Thomas Finan, PhD, is Associate Professor in and chair of the Department of History at Saint Louis University. Since arriving at SLU in 2004 he has held multiple administrative and academic positions, including directing the Center for International Studies, associate director of the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, and Director of the Walter J Ong, SJ, Center for Digital Humanities. A specialist in medieval Ireland, Finan directs ongoing excavations at the Rock of Lough Key in north County Roscommon.