- Ph.D. (University of Chicago)
Buchanan became director of the Brueggeman center in 2003. He studied comparative religions and ethics at Yale University and the University of Chicago, where he completed a Ph.D. He also studied and taught in Paris, Moscow, Beijing and Hong Kong. Buchanan formerly held the Besl Family Chair and Professorship in ethics/religion & society at Xavier and the Carolyn Werner Gannett Chair in humanities at the Rochester Institute of Technology. He has lectured worldwide and published widely on a range of global ethical issues.