Dr. Timothy J. Furlan is currently Burnett Family Distinguished Chair in Ethics, Director of the Center for Ethical Leadership, and Senior Editor of Pediatric Ethicscope at the University of St Thomas in Houston, TX. He previously studied the classical liberal arts at Thomas Aquinas College before going on to pursue graduate studies at the University of Chicago (M.A.), the Universite de Paris IV (Sorbonne) and Trinity College Dublin (Ph.D). During this doctoral studies he also held visiting fellowships in Fribourg (Swiss Confederation Scholar), Munich, and Athens.
More recently, he was a postdoctoral research fellow at Harvard Medical School, editor of the Harvard Bioethics Journal, and received his masters degree in bioethics (summa cum laude) from Harvard Medical School in 2019.
He was previously a visiting assistant professor of philosophy at Xavier University and Boston College where he taught a wide range of courses and led study trips to Wyoming, Montana, Alaska, Ireland, Paris, and along the Camino to Santiago de Compostela.