The Catholic University of America

Merylann (Mimi) J. Schuttloffel, Ph.D.

IPR Fellow
Phone: 202-319-5805

Department: Department of Education

Merylann “Mimi” J. Schuttloffel, Ph. D., is Professor of Educational Administration and Policy Studies at The Catholic University of America, where she serves as Chair of the Department of Education. She directs the Catholic Educational Leadership and Policy Studies program. She is also a fellow of the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies, an interdisciplinary research institute at CUA. 

Schuttloffel has written extensively on the intersection of leadership and Catholic identity through her concept of contemplative practice. She is the author of two National Catholic Educational Association publications, Character and the Contemplative Principal (1999) and Report on the Future of Catholic School Leadership (2003), and co-authored Weathering the Storm: Moving Catholic Schools Forward (2009). She also has numerous publications on the future of Catholic school leadership, including a chapter in the International Handbook of Catholic Education (2007). She has presented at numerous national and international conferences.

Dr. Schuttloffel has 40 years of experience as an educator in public, parochial and private schools located in rural, urban and suburban settings. Dr. Schuttloffel has been a teacher, a school counselor, and an elementary school (Pre-K-8) principal.