Chesley Lecture Series

  • Brent Chesley

The Chesley Lecture Series, formerly the Aquinas Lecture Series, was renamed in 2017 in memory of Dr. Brent Chesley, who co-founded the series in 1991 along with Dr. Dan Brooks. Together they organized more than 200 presentations by Aquinas College faculty and staff for over 25 years until Brent’s death in 2017. The Chesley Lecture Series is held on Tuesdays from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. throughout the academic year in the Loutit Room. Please see the calendar below for lecture topics.

Lecture Series Co-Organizers

We look forward to seeing you at the next event! Please feel free to bring your lunch.

Dr. Jason Duncan

Dr. David Hebert

Spring Semester 2022:


Tuesday, January 18, 2022: Dr. Shelli Rottschafer (Spanish)
Kali Fajardo-Anstine’s Collection


Tuesday, February 22, 2022: Dr. John Pinheiro (Spanish)
Mexican Revolution


Tuesday, March 1 or 15, 2022: Dr. Gretchen Rumohr (English)


Tuesday, April 26, 2021: Dr. Carmen Ruiz-Sanchez (Spanish)
Spanish in times of Covid: neologism, metaphors and new pragmatic strategies in Southern Spain