Jill’s House Speaker Series: Dr. John Kilner @ Jill's House
Nov 5 @ 6:30 pm

Dignity in Disability: Created in God’s Image

Dr. John F. Kilner is the Franklin Forman Chair of Ethics, Professor of Bioethics and Contemporary
Culture, and the Director of Bioethics Degree Programs at Trinity International University in
Deerfield, Illinois. From the 1994 founding of The Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity until 2005,
Dr. Kilner served as the Center’s President and CEO. He presently serves as a Senior Fellow in the
Academy of Fellows of The Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity.

After completing a BA degree (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) at Yale University, he earned
an MDiv degree (summa cum laude, valedictorian) from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.
He also holds an AM and a PhD “With Distinction” in religious ethics, with an emphasis in bioethics,
from Harvard University. Recently he received the national Educator of the Year Award from
Christian Medical & Dental Associations and the international Paul Ramsey Award for Exemplary
Achievement in the Field of Bioethics from The Center for Bioethics & Culture Network.

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