Dr. Andrew Kim, newly-tenured professor of theological ethics in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, has been named director of the Center of the Advancement of the Humanities and assumed the role on July 1, 2021.
As its new director, Kim will promote the visibility and impact of the humanities at Marquette and beyond, support humanities faculty research and teaching, support undergraduate research in the humanities and help to secure external funding for humanities work.
“The humanities are at the heart of Marquette’s Catholic, Jesuit mission,” Kim said. “And I’m excited to partner with our students, faculty, and staff both in highlighting the amazing things we are already doing and generating new initiatives and opportunities.”
Having completed his doctorate at The Catholic University of America in 2013, Kim was an assistant professor at Walsh University prior to joining the Marquette faculty in 2017. His research and teaching focus on interdisciplinary, collaborative approaches to the theology of addiction and recovery. He has also written on virtue ethics and just war theory and has participated in a grant-funded project on Catholicism and the Common Good. Kim’s research and teaching evince a deep commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.
The Center for the Advancement of the Humanities aims to cultivate and enhance knowledge ordered to the pursuit of human flourishing and a culture of healing. It pursues this aim through support of teaching and research in the humanities that seeks new approaches to traditional humanistic disciplines, developing faculty and student affinity groups across disciplinary boundaries, and promoting the fruits of our intellective engagement both in the academy and in the wider community.
By sponsoring faculty and student research, interdisciplinary conferences, internationally known speakers, community projects and public events, the center strives to be at the forefront of discussions that are enriched by humanistic knowledge directed to the common good and enlivened by the Ignatian principle of being for and with others.