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Reverend Louis Gaffney, S.J. Chair
The Reverend Louis Gaffney, S.J. Chair in the College of Arts and Sciences, which is made possible by the Jesuit community at Seattle University, promotes issues germane to the Jesuit mission and identity of the faith that does justice and supports the Jesuit ideal of teaching.
President Stephen Sundborg, S.J., appointed History Department Chair Tom Taylor as the Reverend Louis Gaffney, S.J. Chair in the College of Arts and Sciences.
As Gaffney Chair, Taylor will address the theme “Jesuit Missionaries: A Historical and Global Perspective” through a series of events. Planning is underway for lectures, workshops, and seminars focused on different geographic regions and Jesuit influence directly linked to world history.Because of their missionary calling, extensive travels, and detailed record keeping, Jesuits have become valuable sources of information.
Taylor directs the Global Awareness Program, a specialization available to students of any major in any college in the university. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota and joined the faculty in 1988. A prolific scholar, he received a Dean’s Research Fellowship in 2011 and, most recently, a university global grant to develop a pilot service learning project in conjunction with the Jesuit Mission of Bachajon in Chiapas, Mexico. He is currently working on a world history text to be published next year.
1985 – 1989: Sister Rosaleen Trainor, Philosophy
1989 – 1992: George Kunz, Psychology
1992 – 1995: Gary Chamberlain, Theology and Religious Studies
1995 – 1997: Steen Halling, Psychology 1997 – 1999: Patrick Burke, Philosophy
1999 – 2001: Madeline Lovell, Anthropology, Sociology and Social work
2001 – 2003: Edwin Weihe, English
2003 – 2005: James Sawyer, Institute of Public Service
2005 – 2007: Femi Taiwo, Global African Studies
2007 – 2010: Jodi O’Brien , Anthropology, Sociology and Social Work
2010 - 2012: Ted Fortier, Anthropology
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