Biography

Maduabuchi Leo Muoneme, S.J., a Jesuit priest, is the author of The Hermeneutics of Jesuit Leadership in Higher Education. He entered the Society of Jesus in 1988 and was ordained a priest in 2001. He received his PhD from Gonzaga University Spokane, Washington. He did his bachelor’s studies at Loyola University of Chicago and graduated with a First Class in a double major in Philosophy and Theology.

He was a pioneer staff of Loyola Jesuit College Abuja. After regency, he was missioned to Hekima Jesuit School of Theology—Catholic University of East Africa Nairobi, Kenya—where he received a degree in Theology for ecclesiastical ministry. Subsequently, he did an MST in Physics at Boston College, Massachusetts.

Muoneme served as a visiting chaplain at Wellesley College, Massachusetts. He has pastored two Jesuit parishes in Nigeria (St. Francis Catholic Church Lagos and St. Joseph Catholic Church Benin City), and served as an interim pastor in a Jesuit parish (Holy Family Catholic Church) in Monrovia, Liberia. He taught Physics at Loyola Jesuit College Abuja and also served as the Vice Principal for University Admissions. He once served as Chaplain of St. Francis Catholic Secondary School, where he also taught Physics.

He taught Physics and Mathematics at Government Secondary School Karshi, FCT. He served as the Special Adviser to the Vice Chancellor of the Catholic University of Nigeria, Abuja (Veritas University) and a lecturer in the same university. Additionally, he served as the Director of General Studies at Veritas University. He was appointed as the Administrator of St. Francis Catholic Secondary School, Lagos on July 15, 2017.