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Welcome to the Office of the University Professor of Faith and Culture

The University Professor of Faith and Culture works directly with the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and other academic and faculty leaders to deepen the academic and intellectual discourse on campus concerning Catholic culture and intellectual traditions as major resources for learning and scholarship.
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History of the University Professor of Faith and Culture

The position of University Professor of Faith and Culture was created in 1996 and initially held by Fr. James L. Heft, S.M. The chair was endowed by the Marianists as of July 1, 2000. Fr. Jack McGrath, S.M. was the second chair and David O'Brien became the third University Professor of Faith and Culture on July 1, 2009. Miguel H. Díaz, United States Ambassador to the Holy See since 2009, was appointed the fourth University Professor of Faith and Culture, assuming the position on November 16, 2012.

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Current University Professor of Faith and Culture

The office of the University Professor of Faith and Culture is currently vacant.