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. Dan Wagner

Dr. David Hebert

Fall Semester 2022:


Tuesday, September 13, 2022 - Mike Lorr
Intersections of identities and social action in hardcore punk in Chicago


Tuesday, November 8, 2022 - Rob Peters
Establishing a germ-free model of Heligmosomoides polygyrus infection


Tuesday, December 13, 2022 - Amy Dunham Strand
Petitioning Women


Tuesday, April 11, 2022 - Nkechy Ezeh
Promoting my Memoir & Taking ECE Home to Africa!