Barbara Fleischer

Emeritus Faculty

Barbara Fleischer is emeritus faculty in the Loyola Institute for Ministry
Office Location
Room 110 Stallings Hall
Mailing Address
Loyola University New Orleans
6363 St. Charles Ave.
Campus Box 67
New Orleans, LA 70118
Direct Phone
(504) 865-3397
Fax Number
(504) 865-2066
E-mail Address


Ph.D., St. Louis University; M.S., St. Louis University

Short Bio

Barbara J. Fleischer, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Pastoral Studies, Emerita, is an organizational psychologist, licensed in the state of Louisiana.  As a consultant, she has worked with a number of churches, social service agencies and other non-profit organizations on a variety of planning, leadership development and organizational development issues.  She has also presented workshops throughout the U.S. on small Christian community development, communication skills, stress management, and pastoral leadership.  Her publications include Facilitating for Growth and Ministers of the Future, a research monograph on lay ministry students funded by the Lilly Endowment, and she has published numerous articles on religious education and pastoral ministry in a variety of journals.  At the Loyola Institute for Ministry, Dr. Fleischer coordinated the focus areas in Marketplace Ministry, Small Christian Communities, Hispanic Ministry, Pastoral Care, and the Master of Pastoral Studies dual degree program with the M.S. in Counseling. As emeritus faculty, Dr. Fleischer continues to teach at the institute and serves as the Instructor of Record for Spirituality and Faith Development, Pastoral Leadership and Organization, and Marketplace Ministry Focus Area courses.

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Practical Theology
  • Pastoral Leadership and Organization
  • Parish Life and Ministry
  • Contemporary Issues in Pastoral Ministry
  • Inner Life of Small Christian Communities
  • Public Life of Small Christian Communities
  • Spirituality and Theology of Work
  • Ministry in the Marketplace
  • Hispanic Experience of Religion and Culture
  • Pastoral Ministry in Hispanic Communities