College of Arts and Sciences

Office of the Dean

Donald I. MacLean, S.J. Chair

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. Aquiline Tarimo, S.J.

Rev. Aquiline Tarimo, S.J.  is the Donald I. MacLean Chair for the 2013-14 academic year in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies.  Fr. Tarimo is Associate Professor of Christian Social Ethics and Principal of Hekima College, Constituent College of the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Nairobi, Kenya.  He will teach Christian Ethics & Human Rights in the Fall 2013 semester.

Fr. Tarimo’s research interests focus on the ethics of human rights, foundations of public values, contemporary theories of justice, ethical methodology and the politics of land rights.  He earned his Doctorate of Sacred Theology (S.T.D.) from the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University, S.T.L. (Theology) at Santa Clara University, B.Th. (Theology) at Catholic University of Eastern Africa and his B.A. (Philosophy) at St. Pierre Canisuis, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. Fr. Tarimo will present a public lecture in the fall semester. Details will be announced later in the semester.


Office Room # Barbelin Room 248
Phone: x1812
Email: atarimo@sju.edu


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
Fall 2008
Rev. Thomas Massaro, S.J.
Spring 2009
Rev. Dennis Leder, S.J.
Fall 2009
Rev. Joseph Brown, S.J.
Spring 2010
Rev. Dudley Mendonca, S.J.
Fall, 2010 Rev. Bruce Morrill, S.J. (Boston College, Theology)
Fall 2011
Rev. Jose Badenes, S.J. (Loyola Marymount University, Foreign Languages &Literatures)
Fall 2012
Rev. John F. Wrynn, S.J. (Saint Peter’s College, History)