Henry Koren, C.S.Sp. Chair in Scholarly Excellence
Ronald C. Arnett, Ph.D.
Dr. Ronald C. Arnett, chair of the Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies in the McAnulty College, is the inaugural holder of the Henry Koren, C.S.Sp., Chair in Scholarly Excellence. The Chair was established in 2010.
Arnett is a prolific author whose many awards and honors include serving as editor of prestigious academic publications and holding office in several scholarly and professional organizations.
The Rev. Henry J. Koren, C.S.Sp., was head of Duquesne University’s Department of Philosophy in the early 1950s. He was largely responsible for making Duquesne an international center for phenomenological existentialism. He also headed the theology department and the Duquesne University Press for a time.