College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
School of Psychology
Mary Ann Cejka is provost of Global Ministries University. A psychologist, writer, and activist, she holds a B.A. in Religious Studies from Loyola Marymount University, an M.Div. from Yale, and a Ph.D. in psychology from Purdue. She has had many years of experience in teaching, research, ministry, development, nonprofit management, and support services for overseas humanitarian work. Her articles have appeared in a number of periodicals including AMERICA, THE CHRISTIAN CENTURY, NATIONAL CATHOLIC REPORTER, and SOJOURNERS. ARTISANS OF PEACE: GRASSROOTS PEACEMAKING AMONG CHRISTIAN COMMUNITIES, a volume that she edited with Thomas Bamat, received the Pax Christi Book Award for 2004. Dr. Cejka has taught courses in multicultural psychology and personality psychology for Walden University, where she currently serves on dissertation committees.
PSYC 8221 - Psychology of Personality
PSYC 8701 - Culture and Psychology
PhD, Purdue University
MS, Purdue University
Master of Divinity, Yale University
BA, Loyola Marymount University
Progressive Catholic Coalition at SOA, Founding member - Ft. Benning, GA United States
Purdue Peacemaking Action Network, Vice president 1991-92; Member 1990-95 - West Lafayette, IN United States
United Farm Workers, Volunteer - Los Angeles, CA United States
St. Joseph's Table, Board member, 1986-87; Volunteer, 1985-87 - Wilmington, CA United States
Lestonnac Free Clinic for the Poor, Volunteer - Orange, CA United States
St. Martha's House AIDS Hospice, Volunteer - Long Beach, CA United States
Awards / Honors
1st Place, "5 Sounds in Search of an Author" Contest, WNYC, 2001
Catholic Press Association, Third Place, Professio, 2004
Downes Prize, Yale University, 1981
Honorable mention, National Public Radio, 1998
National Merit Scholar, National Merit Scholarship Program, 1973
Pax Christi Book Award for Artisans of Peace, 2004
Purdue Research Foundation Grant, Purdue University, 1993
Shabo Award for Children's Picture Book Writers, 2010
Cejka, M. (2007). Defending the faith. National Catholic Reporter.
Cejka, M. (2008). Glowing embers of the ancient and the new. National Catholic Reporter.
Cejka, M. (2016). The Soy Saint of El Salvador. Maryknoll.
Cejka, M. (2010). Thwarting Terrorism Takes Insight into Recruits. National Catholic Reporter.
Smith, E. R., Fazio, R. H., Cejka, M. A. (1996). Accessible attitudes influence categorization of multiply categorizable objects. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.
Cejka, M., Thomas, B. (2003). Artisans of Peace: Grassroots Peacemaking among Christian Communities.
Cejka, M. A. (2017). Dreaming in Color: Today’s murals reflect nightmares of the past, current hopes, and growing diversity in Northern Ireland. National Catholic Reporter.
Cejka, M. A., Eagly, A. (1999). Gender-stereotypic images of occupations correspond to the sex segregation of employment. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.
Cejka, M. A. (2005). Artisans of peace in Guatemala: Who they are, what they do, and why they do it. Rivier College Peace & Social Justice Institute.
Cejka, M. A. (1993). Components of gender stereotypes as predictors of sex differences in career choices. Congress of the Interamerican Psychological Society.
Cejka, M. A. (2007). Peace, poverty, and Catholicism since Populorum Progressio . St. Michael's College.
Cejka, M. A. (2002). Reconciliation and rebuilding at the grassroots: An international study. UN Department of Public Information/Nongovernmental Organizations Section.
Cejka, M. A. (2003). Responding to terror: Lessons from Guatemala. Interamerican Psychological Society.