phone: 712-279-5292
Office Location: Heelan Hall 041


  • Ph.D., Practical Theology, St. Thomas University 
  • M.Div., Loyola University
  • M.Ed., English Secondary Education, North Georgia College and State University 
  • B.A., English Secondary Education, North Georgia College and State University 
Sr. Pat Doody


Originally from Atlanta, Ga., Sr. Pat Doody has been a Sister of St. Francis of Dubuque, Iowa, for 32 years. She entered the Sisters of St. Francis after five years of teaching English in Georgia public high schools. She most recently served as a member of the congregation’s Franciscan Charism team working in vocation and formation ministries. Sr. Pat’s background includes ministry as an English and theology teacher in Catholic secondary schools in Iowa and Chicago, parish faith formation director/pastoral associate in multi-cultural parishes in Chicago and Mississippi, and director of novices for the Third Order Regular Franciscan Common Novitiate in St. Louis. She has a Ph.D. in Practical Theology from St. Thomas University in Miami Gardens, Florida, a M.Div. from Loyola University, Chicago and a M.Ed. and B.A. from North Georgia College and State University. She is eager to follow in the footsteps of the many Sisters of St. Francis who have shaped the Catholic Franciscan heritage at Briar Cliff University.