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Trevor Bechtel

LEO Adjunct Lecturer and Poverty Solutions Student Engagement Coordinator

Trevor Bechtel

Trevor Bechtel, PhD ’08, focuses on questions of ethics and the human in his teaching and scholarship. He works at Poverty Solutions at the University of Michigan coordinating all student-facing work. He has taught ethics and religion in small liberal arts colleges throughout the Great Lakes region for 20 years.

Contact Information

(734) 615-0216betrevor@umich.eduUniversity of Michigan
Poverty Solutions
5100 Weill Hall
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
2740 SSWBUniversity of Michigan
School of Social Work
1080 S. University Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109


Year Degree   School
2008 PhD Constructive Theology Loyola University, Chicago, IL
1999 MA Theological Studies Loyola University, Chicago, IL
1993 BA Religious Studies University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba CANADA
1991 BTh Biblical Studies Canadian Mennonite Bible College, WInnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA
  • Bechtel, T. (2022). A good story: Meat eating for Christians. In I. Markham (Ed.), Thinking Creatively. Wiley.
  • Bechtel, T. (2022). Creation in Pilgram Marpeck, Nancey Murphy, and Kathryn Tanner. In J. D. Weaver, G. Mast, & T. Bechtel (Eds.), Anabaptist Convictions After Marpeck. Cascadia.
  • Bechel, T. (2021). Animal Celebrity and Individuality. Franciscan Connections.
  • Bechtel, T. (2020). Focal practices, virtuality, authenticity, and public space. In T. Wainwright (Ed.), T&T Clark Companion to Christian Ethics. London: T&T Clark.
  • Bechtel, T., Harvie, T., & Eaton, M. (2018). Introduction. In T. Bechtel, M. Eaton, & T. Harvie (Eds.), Encountering Earth. Eugene: Cascade.
  • Bechtel, T. (2018). The cruciform lap: The common life of cats, chickens and couples. In T. Bechtel, M. Eaton, & T. Harvie (Eds.), Encountering Earth. Eugene: Cascade.
  • Bechtel, T. (2017). Afterword. The Conrad Grebel Review, 35(1).
  • Bechtel, T. (2016). [Review of the book The End of Captivity by Tripp York]. Direction, 45(2).
  • Bechtel, T. (2015). Sound is the blood between me and you: Toward a theology of animal musics. The Conrad Grebel Review, 33(2).
  • Bechtel, T. (2015). [Review of the book A Faith Embracing All Creatures: Addressing Commonly Asked Questions about Christian Care for Animals by Tripp York and Andy Alexis-Baker]. Mennonite Quarterly Review, 89(1).

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