Name: Brian Clayton, Ph.D.


Phone: 509.313.6744

Fax: (509) 313-5718

Degrees:  PhD. (Philosophy) 1987, University of Notre Dame (Notre Dame, IN); MA  (Philosophy) 1980, University of Notre Dame (Notre Dame, IN); BA (Philosophy) 1978, Trinity College (Deerfield, IL) 

With Gonzaga since: 1986

Dr. Brian Clayton is currently the Director of the Gonzaga University Faith and Reason Institute. He regularly teaches courses on Human Nature, Ethics, C.S. Lewis, Walker Percy and Faith & Reason. He has a special interest in contemporary popular film and its relationship to philosophical topics, especially virtue ethics.



Name: Joe Shaaf


Phone: (520)-456-4680

Fax: (509) 313-5718

Joe Schaaf is the current Faith and Reason Institute Program Coordinator. Originally from Sierra Vista, Arizona, he is a graduate of Mount Angel Seminary with a bachelor's in philosophy and literature. He is currently enrolled in the M.A. Philosophy program at Gonzaga University.

The information for the Faith, Film, and Philosophy Series is that the 2020 Seminar has been postponed due to Covid-19.