Eugene TeSelle was educated at the University of Colorado, Princeton Theological Seminary, and Yale University. After teaching in the Department of Religious Studies at Yale University, he came to Vanderbilt in 1969. At Vanderbilt he has been Chair of the Faculty Senate and President of the AAUP Chapter. He has been active in social justice issues in Nashville, has administered several grant projects in the community, and is an editor of Southern Communities. A minister in the Presbyterian Church, he is currently president of the Witherspoon Society, the "progressive caucus." He is also the author of Augustine's Strategy as an Apologist, Christ in Context, Thomas Aquinas: Faith and Reason.