Chester Gillis

Chester Gillis is the dean of Georgetown College. A professor of theology, Gillis previously held the Amaturo Chair in Catholic Studies. Gillis has served on the faculty of Georgetown since 1988; he was chair of the Department of Theology from 2001 to 2006 and director of the Doctor of Liberal Studies program from 2006 to 2008. He received the Excellence in Teaching Award from the Liberal Studies Program in 2005. He previously was a research fellow focused on the Catholic Church and interreligious dialogue at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs. In 2008, he was the faculty mentor for the Berkley Center's undergraduate fellows program. His publications include, among others, "Welcoming the Religious Other to a Catholic University" (Integritas, 2013), Catholic Faith in America (2003/2012), The Political Papacy (2005), and Pluralism: A New Paradigm for Theology (1993). He holds degrees in philosophy and religious studies from the Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium and earned his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. 
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