Margaret Faut Callahan, CRNA, PhD, FNAP, FAAN

Margaret Faut Callahan is Acting Provost and Chief Academic Officer of Loyola University Chicago and also serves as Provost of the Loyola University Chicago Health Sciences Division.

Callahan received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Loyola and has more than 35 years of experience in health care and higher education. Before coming to the University, she served as interim provost at Marquette University and dean and professor of the University’s College of Nursing. There she led the Marquette University College of Nursing through a successful reaccreditation, expanded the college’s freshmen class size by 77 percent, and implemented the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program.

Before her time at Marquette, she was at Rush University for many years, where she served as chair of adult health nursing, director of the nurse anesthesia program, and professor.

Callahan also holds a Master of Science in Nursing and a Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing Science from Rush University College of Nursing. Her research on pain management, palliative/end-of-life care, and health policy is widely published. Additionally, she is a certified registered nurse anesthetist.

She is married to her husband Daniel and they have four children: Thomas, Daniel, Katherine, and Ryan. She is a member of the Midwest Nursing Research Society and the Institute of Medicine, Chicago.