Donald I. MacLean, S.J. Chair
Saint Joseph's University
Description of the Chair
The Jesuit Chair in the College of Arts and Sciences is named in honor of Donald I. MacLean, S.J., former president of Saint Joseph's. Members of the Society of Jesus who are accomplished teachers and scholars in the arts and sciences are eligible to apply for the position. The establishment of this chair is meant to emphasize that the University's Jesuit identity is inseparable from the finest teaching, scholarship, and collegial discourse.
Current Chair Holder
Rev. John F. Wrynn, S.J.
Rev. John F. Wrynn, S.J. is the Donald I. MacLean Chair for the 2012-13 academic year in the Department of History. Fr. Wrynn was Professor and Chair of History at Saint Peter’s College in Jersey City, N.J. He teaches a course on the history of the Middle East in the Fall 2012 semester.
Fr. Wrynn’s research interests focus on early modern Irish history. He earned his D. Litt. (History) at Universiteit van Amsterdam, S.T.L. (Theology) at Canisianum, Maastricht-Amsterdam, B.D. (Theology) Katholieke Theologische Hogeschool, M.A. (Modern European History) at Fordham University, Ph.L. (Philosophy) at Woodstock College and his A.B. (History) at Fordham University. Fr. Wrynn will present a public lecture in the Fall. Details will be announced later in the semester.
|Office Room #||Barbelin Room 248|
Former chair holders
|Fall 1999||Rev. Thomas M. McCoog, S.J. (Archivist of the British Province of the Society of Jesus, History)|
|Spring 2000||Bro. Guy Consolmagno, S.J. (Vatican Observatory, Physics)|
|Fall 2000||Rev. Kevin Burke, S.J.(Weston Jesuit School of Theology, Theology)|
|Fall 2000 - Spring 2001||Rev. Jeff Klaiber, S.J. (Catholic University of Peru, History)|
|Fall 2001 - Spring 2003||Rev. Patrick Samway, S.J. (Saint Peter's College, English)|
|Fall 2003||Rev. Dean Brackley, S.J. (University of Central America, Theology)|
|Spring 2004||Rev. Rob Faesen, S.J. (University of Leuven, Theology)|
|Fall 2004 - Spring 2005||Rev. Alvaro Ribeiro, S.J. (Georgetown University, English)|
|Fall 2005||Rev. G. Ronald Murphy, S.J. (Georgetown University, German)|
|Spring 2006||Rev. Stephen Rowntree, S.J. (Loyola University, New Orleans, Philosophy)|
|Fall 2006||Rev. Stephen Fields, S.J. (Georgetown University, Theology)|
|Spring 2007||Rev. Raymond A. Bucko, S.J. (Creighton University, Sociology)|
|Fall 2007||Rev. Richard A. McGowan, S.J. (Boston College, Economics)|
|Spring 2008||Rev. Amedeus Shirima, S.J. (Arrupe College in Harare, Zimbabwe, Philosophy|
||Rev. Thomas Massaro, S.J.
||Rev. Dennis Leder, S.J.
||Rev. Joseph Brown, S.J.
||Rev. Dudley Mendonca, S.J.
|Fall, 2010||Rev. Bruce Morrill, S.J. (Boston College, Theology)|
||Rev. Jose Badenes, S.J. (Loyola Marymount University, Foreign Languages &Literatures)|