Associate Director of Torrey Honors College
Janelle Aijian hails from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. She earned her doctoral degree in Philosophy from Baylor University, focusing on the religious epistemology of Blaise Pascal. Her current research involves the role of skepticism in the life of faith and acedia, or spiritual despondency. Her favorite texts to teach are The Brothers Karamazov, Moby Dick, The Republic and the gospel of John.
“Acedia and student life: Ancient Christian wisdom for addressing boredom, distraction, and over-commitment in undergraduates” Aijian, Janelle, International Journal of Christianity & Education, August 2017.