Lilly Fellows Program

Since 1991, Valparaiso University’s Christ College has been home to the Lilly Fellows Program (LFP) in Humanities and the Arts, a nationally prominent initiative that has played a major role in revitalizing Christian higher education in the United States. The Lilly Fellows Network includes over 100 church related colleges and universities nationwide. The LFP was developed through the leadership of former Christ College Dean Mark Schwehn, who continues to serve as founding project director.

Each year scholar-teachers with newly completed doctorates receive two-year appointments as faculty members in Christ College. As part of their preparation for careers at church-related colleges or universities in the United States, the Lilly Fellows teach courses in both Christ College and the College of Arts and Sciences. With their high energy and fresh perspectives, the Lilly Fellows fit right in with the CC faculty and have proven very popular with Christ College students.