Dean of Christ College Honors College

In his role as Dean, Peter Kanelos is responsible for the strategic leadership, coordination and guidance of Christ College. He is deeply devoted to honors education and has a rooted enthusiasm for Christian higher education. Before coming to Valparaiso in 2013, Kanelos was a faculty member at Loyola University Chicago, where he chaired several committees in addition to serving as a core faculty member of the honors program, an associate professor in the Department of Fine and Performing Arts and the founding director of the Interdisciplinary Shakespeare Studies Program.

Kanelos has published extensively and is currently editing a book series, “Shakespeare and the Stage,” and writing a textbook, “A History of Drama.” He has a new collection of essays in press, has several peer-reviewed articles forthcoming, and is serving on the editorial board for a new Shakespearean journal. He is frequently invited to address national and international audiences on subjects related to Shakespeare, most recently at the Globe Theatre in London.


Ph.D. – University of Chicago
M.A. – Boston University
B.A. – Northwestern University

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