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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
Year Description
2021 Bechtel, T. (2021, June). Animal Celebrity: Learning to care for what the other cares about, presented at the Franciscan Connections Conference, Lesser Ethics: Retrieving the Good Life in the Franciscan Tradition, (virtual conference).
2018 Bechtel, T. (2018, September). A Domesticated Politics: Anthropocene Possibility in Purdy, Massumi and Marpeck, presentation at the Rooted and Grounded conference, Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary, Elkhart, Indiana.
2018 Bechtel, T. (2018, March). Blank Space: Youth, Meaning, Future, presented to the Mennonite Christian Shi’a Muslim Dialogue VII, Canadian Mennonite University, Winnipeg, Canada.
2017 Bechtel, T. (2017, November). The Cruciform Lap: The common life of cats, chickens and couples, presented at the Religion and Animals Group at the American Academy of Religion, Boston, Massachusetts.

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