Stephen Chanderbhan

Director, Be the Light Youth Theology Institute

Dr. Stephen Chanderbhan is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Canisius College. His areas of specialization include Medieval Philosophy (specifically, the thought of Thomas Aquinas), Moral Psychology, and Philosophy of Religion; his areas of competency include Ethics and Catholic Social Thought.

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Darby Ratliff

Co-Director, Be the Light Youth Theology Institute

Darby came to Buffalo from Cleveland after her graduation from a Jesuit high school. The Jesuit charism brought her to Canisius for both her B.A. in English, Creative Writing, and Political Science (’16) and her M.S. in Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration. She loves celebrating Buffalo and also works as the registrar at Villa Maria College due to her passion for Catholic education.

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