LSTC News Release
Lea F. Schweitz to join LSTC faculty July 1
Posted Jun 19, 2007
LSTC's board of directors appointed Lea F. Schweitz as assistant professor of systematic theology/religion and science and associate director of Zygon Center for Religion and Science, effective July 1, 2007. Her appointment concludes a year-long search.
Schweitz will receive her Ph.D. in philosophy of religion from the University of Chicago Divinity School in December 2007. She holds degrees from the University of Chicago Divinity School and Luther College. She was a resident dissertation fellow at the Center for Philosophy of Religion at the University of Notre Dame in 2005-06. Her fellowships and grants include the Wilson teaching Fellowship, a Martin Marty Center Dissertation Fellowship, a grant for advanced theological studies from the ELCA, and the Wabash Fellowship - Chicago Forum on Pedagogy and the Study of Religion.
Schweitz has a commitment to teaching that is "personal and practical" and favors a teaching style that allows students to develop their leadership skills. She is already familiar with the work of the Zygon Center for Religion and Science, having served as executive coordinator for the center for a year.
In addition to religion and science, Schweitz is interested in early modern philosophy of religion/philosophical theology, the history of systematic theology, theological anthropology, faith and reason, and religious pluralism.
Schweitz is an active member of Augustana Lutheran Church in Chicago.
The Rev. Dr. Kathleen D.Billman
Dean and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Director of Communications
The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago forms visionary leaders to bear witness to the good news of Jesus Christ. Its approximately 290 students come from all parts of the United States and from around the world to study in the masters level and advanced studies programs. Graduates become pastors, other church leaders, and university and seminary professors. LSTC is a seminary of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and a member of the Association of Chicago Theological Schools, allowing students to cross-register among the 12 member seminaries and drawing on a wealth of ecumenical resources. LSTC enjoys a number of cooperative arrangements with the University of Chicago.