Roesch Chair in the Social Sciences
The Raymond A. Roesch, S.M. Chair in the Social Sciences was established in 2002 to recognize the importance of the social sciences to a liberal education and to scientific research on the human condition. The Roesch Chair provides leadership in establishing the social sciences within both the curriculum and the broader intellectual life of the University, stimulating innovative and interdisciplinary teaching and scholarship, conducting research, organizing symposia and other programs, and providing a visible presence for the social sciences on campus.
The Roesch Chair was held previously by Donald J. Polzella, Ph.D., Department of Psychology, and Mark Ensalaco, Ph.D., Department of Political Science. The Chair is currently held by Jack Bauer, Ph.D., Department of Psychology. Read more (www) >>Learn more about the Social Sciences at UD (www) >>
About Fr. Raymond A. Roesch, S.M.
The Roesch Chair in the Social Sciences is named in honor of Fr. Raymond A. Roesch, S.M. A native of Jenkintown, Pennsylvania, Fr. Roesch entered the Society of Mary in 1933 and graduated from the University of Dayton in 1936. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1944. Fr. Roesch returned to UD in 1951 as a professor of psychology. After serving seven years as chair of the department, he became the sixteenth president of the University in 1959. Read more (www) >>
About the Current Chair
Jack Bauer, Ph.D. is an associate professor in the Department of Psychology. As Roesch Chair he is working to facilitate interdisciplinary scholarship and education, particularly on the topic of eudaimonia, or human flourishing. Read more (www) >>