After graduating from Luther College with majors in biology and philosophy, Lea F. Schweitz came to Chicago to study philosophy of religion at the University of Chicago Divinity School. In 2007, Schweitz joined the Zygon Center as Associate Director and now serves as its fourth Director. She feels that it is a privilege and pleasure to join in the work of the Zygon Center’s founders and past directors and to be a part of this vibrant community of concerned citizens, pastors, students, and scholars.
She is also passionate about teaching. As Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology/Religion and Science at the Lutheran School of Theology, she has taught courses for community members and students at the Master’s and Doctoral level. In 2010, she was awarded a fellowship from the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion.