David J. Leichter is chair of the Department of the Humanities and the director of the philosophy program and the social justice program. He joined the Marian community in Fall 2013 after receiving his PhD from Marquette University and MA from Northern Illinois University. While at Marian he has taught courses in Bioethics, Existentialism, the Philosophy of Love and Friendship, Monuments and Memory, and the Philosophy of Food. In addition to teaching he has published several articles on the relationship between food and memory, the philosophical significance of graphic novels, and the importance of narrative ethics for medical practice. When not working, he spends his time cooking while listening to records from his ever-growing LP collection.