Dr. Brian Besong

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Position: Associate Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Wolf-Kuhn Ethics Institute

Department: Franciscan Studies, Theology, and Applied Ethics

Office: Scotus 223


About Dr. Brian Besong


Ph.D., Philosophy, Purdue University (2013)

B.A., Philosophy, Calvin College (2005)



Dr. Besong joined the faculty at Saint Francis in 2022.  His research pertains to philosophical theories of morality and knowledge as well as how they intersect.  Along with numerous journal articles, Dr. Besong published a monograph introduction to Natural Law moral theory in 2018 with Cascade press and coedited a collection of essays on professional philosophers converting to Catholicism with Ignatius Press in 2019.  He has appeared several times on the international TV network EWTN, discussing his own conversion to Catholicism and related issues of faith and reason.