Support SBU

The pathway to success begins with you!

St. Bonaventure University

Student Voices

“The greatest aspect about my time here has been the people."

Jack Steger, Class of 2022
Enjoy Jack's Bona story
News & Events

SBU’s Franciscan Institute appoints associate editor of Franciscan Studies

Sep 13, 2021, 10:43 AM by Beth Eberth
The Franciscan Institute at St. Bonaventure University has announced the appointment of Dr. Aaron Gies as associate editor of its academic journal, Franciscan Studies.

The Franciscan Institute at St. Bonaventure University has announced the appointment of Dr. Aaron Gies as associate editor of its academic journal, Franciscan Studies.

Aaron GiesDr. Gies, assistant professor of theology and Franciscan studies at St. Bonaventure, received his doctorate in historical and systematic theology from The Catholic University of America in 2018.

In announcing the awarding of this prestigious associate editorial appointment, Fr. David B. Couturier, O.F.M. Cap., executive director of the Franciscan Institute, reflected on Dr. Gies’ scholarship and enthusiasm for promoting Franciscan research.

“For the past two years, Dr. Gies has served as a research fellow in the Franciscan Institute. His exceptional skills as a researcher and his talent for proofreading and assessing medieval texts for other journals made him a natural choice,” said Fr. David. “We are honored to have this young and talented scholar on our editorial team.”

Gies is grateful for the opportunity to work for the Franciscan Institute.

Franciscan Studies is such an important journal in the English-speaking world, not just for those of us who study Francis and early Franciscans but more broadly in the fields of medieval and modern history, theology, philosophy, spirituality, literature, etc. I am honored to have the opportunity to serve this community of scholars,” he said.

Dr. Timothy Johnson, chair of the Franciscan Institute’s Research Advisory Council, praised the appointment.

“Dr. Gies’ disciplinary expertise and links with national and international scholars alike assures that Franciscan Studies will remain a preeminent academic journal for those interested in the wide ranging worldview of those inspired by Francis of Assisi down through the centuries,” he said.

Gies will be working with Dr. Jean-François Godet-Calogeras, general and managing editor of Franciscan Studies.

“Dr. Gies is part of a young generation of talented scholars that will continue to carry on valuable and diversified Franciscan research,” said Godet-Calogeras.


About the University: The nation’s first Franciscan university, St. Bonaventure University is a community committed to transforming the lives of our students inside and outside the classroom, inspiring in them a lifelong commitment to service and citizenship. In 2019, St. Bonaventure was named the #1 regional university value in New York and #2 in the North by U.S. News and World Report.

See All News
  • Buffalo Bills Volunteer Food Drive

    The Buffalo Bills Foundation and News 4 Buffalo WIVB-TV are teaming up with FeedMore WNY to present Huddle for Hunger! In support of this great event, volunteer to assist with the "contactless" food drive at Highmark Stadium. The St. Bonaventure shift is from 3:30 to 7 p.m.

    Register here

  • Don't miss out on this year's Family Weekend fun

    We're planning a jam-packed two days of family-friendly activities — games, contests, sports events, entertainers and lots more — for when students and their families reunite on campus for this special yearly event.

  • Alumni Parents Reception

    Enjoy coffee and danish as you connect with fellow alumni parents in the Hall of Fame Room at the Reilly Center. This special reception honors legacy families: St. Bonaventure alumni parents and their currently enrolled undergraduate students. 

    Register here

See All Events