Besl Family Chair for Ethics/Religion and Society

Xavier University established the Besl Family Chair as a part of the Ethics/Religion and Society Program. This program was endowed with the support of a challenge grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and donations from Timothy Gerry, a Xavier alumnus, and three generations of Besl family members.

Dr. James Buchanan,an expert in the philosophy of religion and comparative ethics, arrived at Xavier in 2000 as the first Besl Family Chair, and held the chair for three years.

In 2014, Xavier invites early career scholars to apply for the position.

For more information or to submit an application, please see the call for applications.