Dr. Jacob Riyeff, visiting assistant professor of English, has been appointed the next academic integrity director. An internationally published translator, editor and poet, his work focuses on the Western contemplative tradition, monastic culture and the natural world. Riyeff teaches a wide range of courses in the English Department and in the honors curriculum, from the Iliad and Beowulf to the works of David Lynch and Robin Wall Kimmerer. He is a Benedictine oblate and lives in Milwaukee’s East Village with his wife and three children.
Riyeff will serve a three-year term beginning on July 1, 2022, replacing Dr. Mark Johnson, associate professor of theology, whose term is ending.
“I am very much looking forward to the new challenges and opportunities being Marquette’s academic integrity director will afford,” Riyeff said. “I see it as a valuable chance to do new work for the Marquette community as a whole, to foster and promote the virtue of truthfulness among our students and faculty, and to support, in what ways I can, our personal and collective embodiment of the greater good we call magis.”
The Academic Integrity Director search committee unanimously endorsed Riyeff.
“Jacob Riyeff is an excellent choice for this role,” said John Su, vice provost for academic affairs. “He brings expertise as a respected faculty member and colleague with a deep commitment to our mission as a Catholic, Jesuit institution. He will be an outstanding academic integrity director.”