Professor Steven Chanderbhan on Jeopardy!
Canisius College’s Be the Light Youth Theology Institute director discusses how Ignatian spirituality and pedagogy has enabled him to integrate head and heart as an educator, while at the same time equipping his students for life’s complex questions through Catholic philosophy and theology lessons.
Amy Schneider from Oakland, Calif. faced off against philosophy professor Steve Chanderbhan from Lewiston, New York during a “Jeopardy!,” match.
Early Life and Education
Professor Steven Chanderbhan specializes in medieval philosophy and Aquinas’ thought, moral psychology and Catholic social thought. Recently he shared how The Exercises helped integrate his head and heart as a teacher; how challenging it can be for faculty to find time for spiritual formation; as well as sharing some stories from his childhood that highlight some of his best traits.
Achievement and Honors
Professor Chanderbhan specializes in medieval philosophy (notably that of St Thomas Aquinas), moral psychology, and Catholic social thought. At Canisius College in Lewiston he teaches theology, philosophy and ethics courses; serves as director of Catholic Studies program and co-director of Be the Light Youth Theology Institute; also senior fellow of St John Paul II Center for Ethics and Culture at Canisius; recently made his Jeopardy! debut and lost to one of Amy Schneider’s dominating performances before officially taking part. He had taken tests before and was pleasantly surprised when invited back.
Chanderbhan is an academically accomplished professor at Canisius College who specializes in medieval philosophy (particularly that of Thomas Aquinas), moral psychology, and Catholic social thought. Additionally, his storytelling talents help bring difficult topics alive with relatable narratives. In this video he discusses how The Exercises has enabled him to integrate head and heart as an educator while emphasizing its necessity as faculty take time out for reflection and self-improvement.