Fellows [click on name for photo]

To further the purposes of the Adler-Aquinas Institute (“AAI”), international scholars and education reform advocates are being invited to join the Academic Fellowship of the Institute to contribute their scholarship and practical efforts to advance the Institute goals and help develop and spread the intellectual culture of the Institute. [Fellows are listed in alphabetical order below, after the first five officers]

  • 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 […]

  • 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; […]

  • 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 […]

  • Prof. Piotr Jaroszynski PhD, 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 […]

  • 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”). […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Imelda Chlodna, PhD, 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Richard J. Fafara, PhD, 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Desmond J. FitzGerald, PhD, 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Thaddeus J. Kozinski, Ph.D., AAI

    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, […]

  • 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 […]

  • Herbert I. London, PhD., AAI Fellow

    Herbert I. London is President Emeritus of Hudson Institute. He served as the Institute’s President from December 1997 to March 2011. He is professor emeritus and the Professor of Humanities at New York University. London was responsible for creating the Gallatin School of Individualized Study in 1972 and was its dean until 1992. This school […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Michael B. Mangini, J.D., AAI Fellow

    Dr. Mangini earned his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law and served in the United States Army Judge Advocate General Corps. He is currently pursuing an MA in Philosophy degree through Southern Evangelical Seminary, Matthews, NC. He worked in foreign missions in 2006 and 2007 in Tectitan, Guatemala and was awarded the WMCC 2003 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Christopher S. Morrissey

    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 […]

  • Fr. Brian Mullady, O.P., STD

    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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • James V. Schall, S.J., AAI Fellow J

    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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Robert C. Trundle, PhD, 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Max Weismann, AAI Fellow

    Max is an American philosopher and President/Director and co-founder with Dr. Mortimer J. Adler of the Center for the Study of The Great Ideas, Chairman of the Great Books Academy and Classical Homeschooling, published a popular book entitled How to Think About The Great Ideas: From the Great Books of Western Civilization How to Prove […]