About the Koch Chair
The Koch Chair brings visiting scholars distinguished by their knowledge of and commitment to Catholic intellectual and cultural tradition into dialogue with the academic disciplines. This approach supports a full range of expertise, from science to the arts and humanities. The Koch Chair aims to extend the legacy of Catholic thought to all members of the campus community.
The concept of the Koch Chair is unusual within Catholic higher education because most institutions offer Catholic teaching within a single department. The intention of the Koch Chair is to provide opportunities for faculty, staff and students to gain an enriched understanding of the heritage of Catholic thought that has shaped not only the faith tradition of CSB/SJU but also the pursuit of knowledge across disciplines.
The Koch Chair sponsors a lecture series and other events aimed at engaging members of the campus community in dialogue on topics that inform, illustrate, and promote the interface of the Catholic intellectual and social tradition with the wider culture.