Fr. Joseph D. Fessio, SJ, Th.D.
AAI Chancellor
Chancellor of the Ignatius-Angelicum Liberal Studies Program and the Adler-Aquinas Institute, Fr. Fessio, is well known for his work in the area of Catholic education. He earned a B.A and an M.A. in Philosophy from Gonzaga University and an M.A in Theology from his studies in Lyons, France. In 1975, he earned his doctorate in Theology from the University of Regensburg, West Germany. His thesis director was Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger now Pope Benedict XVI. In 1978 he founded Ignatius Press.
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Peter A. Redpath, Ph.D.
AAI Rector, Fellow
Dr. Redpath was Professor of Philosophy at St. John’s University from 1970 to 2011. Author /editor of 10 philosophical books and many dozens of articles and book reviews; over 200 invited guest lectures nationally and internationally; co-founder of the Gilson Society (USA) and The International Etienne Gilson Society; former vice-president of the American Maritain Association; Founding Chairman of the Board of the Angelicum Academy; Member of the Board of the Great Books Academy; member Board of Trustees of the Institute for Advanced Philosophic Research; member of Board and Executive Committee of the Catholic Education Foundation; Academician of The Catholic Academy of Sciences (USA); former executive editor of Value Inquiry Book Series; former editor of the Studies in the History of Western Philosophy (SHWP), editor of the Gilson Studies (GS) special series for Editions Rodopi, B. V.; former associate editor, and current advisor of the journal Contemporary Philosophy; recipient of St. John’s University’s Outstanding Achievement Award, and Socratic Fellowship Award from the Great Books Academy; inaugural inductee as distinguished alumnus of Xaverian High School; and former Graduate Fellow of SUNY at Buffalo. In 2011 Dr. Redpath moved to Cave Creek, AZ in part to devote his time to teaching for and developing the Adler-Aquinas Institute.
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Curtis L. Hancock, Ph.D.
AAI Praeses, Fellow
Dr. Hancock earned his BA and MA at the U. of Oklahoma, and his Ph.D. in philosophy at Loyola U., Chicago. He holds the Joseph M. Freeman Chair of Philosophy at Rockhurst University ; former Chair of the Philosophy Department and Teacher of the Year, he has authored four books on philosophy; twenty-two published philosophical articles and co-authored two novels. Dr. Hancock is a Director of the Angelicum Academy and the Great Books Academy; former President of American Maritain Association and current President of the Gilson Society; former Coordinator of and Lecturer in Rockhurst’s Great Books Program, “Return to the Classics,” Dr. Hancock specializes in Metaphysics, Philosophy of Religion, Philosophy of Mind, Ethics, Political Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Education, and speaks Spanish, Ancient and Modern Greek, and reads Latin, Italian, French, German, and Polish.
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Prof. Piotr Jaroszynski, Ph.D.
AAI Provost
Prof. Piotr Jaroszynski holds the Chair of the Philosophy of Culture at the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland. He works within the framework of classical philosophy and belongs to the American Catholic Philosophical Association, American Maritain Association and the International Society of Thomas Aquinas. He has written numerous articles and several scholarly books, including The Controversy Over Beauty (1992, 2002, in Polish), Metaphysics and Art (Peter Lang, 2002), and Science in Culture (Rodopi, 2003), as well as many books for the broader public. For his textbook Ethics: The Drama of the Moral Life (6th ed., 2002), he received the personal thanks of Pope John Paul II.
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Patrick S.J. Carmack, J.D.
AAI Fellow, Executive Director
Patrick Carmack is the Founder and President of the Angelicum Academy Homeschool Program and of the Great Books Academy Homeschool Program (2000 AD). After earning his Juris Doctorate, Pat completed numerous additional courses in psychology and philosophy, and studies at the Institute for Spirituality at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome (“Angelicum”). A former Judge at the Oklahoma State Corporation Commission, member of the U.S. Supreme Court Bar, former CEO of an independent petroleum exploration and production company, founder and former Chairman of the International Caspian Horse Society, and President of a non-profit educational foundation, Pat lives with his wife Elisabeth and their six children in Colorado Springs. Pat participated in Dr. Mortimer J. Adler’s last several Socratic discussion groups in Maryland and California in 1999 and 2000, respectively, and moderated the first live-audio Socratic groups online (2000 AD) and numerous online groups since, as well as at Great Books evening programs in Seattle. He has been a speaker on educational topics at various conferences in the US. and Europe. He is the recipient of the 2009 International Etienne Society’s Pope John Paul the Great Thomist Humanist Award for his work in education.
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Stephen F. Bertucci
AAI Dean of Students
As Director of online Great Books Programs since 2000, Steve has probably moderated more Great Books discussion groups (literally thousands) than anyone living. He speaks at educational conferences throughout the country and in Europe and serves on the boards of several nonprofit educational and arts organizations. Steve was one of the pioneers of live-audio online Socratic discussion groups after attending Mortimer Adler’s last Socratic seminars in 2000, and has taught at live Great Books Programs in Seattle. He lives with his family in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains in Washington State, and teaches Great Books worldwide with online students in over 40 countries.
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Fr. Dominic Anaeto, S.T.D.
AAI Fellow
Fr. Anaeto is a priest of the Catholic Diocese of Nnewi in Nigeria. He holds a License in Spirituality from Gregorian University in Rome, a Doctorate in Pastoral Theology from the Lateran University also in Rome, and a diploma from the Christian Institute for the Study of Human Sexuality at the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, Illinois. He is a certified counselor on topics related to Human Development and Human Sexuality. He functions as a director of spiritual life which involves giving spiritual conferences, moderating retreats, seminars and recollections. He offers pastoral counseling and spiritual direction to individuals and groups. Presently, he is an Associate professor at Holy Apostles College & Seminary.
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Mark Anielski, Ph.D.
AAI Fellow
Mark is a Canadian economist and former adjunct professor at the University of Alberta, a founding faculty member of the Bainbridge Graduate Institute (Seattle) – this was the first MBA program in the US focused on sustainable and ethical business specializing in measuring societal well-being and happiness. He is co-founder of the Genuine Wealth Institute whose mission is to design, build and operate new economies of well-being. Author of the best-selling book. The Economics of Happiness: Building Genuine Wealth; Mark’s mentor economist Herman Daly referred to Mark as ‘God’s auditor’ in the forward to Mark’s book. Mark’s work on happiness is rooted in the original Greek (well-being of spirit) or ‘a yearning for God.’ His work in the economics of happiness is deeply rooted in the Catholic theology and philosophies of Thomas Aquinas and Thomas Merton, as well as the ancient Greek realist philosophers. His current focus is on developing a practical model for implementing a ‘civilization of love.’ Mark has advised governments and business in Canada, US, China, the Netherlands, Austria, Bhutan, and Tahiti on how to measure and optimize their well-being.
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Dr. Roberta Bayer
AAI Fellow
Dr. Roberta Bayer is a professor of Political Philosophy at Patrick Henry College, Purcellville, Virginia. Her doctorate in Political Philosophy was earned at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana. Previous graduate degrees were completed at the Center for Medieval Studies, University of Toronto, and the London School of Economics, England. Dr. Bayer has edited a festschrift entitled Reformed and Catholic: Essays in Honor of the Reverend Dr. Peter Toon, and currently edits Anglican Way Magazine. Dr. Bayer’s essays and book reviews have appeared in Life and Learning for the University Faculty for Life, Knit together in one communion: Anglican Identity and the Challenge of Diversity, St. Peter’s Publications, the International Philosophical Quarterly and Providence, and she has given papers at numerous conferences, including the American Maritain Association. In the past, she taught the great books in the Foundation Year Program at the University of King’s College, Halifax. Dr. Bayer has studied with Alasdair MacIntyre, Lawrence Dewan O.P., and George Parkin Grant.
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Russell Berman, Ph.D.
AAI Fellow
Russell is the Walter A. Haas Professor in the Humanities at Stanford. He received his B.A. from Harvard (1972) and his Ph.D. from Washington University (1979) in German Literature. He joined the faculty of Stanford in the same year. His books include The Rise of the Modern German Novel: Crisis and Charisma (1988) and Enlightenment or Empire: Colonial Discourse in German Culture (1998), both of which won the Outstanding Book Award of the German Studies Association. Recent books include Fiction Sets You Free: Literature, Liberty and Western Culture (2007) and Freedom or Terror: Europe Faces Jihad (2010). In his other books and articles he has written widely on German literary and cultural history of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, critical theory, and cultural dimensions of trans-atlantic relations. He has served in numerous administrative capacities at Stanford, and he is a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies. He is the editor of Telos, and he served as the 2011 President of the Modern Language Association.
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Terrence Berres, J.D.
AAI Fellow
Terrence received his J.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and his B.A. in English and History from Marquette University. He specialized in insurance-related litigation both in private practice and in-house. He is a senior fellow with the Center for the Study of The Great Ideas, and a public member of the State of Wisconsin’s Council on Library and Network development.
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Ronda Chervin
AAI Fellow
Ronda received a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Fordham University and an MA in Religious Studies from Notre Dame Apostolic Institute. She is a widow, mother, and grandmother.Ronda converted to the Catholic Faith from a Jewish, though atheistic, background and has been a Professor of Philosophy and Theology at Loyola Marymount University, the Seminary of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, and Franciscan University of Steubenville. She is an international speaker and author of some fifty books about Catholic thought, practice and spirituality. Dr. Ronda is currently teaching philosophy at Holy Apostles College and Seminary in Cromwell, Connecticut.
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Rev. Msgr. Ricardo Coronado Arrascue, J.C.D.
AAI Fellow
Rev. Msgr. Ricardo Coronado Arrascue has studied Theology, Civil Law, Education, and Pastoral Theology. He received his J.C.L at Pontifical University of Mexico, magna cum laude in 2001. In 2004 he went on to receive his J.C.D. from Pontifical University of Salamanca, Spain. He has taught Canon Law at Saint John Vianney Theological Seminary. As well, he is Professor of Philosophy at San Jose Seminary in Cajamarca. Rev. Msgr. Ricardo Coronado Arrascue speaks Spanish, English, Italian, and knows Latin at an academic level.
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Scott J. Bloch, J.D.
AAI Fellow
Scott J. Bloch, J.D., received his J.D. from the University of Kansas School of Law after receiving his B.A. in English from University of Kansas. He has since worked in numerous positions within the government, including the Department of Justice as counselor to the U.S. Deputy Attorney General. For five years, he headed up the independent U.S. Office of Special Counsel enforcing ethics laws and combating waste and fraud in government agencies based on whistleblower complaints. He is the founder of the Hillaire Belloc Society of Washington D.C. and co-author with Fr. CJ McCloskey of a collection of the writings of Hilaire Belloc, The Essential Belloc from St.Benedict/Tan (2010) and a member of the Knights of Malta. His writings have been featured in Catholic culture magazines such as Caelum et Terra and Shakespeherian Rag. In addition, he has made appearances on CSPAN, CNN with Ed Henry, John Roberts “American Morning”, NBC Nightly News, and National Public Radio. He has an international law practice in Washington, D.C. representing whistleblowers on government fraud in contracting and those who have been injured in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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Paul Richard Blum, Ph.D.
AAI Fellow
Since 2002 Dr. Blum has held the T. J. Higgins, S.J., Chair in Philosophy, at Loyola University Maryland. Prior to that he was Professor of Philosophy at Péter Pázmány University Budapest (Hungary); Habilitation in Philosophy at Freie Universität Berlin; Assistant at the Institute for Philosophy at Freie Universität Berlin (Prof. Karlfried Gründer and Prof. Wilhelm Schmidt-Biggemann); Assistant at the Institute for Classical Philology at Freie Universität Berlin (West); Teacher at Munich university; Dr. Phil. with a doctoral thesis on Giordano Bruno, Munich university. A member of twenty philosophical organizations, including the Pontifical Academy St. Thomas Aquinas, Rome (Corresponding Member) and the Società Internazionale San Tommaso d’Aquino (SITA; founding member and 1st president of the Hungarian branch), Dr. Blum has authored Philosophy of Religion in the Renaissance, Farnham (Ashgate) 2010; Das Wagnis, ein Mensch zu sein: Geschichte – Natur – Religion. Studien zur neuzeitlichen Philosophie, Münster (Lit Verlag) 2010 (Philosophie: Forschung und Wissenschaft 31; Philosophieren in der Renaissance, Stuttgart (Kohlhammer) 2004 (Ursprünge des Philosophierens 4); Giordano Bruno, München 1999 (Beck’sche Reihe “Denker” 551); Philosophenphilosophie und Schulphilosophie – Typen des Philosophierens in der Neuzeit, Wiesbaden (Steiner) 1998 (Studia Leibnitiana Sonderheft 27); Aristoteles bei Giordano Bruno, Studien zur philosophischen Rezeption. München (Fink) 1980 (Die Geistesgeschichte und ihre Methoden 9); and numerous philosophical articles, and has edited numerous books of philosophy.
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Mark Brumley
AAI Fellow
Mark is President of the Board of Directors of Guadalupe Associates and Chief Executive Officer for Ignatius Press, the largest English language Catholic publishing house; Associate Publisher of IgnatiusInsight.com; editor of Ignatius Press’s Modern Apologetics Library, and A Study Guide for Joseph Ratzinger’s Jesus of Nazareth Mark is the author of How Not To Share Your Faith, and a contributor to The Five Issues That Matter Most. His articles have appeared in a wide variety of publications Mark lives in Napa, California with his wife and five children.
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Kenneth A. Bryson, Ph.D.
AAI Fellow
Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Cape Breton University, Canada, Dr. Bryson earned his Doctorate of Philosophy from the University of Ottawa, Canada. He was a visiting scholar at Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) Wuhan, China, (Nov. 15-25, 2011) where he taught Christian Philosophy. He is Editor, of the Philosophy and Religion, special series, for Value Inquiry Books Series and author of seven philosophy books and numerous articles.
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Sr. Helena Burns, FSP, BA
AAI Fellow
Sr. Helena is a member of the Daughters of St. Paul, an international congregation founded to communicate God’s Word through the media. She is finishing her M.A. in Media Literacy Education; has a B.A. in theology and philosophy from St. John’s University, NYC; studied screenwriting at UCLA and Act One, Hollywood; and holds a Certificate in Pastoral Youth Ministry. Sr. Helena also studied at the Theology of the Body Institute, PA. She is a movie reviewer for Life Teen (and for 6 years, “The Catholic New World,” Chicago’s Archdiocesan newspaper). She is currently writing and producing a documentary on the life of Blessed James Alberione: www.MediaApostle.com and is a co-producer on www.The40Film.com. Her book for young women is “He Speaks to You”: www.tinyurl.com/DailyBook Sr. Helena gives media and Theology of the Body workshops to youth and adults all over the U.S. and Canada, and believes that media can be a primary tool for sharing God’s love and salvation.Sr. Helena Burns, fsp, Daughters of St. Paul, Pauline Books & Media
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William E. Carroll
AAI Fellow
William is the Thomas Aquinas Fellow in Theology and Science at Blackfriars Hall, Oxford and member of the Faculty of Theology of the University of Oxford. He is a European intellectual historian and historian of science whose research and teaching concern: 1) the reception of Aristotelian science in mediaeval Islam, Judaism, and Christianity, and the development of the doctrine of creation, and 2) the encounter between Galileo and the Inquisition. He has also written extensively on the ways in which mediaeval discussions of the relationship among the natural sciences, philosophy, and theology can be useful in contemporary questions arising from developments in biology and cosmology. He is the co-author, with Steven Baldner, of Aquinas on Creation, and author of: La Creación y las Ciencias Naturales: Actualidad de Santo Tomás de Aquino; Galileo: Science and Faith; and Creation and Science.
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Imelda Chlodna, Ph.D.
AAI Fellow
Dr. Choldna earned her PhD degree in Humanities and her Masters degree in Philosophy at the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland. She conducts scientific and didactic work in the Faculty of Philosophy at John Paul II Catholic University in the Department of Philosophy of Culture (courses: Theoretical Philosophy, Cultural Sciences, Rhetoric), and organizes the annual cycle International symposiums entitled: The Future of the Western Civilisation. Her areas of interest are the philosophy of culture and civilizations, philosophy of education and classical rhetoric.
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John N. Deely, Ph.D.
AAI Fellow
Professor, University of St. Thomas, Houston, Texas, U.S.A. Dr. Deely has taught at Tartu University, Estonia; New Bulgarian University, Sofia, Bulgaria; University of Helsinki, Finland; University of St. Thomas; Loras College, Dubuque, Iowa; Anáhuac University, México City; Fulbright-Garcia Robles Professor, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil;l , Fulbright Professor Pontificia Universidade de São Paulo; Indiana University, Bloomington; “Historical Foundations of Semiotics” course team-taught with Umberto Eco, Saint Mary’s College, South Bend; University of Ottawa; St. Thomas University, Fredericton, New Brunswick; St. Joseph’s College, Rensselear, Indiana. He was elected to the Executive Committee of the American Catholic Philosophical Assn, (1995, 1997–1999 term and 2007–2008 term); Vice-President/President-Elect, Semiotic Society of America (elected 1999; President 2001); Vice-President, International Association for Semiotic Studies (elected 1994); elected to the Heidegger Circle (1971); worked with Mortimer J. Adler as Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Philosophical Research, Chicago, June, 1969–July, 1974; Aquinas Institute School of Philosophy, 1965-1967 (River Forest, IL). All of John’s degrees have been awarded summa cum laude, including Ph.L. 1966; Ph.D. 1967. Dr. Deely has authored 34 monographs; 35 co-authored/co-edited volumes and approximately 216 articles.
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Robert A. Delfino, Ph.D.
AAI Fellow
Dr. Delfino is Associate Professor of Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, St. John’s University, NY. Member of the Board of Advisors for the International Etienne Gilson Society, member of Scientific Committee Czlowiek W Kulturze (Man in Culture), American Catholic Philosophical Association, American Maritain Association, Long Island Philosophical Society, Metanexus Institute for Science and Religion. Areas of specialization: Metaphysics, Medieval Philosophy, and St. Thomas Aquinas American Philosophical Association, 1996-Present.
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Raymond Dennehy, Ph.D.
AAI Fellow
Raymond Dennehy was born in San Francisco in 1934 and is a Professor of Philosophy. After serving in the U.S. Navy aboard the heavy cruiser, USS Rochester (CA 124) as a radarman, principally in the South China Sea, from 1954-58, he attended the University of San Francisco, obtaining a B.A. in philosophy in 1962; he did graduate study in philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley, 1962-64, before entering the graduate philosophy program at the University of Toronto, getting a Ph.D. in philosophy from that school in 1973. Among his teachers were Karl Popper, Anton Pegis, and C.B. MacPherson. His areas of teaching and research interest are metaphysics, epistemology, and social ethics. Dennehy is frequently called upon to address contemporary ethical issues by universities and the media. Besides many scholarly articles, he has published: Reason and Dignity, Christian Married Loved, Anti-Abortionist at Large, and Soldier Boy: the War Between Michael and Lucifer. He is married to Maryann Dennehy and has four children and eleven grandchildren.
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Jude Dougherty, Ph.D.
AAI Fellow
Dr. Dougherty is Dean Emeritus, Professor Emeritus, of the School of Philosophy, The Catholic University of America (1999-); Editor, Review of Metaphysics (1971-); General Editor, 1974-, Studies in Philosophy and the History of Philosophy, The Catholic University of America Press [54 volumes to date];Visiting Professor University of Louvain, Belgium (1974-75). Among his many honors: Knight of the Order of St. Gregory the Great, bestowed by His Holiness, John Paul II; President, American Catholic Philosophical Association (1974-75), recipient of the Association’s Aquinas Medal (1994),Dr. Dougherty earned his Ph.D. in 1960 from, The Catholic University of America. Member of the Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas Aquinas (One of two members in philosophy from North America) inter alia, Jude is author of more than 250 articles on topics in metaphysics, social and political philosophy, the philosophy of law, and the philosophy of science in English, Spanish, Italian, German, Swedish, and Polish philosophical journals and collections and numerous books including: The Nature of Scientific Explanation; Wretched Aristotle: Using the Past to Rescue the Future; Jacques Maritain: An Intellectual Profile; Religion – Geselleschaft – Demokratie: Ausgewählte Aufsätze, Vol. 16 of Soziale Orientierung; The Logic of Religion; Western Creed, Western Identity; Recent American Naturalism; Approaches to Morality; Editor of The Good Life and Its Pursuit; The Theological Directions of the Ecumenical Movement; The Impact of Vatican II.
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Lois M. Eveleth, Ph.D.
AAI Fellow
Dr. Lois M. Eveleth graduated with her B.A. in Classics from Salve Regina College. She went on to study Philosophy at Loyola, receiving her M.A. As well, she received an M.A. from Providence College in History. Her dissertation was “A Grammar of Nature: Structuring Categories for an Emersonian World-View”, and she received her Ph.D. from Walden University in Philosophy. Dr. Eveleth is a professor and holds Chair of the Philosophy Department at Salve Regina University. Her research interests include Intellectual History, Ethics, and American Philosophy. Some of her recent publications include: “John Locke and the Problem of Toleration”, “Managing the Uncertainty of Ethical Codes”, and “Toleration, Offense, and Logic”. She was an invited participant to the Fides Et Ratio Conference at Thomas More College, a great books university in Merrimack, NH in 2011.
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Richard J. Fafara, Ph.D.
AAI Fellow
Dr. Fafara earned a B.A. in Classics from Seton Hall University and an M.A. and Ph.D. in philosophy from University of Toronto where he attended Etienne Gilson’s public lectures. Dr. Fafara studied Cartesian philosophy under Professor Ferdinand Alquié at the Sorbonne and held a post‐doctoral fellowship at the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology at the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, where he studied 17th century Polish philosophy. He has taught philosophy at University of New Brunswick at St. John, University of Saskatchewan, George Washington University, George Mason University, and Northern Virginia Community College. His publications include: The Malebranche Moment: Selections from Letters of Etienne Gilson and Henri Gouhier (1920‐1936), articles on various 17th century philosophers and contemporary Thomists, and translations of Polish philosophers. He is currently a Fellow of the Adler‐Aquinas Institute.
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Anthony Lilles, S.T.D.
AAI Fellow
Associate Professor of Theology at St. John Vianney Theological Seminary, Archdiocese of Denver, a graduate of the Franciscan University of Steubenville, Dr. Lilles earned his STD in Spiritual Theology at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Urbe (the “Angelicum”) magna cum laude and has served on the faculties of the Saint Augustine Institute (Denver) and the Avila Institute of Applied Spiritual Theology. His academic specialties include Spiritual Theology, Spiritual Direction, Catholic Social Teaching, Catholic Liturgy, and the Carmelite Spiritual Masters (especially Bl. Elizaberth of the Trinity), inter alia, all of which he has taught as courses. A retreat master and author of numerous articles on various facets of Catholic spirituality, Anthony has three books in various states of production and most recently published “Hidden Mountain, Secret Garden” an introduction to spiritual theology and contemplative prayer, which is being offered by the Adler-Aquinas Institute (on this website) as an important and integral part of its mission.
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Desmond J. FitzGerald, Ph.D.
AAI Fellow
Professor of Philosophy, Emeritus. B.A., University of Toronto; M.A., University of Toronto; M.A., University of California, Berkeley; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley.Des was a student of Etienne Gilson at the Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies, Toronto. He taught with Fr. Joseph Fessio and Ray Dennehy at Univeristy of San Francisco. While teaching at USF he worked with Mortimer Adler’s Institute for Philosophical Research. That work began with helping on the Index to Vol.I of The Idea of Freedom and then doing research for V0l.II, The Controversies about Freedom. There followed work on the first volumes of The Great Ideas Today, Des worked with Peter Wolff and Seymore Cain (who later wrote a book on Gabriel Marcel). About 1963 the Institute moved to Chicago where John Deely came to work. Dr. Fitzgerald said recently in Tiburon conversations that Adler was one of the great philosophers of the 20th, century not sufficiently appreciated because he had the style of a successful executive – which he was also – not a poor academic.
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Enrique Martinez Garcia, Ph.D.
AAI Fellow
Dr. Enrique Martinez Garcia holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy and Education Sciences from the University of Barcelona and is the Titular Professor in the University Abat Oliba CEU. He also serves as the Vice-Chancellor of Academic Affaires and the Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences. Director of Espiritu, the philosophical journal since 2009, and a member of the Scientific Council of the Annals of Cultural Studies at John Paul II Catholic University in Lublin since 2012. He has published articles as well as in books on topics such as Metaphysics and the Philosophy of Saint Thomas Aquinas. He has been a member of the International Society of Thomas Aquinas since 1994, as well as an Ordinary member of the Pontifical Academy of Saint Thomas Aquinas since 2006.
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Herb Hartmann, Ph.D.
AAI Fellow
Dr. Hartmann received his philosophical education at the University of Toronto from 1972 through 1979. During his years there, he studied with Father Weisheipl, O.P., Father Owens, CSSR, Father A. Maurer, Prof. K. Schmitz, Prof. L.E. Lynch, Prof. Alan Bloom, and Prof. Anton C. Pegis. In addition to his studies at the University of Toronto, he attended the classes of Hans-Georg Gadamer for two years at McMaster University. He began work on his dissertation, “St. Thomas and Prudence”, under Prof. Pegis, but after his death, completed it with Prof. Lynch. Dr. Pegis had chosen him to be one of three inaugural professors at the Center for Thomistic Studies at the University of St. Thomas in Houston. Following the death of his father in 1979, he relocated to Chicago to manage and oversee the family business, but he continued to teach full-time and part-time for thirteen years (as other responsibilities permitted) at Loyola University of Chicago. In 1993, he was hired by Thomas Aquinas College as a Tutor. During his 12 years there, his courses ranged from Astronomy and Euclidean Geometry to Theology and Logic. In 2005, he was hired by Southern Catholic College as Professor of Philosophy, and again taught across a full spectrum of philosophy courses. Since Southern Catholic College closed its doors in April 2010, he has been Professor of Philosophy at Our Lady of Thornwood Seminary in New York. Beginning August 2012, he will be a clinical professor at the School of Philosophy at The Catholic University of America.
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John P. Hittinger, Ph.D.
AAI Fellow
John is the founder and director of the Pope John Paul II Forum for the Church in the Modern World (www.JP2Forum.org). He is a full professor in the department of philosophy and he is a member of the Center for Thomistic Studies at the University of St Thomas, Houston. He holds degrees from the University of Notre Dame (1974) and the Catholic University of America (1978, 1986). He has held faculty positions at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas, the College of St Francis in Joliet, Illinois; the United States Air Force Academy, St. Mary’s College of Ave Maria University in Orchard Lake, Michigan, and Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit Michigan. John has published four books, as the editor of the recently published The Vocation of the Catholic Philosopher: from Maritain to Wojtyla, Washington, Catholic University of America Press, 2010.
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A. Joseph Indelicato
AAI Fellow
A. Joseph Indelicato is Executive Manager of Caritas Consulting, LLC in Rochester, NY, President of the Catholic Education Foundation, Chairman of the Board and cofounder of St. John Bosco Schools. He has been Trustee of Keuka College and the Independent College Fund of New York, Chaminade Madonna High School, and the Council of the Universities of Western Civilization. After a 10 year career in education, Mr. Indelicato has been in the financial services industry for more than thirty years. He holds the designation of Chartered Advisor of Philanthropy from The American College. Mr. Indelicato’s many accomplishments include founding the Catholic Education Foundation in 2001. The Foundation is a not-for-profit organization established in response to the emerging crisis facing Catholic education in the United States. Mr. Indelicato aspires to provide funding assistance through the Catholic Education Foundation to Catholic secondary schools, colleges and universities for student scholarships, teacher formation programs, and the recruitment and retention of quality educators. Mr. Indelicato graduated from the State University of New York at Stonybrook with an MA in Liberal Studies. He received his BS in Education at the University of Dayton. He and his wife, Gini, reside in Honeoye Falls, NY. They have one son, Joseph, daughter-in-law, Amy and two granddaughters, Alisabeth and Madelyn.
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Jim Kelly, J.D.
AAI Fellow
Jim Kelly is the President of Solidarity Center for Law and Justice, P.C., a public interest civil and human rights law firm based in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, which promotes religious and educational liberty through “friend-of-the-court” briefs filed in the Supreme Court of United States. Jim also serves as the Director of International Affairs for the Washington D.C.-based Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies, a professional law association with approximately 43,000 members who are lawyers, judges, law faculty, and law students. He is responsible for locating partner organizations in Europe who share the Federalist Society’s mission in promoting discussion about the importance of the rule of law, judicial restraint, and individual liberty. As founder and director of the Federalist Society’s Global Governance Watch project, Jim is responsible for monitoring developments in the field of international human rights law and the impact of UN global governance on national sovereignty. In 2005, President George W. Bush appointed Jim to serve as the Federalist Society’s representative on the U.S. National Commission for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (“UNESCO”). For four years, Jim served as Chairman of the National Commission’s Social and Human Sciences Committee. Jim is the author of Christianity, Democracy, and the American Ideal, an award-winning book consisting of a compilation of passages from the writings of the French-Catholic philosopher Jacques Maritain. Jim earned his Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Georgia; a Master of Nonprofit Management degree from Regis University, and a Master of Arts in International Relations from Salve Regina University. Jim resides in Atlanta, Georgia with his wife Lisa. He has two adult daughters.
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Thaddeus J. Kozinski, Ph.D.
AAI Fellow
Dr. Thaddeus J. Kozinski graduated from the Catholic University of America after his dissertation defense with distinction, “John Rawls, Jacques Maritain, and Alasdair MacIntyre on the Possibility of an Overlapping Political Consensus”. Associate Professor of Philosophy, Humanities, and Trivium at Wyoming Catholic College, he has taught courses on Philosophy of Man, Ethics, Politics, Aristotle’s Organon, and Senior Theology. He is the author of “The Political Problem of Religious Pluralism: And Why Philosphers Can’t Solve It”. In addition, he has published over 20 articles and reviews. He is a member of the Society of Catholic Social Scientists, American Maritain Association, and many more.
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Fr. Peter Kucer, MSA
AAI Fellow
Fr. Peter Kucer, MSA, is an instructor of Church history at Holy Apostles College & Seminary. He completed his STD in Systematic Theology from the Catholic University of America in January, 2012, and worked in parish ministry before being appointed to the faculty at Holy Apostles in the fall of 2013. His interests include the relationship of Catholic doctrine to history, politics, economics and scientific reasoning. While teaching he is studying these relationships from the standpoint of stability and change. Another relationship that is of great interest to him is between Catholicism and Judaism again from the standpoint of continuity and change.
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Herbert I. London, Ph.D.
AAI Fellow
Edward M. Macierowski, Ph.D.
AAI Fellow
Edward M. Macierowski graduated from St. John’s College in Annapolis, Maryland where he attended Mortimer J. Adler’s annual lectures, participated in Jacob Klein’s preceptorial on Plato’s Sophist and Statesman and attended Leo Strauss’s public seminar series on Xenophon’s Oeconomicus (1970). He earned graduate degrees in medieval studies from the University of Toronto (M.A. 1973, Ph.D. 1979) and an M.S.L. (1977) in the philosophy section of the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, comparing Aquinas and Avicenna on God and the origin of the world, under the supervision of J. Owens, C.Ss.R., with an interlude (1976-77) at the then-Imperial Iranian Academy of Philosophy in Tehran. He was research assistant to Michael E. Marmura for the earlier portion of his translation of Avicenna’s Metaphysics. He served as one of the inaugural professors of philosophy at the Center for Thomistic Studies founded in Houston by Dr. A. C. Pegis; then he taught at the Catholic University of America, Christendom College, and for the last twenty years at Benedictine College. He has published translations and studies of Aquinas’s Earliest Treatment of the Divine Essence, his commentary On memory and recollection, B. Montagnes’s book on analogy in Aquinas, Henri de Lubac’s Medieval Exegesis, (vols. 2-3; vol. 4 in progress), and several scholarly articles. He has served as an expert reader for the Islamic Translation Series at Brigham Young University, and done technical editorial work for several journals. He uses Latin, French, Ancient Greek, Arabic, Spanish, Italian, German, Farsi, and is working on Biblical Hebrew and Polish.
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Sebastian Mahfood, OP, Ph.D.
AAI Fellow
Dr. Sebastian Mahfood, OP, serves as Vice-President of External Affairs and Governmental Compliance at Holy Apostles College & Seminary in Cromwell, CT, Provost of the Sacred Heart Institute for the Ongoing Formation of Clergy in Huntington, NY, and Director of the Catholic Distance Learning Network of the National Catholic Educational Association’s Seminary Department. He is a Lay Dominican of the Queen of the Holy Rosary Chapter in the Province of St. Albert the Great. He holds a doctorate in postcolonial literature and theory from Saint Louis University along with several master’s degrees in the fields of comparative literature, philosophy, theology, and educational technology. He lives in St. Louis with his wife, Dr. Stephanie Mahfood, and children, Alexander and Eva Ruth.
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Eric Marshall McLuhan, B.Sc., M.A., Ph.D.
AAI Fellow
An internationally-known lecturer on communication and media, Dr. McLuhan, B. Sc. (Communication: Wisconsin State University),M.A., Ph. D. (English Literature: University of Dallas) has over 40 years’ teaching experience in subjects ranging from reading and literature, to media, culture, and communication theory. He has taught at many colleges and universities in both Canada and abroad. He worked with Marshall McLuhan for many years and has also done extensive communication research. In 1980, he developed the Thinking and Writing workshops, and founded McLuhan & Davies Communications, Inc. He has published books and articles on media, perception, and literature, and the arts. Most recently, The Human Equation series (2011, 2012), Theories of Communication (2011), and Media and Formal Cause (2011). In 2011, The University of St. Michael’s College at the University of Toronto awarded him an honorary degree in Theology.
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Ken Masugi, Ph.D.
AAI Fellow
Ken is a Senior Fellow of the Claremont Institute. He teaches in graduate programs in political science for Johns Hopkins University and for the Ashbrook Center of Ashland University. He has edited Interpreting Tocqueville’s Democracy in America, co-edited The Progressive Revolution in Politics and Political Science, and co-authored and co-edited several other books on American politics and political thought. In addition, he has worked ten years in the federal government as a speechwriter and on policy issues, at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, where he was a special assistant to Chairman Clarence Thomas, and the Departments of Justice and Labor.
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A William McVey B.Th., M.A.
AAI Fellow
An Anglican priest, Fr. McVey received his degree in theology from St. Paul University Ottawa, Ontario and Master in Ethics, School of Religion and Culture, Wilfrid Laurier University, Ontario. He spent most of his career in business in marketing research, executive positions and as adjunct faculty in MBA programs teaching marketing and business ethics. After retiring from business, he became active as a parish priest and presently works to revitalize small congregations. He is still active as a marketing consultant for profit and nonprofit organizations. His primary interest has become Leadership and Thomistic organizational harmony.
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Christopher S. Morrissey
AAI Fellow
Christopher S. Morrissey is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Catholic Pacific College, the Catholic liberal arts college at Trinity Western University in Langley, British Columbia, Canada, where he has also taught courses in the Latin language and in Greek and Roman history. He studied Greek and Latin at the University of British Columbia and has taught courses in these languages and in other classical subjects at Simon Fraser University. Morrissey specializes in philosophical theology, traditional metaphysics, perennial philosophy, and ancient cosmology . His book of Hesiod’s poetry, Hesiod : Theogony / Works and Days , has been published by Talonbooks. He is currently the managing editor of The American Journal of Semiotics. Morrissey has also published book chapters and journal articles on the philosophy of Thomas Aquinas.
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Fr. Brian Mullady, O.P., STD
AAI Fellow
A graduate of the Pontifical University of St. Thomas in Urbe (Thesis: The Meaning of the Term “Moral” In St. Thomas Aquinas), where he was later Invited Professor of Moral Theology and Thomistic Studies, Fr. Mullady is a a veteran of the SII: University of San Francisco, San St. Ignatius Institute, and a Great Books Instructor in Seminars on Patristics and Medieval Thought; he has also taught theology at the University of St. Thomas, Houston; St. Joseph’s Seminary, Yonkers; Holy Apostles College & Seminary, Cromwell, Connecticut; Campion College; and is a Board Member and Doctrinal Consultant, Institute on Religious Life, Chicago, IL. An author of nine books and numerous articles, a preacher, conference lecturer and apologetics pamphleteer, Fr. Mullady has also written and presented 52 theological presentations on EWTN.
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Nikolas T. Nikas
AAI Fellow
Nikolas is co-founder, president and general counsel of Bioethics Defense Fund (BDF), a pro-life public-interest legal and educational organization that advocates for the human right to life and the fundamental right of conscience. Nikas is consulted across the nation and the world – by legislators, attorneys general and parliamentarians – on issues of abortion, healthcare rights of conscience, human cloning/embryonic stem cell research, and physician assisted suicide.Among many other cases, Nikas has litigated ballot initiatives regarding human cloning and embryonic stem cell research, healthcare rights of conscience, clinic regulations and state-passed limits on late-term abortion. Nikas received his B.A. (1979) and M.A. (1981) in government and international relations from the University of Notre Dame, with his masters focusing on political theory. He received his Juris Doctorate, magna cum laude, in 1986 from Arizona State University College of Law. He and his wife Melinda, the parents of five grown children, live in Phoenix, Arizona.
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Sr. Margaret J. Obrovac
AAI Fellow
Sister, a San Francisco native, has been a Daughter of St. Paul for 36 years. She majored in philosophy and theology first at the St. Paul House of Studies, Boston, and then at St. John’s University, NY. Further studies in Rome and at the Università per Stranieri in Perugia, Italy, earned her a diploma in Italian language and culture in 2000. In 2009 she received the Pauline Center for Media Studies’ Advanced Certification in Media Literacy Education, Culver City, CA, and in May 2013, a certificate of attendance from the intercongregational Pauline Charism Course in Rome. There she defended her thesis, The Pauline Cooperator as Donor: History, Charism, Future.” Sr. Margaret spent ten years in person-to-person evangelization and then worked alternately in Pauline Book & Media centers and in marketing, marketing research, and adult faith formation via radio, catechist workshops, and Pauline Cooperator formation. Until January 2012, Sr. Margaret served in the Daughters of St. Paul mission advancement office, where she maintained a weekly blog, Pauline Faithways, and coordinated fundraising events, as well as in-person and social media projects. She continues to write and translate for both the Daughters of St. Paul and their publishing house, Pauline Books & Media, and co-presents media literacy education workshops and programs of study. She is currently writing two historical research articles for the Dizionario della Famiglia Paolina, which will be published in Rome by the Society of St. Paul in 2014. She was most recently assigned to begin research on the history of the Daughters of St. Paul in North America and to serve on the formation team of the Pauline Cooperators.
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Marvin Peláez, MA, MPA
AAI Fellow
Marvin Peláez is the Director of Catechetical Studies for AAI. He holds an MA in Religious Studies from St. Joseph’s Seminary in Dunwoodie, New York and an MPA from the School of Public Affairs at Baruch College, City University of New York. He is also a career economist for the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Marvin has taught Sacred Scripture for the Archdiocese of New York’s Catholic Bible Studies program since 2003. In addition, he has taught several undergraduate and graduate courses in economics and public affairs for the City College of New York. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Thomistic Studies from the University Abat Oliba CEU, Barcelona, Spain.
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Alice M. Ramos, Ph.D.
AAI Fellow
Dr. Alice M. Ramos received her Ph.D. in French Literature from New York University and her Ph.D. in Philosophy from University of Navarra. She is a Professor of Philosophy at St. John’s College and has taught courses in Metaphysics, Epistemology, Philosophy of Religion, Ethics, among others. Areas of specialization include metaphysics, ethics, and Thomas Aquinas. Her latest book is “Dynamic Transcendentals: Truth, Goodness, and Beauty from a Thomistic Perspective”. Dr. Ramos is a member of the American Catholic Philosophical Association, American Maritain Association, Fellowship of Catholic Scholars, and the Metaphysical Society of America. Dr. Ramos knows French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Latin, and some Greek as well as some German.
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Peter K. Redpath, J.D.
AAI Fellow
Peter Redpath serves as Vice President & Director of the Student Division at The Federalist Society. In that capacity, Peter manages the programming of 200 law school chapters.Peter received his J.D. from Baylor University School of Law, his M.A. from St. John’s University School of Government and Politics, and his B.A. in English Literature from the University of Dallas. He is a member of the Washington, D.C. Bar and the U.S. Supreme Court Bar.Peter was recently listed as one of the top ten Young Conservative Activists in the nation by Human Events and is a recipient of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute’s M. Stanton Evans Alumni Award and the Young Conservative Coalition’s William F. Buckley, Jr. Leadership Award. Peter chairs the Board of Visitors for The Fund for American Studies Institute on Comparative Political and Economic Systems and Institute on Economics and International Affairs, is on the Board of Directors for the Thomas More Society of America, the Board of Visitors for the Legal Studies Institute, and Fellow at the Adler-Aquinas Institute.
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Candace de Russy, Ph.D.
AAI Fellow
Dr. de Russy is a nationally recognized writer/lecturer on education. A former college professor, she was appointed to the Board of Visitors of the U.S. Air Force Academy by President George W. Bush in 2002; in 2005 she received the Air Force’s Exceptional Service Award. She was a member of the Board of Trustees of the State University of New York from 1995 to 2007. She served on the SUNY Board’s Executive Committee. Throughout a career that has had at its center a deep commitment to the improvement of education, she has led efforts to raise academic standards, strengthen general education, promote school choice, and bring accountability and efficiency to the academy. She has focused on human rights, First Amendment, political, national security, media and Catholic topics. Since 2005 Dr. de Russy has served on the Ave Maria U. Board of Regents; currently sits on the Board of the National Association of Scholars; In 2006 she received the NAS’s Memorial Award. Since 2011 she has served on the Board of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights. She is a member of the Council of the American Council of Trustees and Alumni. She serves on the advisory boards of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, the Cardinal Newman Society, the Independent Women’s Forum, and the Society of Catholic Social Scientists. She served on the advisory board of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute. She is a member of the Association of Literary Scholars and Critics and other professional societies. In 2007 she was named a Senior Fellow at the Texas Public Policy Foundation and a Contributing Editor at Family Security Matters. In 2005 Dr. de Russy became a member of the Committee on the Present Danger. In 2004 she co-founded and became Chairman of Democracy Project. Dr. de Russy was Executive Officer of the American Foundation for Resistance International. She also was a member of the Executive Committee of the National Committee on American Foreign Policy and a speaker on defense issues for the National Strategy Information Center. Dr. de Russy has been published in numerous publications. For her critique “Revolting Behavior: The Challenges of Women’s Sexual Freedom,” she was featured on 60 Minutes. She has publicly criticized the lowering of academic standards in a variety of multicultural studies, regarding which she was interviewed on The O’Reilly Factor. She has appeared on C-SPAN and has been the subject of feature articles in The New York Times and other publications. In Ms. Magazine she was described as a “woman to watch out for.” Dr. de Russy taught a seminar at the New School for Social Research on “America and Historical Decline,” and commented on education for various radio stations. Dr. de Russy holds a Ph.D. in French from Tulane, an M.A. from Middlebury’s Sorbonne-based program, and a B.A. from St. Mary’s Dominican College of New Orleans.
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James V. Schall, S.J.
AAI Fellow
James V. Schall, S.J. is an American Jesuit priest, teacher, writer, philosopher and Professor of Political Philosophy in the Department of Government at Georgetown University. MA Gonzaga U.; Ph.D. Political Philosophy, Georgetown U.; MA Sacred Theology, Santa Clara U. Fr. Schall taught at the Gregorian 1965-68; at the U. of San Francisco 1972-82. Member of the Pontifical Commission on Justice and Peace, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Fr. Schall is a monthly columnist for Crisis magazine, Gilbert magazine, The Saint Austin Review and the quarterly University Bookman and author of 32 books and editor of many more.
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Steve Schultz
AAI Fellow
Steve is an adjunct professor of history and theology with Holy Apostles College and Seminary. He also teaches high school history and literature online. He holds a BA in mathematics from the University of Portland, a MA in military history from the American Military University, and a MA in theology from Holy Apostles College and Seminary. Additionally, Steve is in the thesis stage of a MA in philosophy also from Holy Apostles College and Seminary. He is a former active duty Air Force officer and pilot. Along with teaching, Steve is a freelance author, writing on a variety of subjects with an emphasis on theology, history, and current events.
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Peter L. P. Simpson
AAI Fellow
Peter L P Simpson is Professor of Philosophy and Classics at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He has written extensively on Ancient Philosophy and Moral and Political Philosophy, as well as on the philosophy of Karol Wojtyla (Pope John Paul II). His most recent books are translations and commentaries on Aristotle’s Eudemian Ethics and Great Ethics and a work on political philosophy called Political Illiberalism, a Defense of Freedom, which presents a radical alternative to modern liberalism by appeal to the abiding wisdom of the ages. He has a website: www.aristotelophile.com
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Angelyn Spignesi Arden, Ph.D.
AAI Fellow
Angelyn received her doctorate in cognitive psychology. She did postdoctoral work in depth psychology, literature and phenomenology. She has written books and articles on the interface of these areas. Her teaching experience includes the University of Dallas which was formative in her interdisciplinary and great books approach to education. She also had a depth psychology practice of 25+ years. She is a Professor of Humanities at Holy Apostles College and Seminary. She teaches courses in literature and psychology to undergraduates and Human Formation to seminarians. She attended the Fides et Ratio seminar in 2007, was invited back in 2008, and participated in the alumni seminars in 2010 and 2011.
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Carla Mae Streeter, OP
AAI Fellow
Carla Mae is a Dominican of the Congregation of Catherine of Siena in Racine, Wisconsin. She is presently a professor (emerita) of Systematic theology and Spirituality at Aquinas Institute of Theology. She completed doctoral studies with the Canadian Jesuits at Regis College of the Toronto School of Theology in Toronto in 1986. She was co-recipient of the first Jean-Marc Laporte Scholarship Award for academic excellence, and the first woman to complete a theological doctorate at Regis College. Her specialty is the thought of the Canadian Aquinas scholar, Bernard Lonergan, as that thought provides a framework for the dialogue of theology with other disciplines, and with other religious traditions. Her experience includes eleven years of lay leadership training on the parish level, spiritual direction, and social advocacy. Carla Mae serves on the boards of ITEST, the Institute for the Theological Encounter with Science and Technology, the Living Insights Center, a gathering place for the religions of the world, the Workers Right Board of Jobs with Justice, and the Peace Economy Project, an advocacy group that urges the economic shift from excessive military spending to human and social needs.
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Robert C. Trundle, Ph.D.
AAI Fellow
Robert C. Trundle, PhD, Philosophy, the University of Colorado at Boulder, is a member of the International Science & Common Sense Association, corresponding member of the Catholic Academy of Sciences (United States) and on the Advisory Board of Sensus Communis: Annuario di Logica Alectica, Ed. by Rev. Msgr. Antonio Livi, Ph.D., Dean of Philosophy at Pontificia Università Lateranense (Rome). The Editorial Board of the Journal for The Study of Religions and Ideologies awarded Robert Trundle the 2014 International JSRI Prize in Philosophy for his invited article “America’s Religion and Religion in America,” which was published in an issue sponsored by the U.S. State Department. Also, in the special series “Philosophy and Religion” of VIBS (the Value Inquiry Book Series), Brill-Rodopi Publishers has accepted for publication Dr. Trundle’s book Integrated Truth and Existential Phenomenology: A Thomistic Response to Iconic Anti-Realists in Science. Dr. Trundle has been an invited scholarly referee for the journals Laval théologique et philosophique (Université Laval), Philosophy of Science (American Philosophy of Science Association) and Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review (Official Journal of the Canadian Philosophical Association) as well as an invited evaluator for the Canadian Government’s Killam Research Fellowship (Canada’s Council for the Arts). His areas of scholarship include the history of philosophy, the philosophy of science and metaphysics with over sixty published articles and books in those areas; leading to his invitation to speak on how natural theology is related logically to science at the Scientific Research Society of Sigma Xi by physicist Dr. Maria Falbo-Kenkel (NKU branch). He is a former faculty member at Regis College and the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, CO, and a former Outstanding Junior Professor and full Professor in the Arts & Sciences College at Northern Kentucky University.
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Fr. Pawel Tarasiewicz, PhD.
AAI Fellow
Fr. Pawel Tarasiewicz completed his MA in theology at the Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University and a PhD in Philosophy at the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland, where he is now an Assistant Professor in the Philosophy faculty. Member of the International Etienne Gilson Society, his area of interest is the philosophy of culture and civilization; philosophical personalism and philosophical anthropology Fr. Paul is on the editorial boards of the philosophical annual: “Man in Culture” (Czlowiek w Kulturze) and the multidisciplinary series: “The Future of Western Civilization” (Przyszlosc cywilizacji Zachodu), and co-organizes annual conferences on “The Future of Western Civilization”and “Etienne Gilson and Contemporary Culture.”
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James A. Warren
AAI Fellow
James was a Foreign Service officer with the U.S. Department of State for more than 20 years, during which he served in public diplomacy positions at U.S. embassies and consulates in eight countries, mostly in Asia. Following his career with the State Department he served as Executive Director of The Association for Diplomatic Study and Training (ADST) and then as Regional Director for Southeast Asia for the Institute of International Education (IIE). In 2013 he was selected to give the Dr. Peter C. Lee Memorial Lecture at San Jose State University, and spoke on “American Assistance Abroad – What Works and What Doesn’t in a Time of a Shrinking American Presence.” James is currently devoting his energies to literary and musical pursuits, and recently received the Vero Nihil Verius award from Concordia University (Portland, Oregon) for distinguished Shakespearean Scholarship.
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