Faculty Profile

Mark R. Schwehn

Provost and Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs Professor of Humanities

Kretzmann Hall



Mark Schwehn received his BA from Valparaiso University, and his PhD in history and humanities from Stanford University. He has written widely about Henry Adams and William James, including, with other scholars, A William James Renaissance. He has also written essays on the poetry of Robert Frost, film criticism, history, cognitive theory, and human sexuality. He has published widely on religion and higher learning, including Exiles from Eden: Religion and the Academic Vocation in America (1993) and Everyone A Teacher (2000). With Dorothy Bass he is editor of Leading Lives That Matter: What We Should Do and Who We Should Be (2006). In 2005-2006 he was a Fellow at the Institute for Ecumenical and Cultural Studies at St. John's University (MN). Schwehn is Project Director of the Lilly Fellows Program in Humanities and the Arts at Valparaiso, and serves on the boards of several major institutions addressing religion, education, and American public life. He has served as provost since 2009.