Are more than half of the current members of your faculty practicing Catholics?
Approximately what percentage of your current faculty members are practicing Catholics?
Are members of your faculty officially informed of their responsibility for maintaining and strengthening the Catholic identity of the institution?
Are members of your teaching faculty expected, as a condition of employment, to respect Catholic teaching and comply with Catholic morality in their public actions and statements both on and off campus?
Please identify key undergraduate faculty who are noted experts in their field, have produced important publications, have leadership roles in academic associations, etc. and briefly describe such accomplishments (optional):
Fr. Joseph Fessio, S.J. Th.D., student of Pope Benedict XVI who was his doctoral director in theology while Cardinal Ratzinger. Fr. Fessio has taught theology for over 35 years and is the founder of Ignatius Press, the largest Catholic publisher in the English-speaking world. He was also founder of the St. Ignatius Institute, a Great Books-based program at the University of San Francisco. He is also one of our weekly Great Books Moderators.
Peter A. Redpath, Ph.D., Rector of the Adler-Aquinas Institute (adler-aquinasinstitute.org) taught philosophy at St. John’s University in NY for many years. He is a widely respected Thomist philosopher, author and lecturer, and Chairs the Angelicum Academy Homeschool Program and the Great Books Program (angelicum.net).
Our other online moderators include Catholic scholars and educators:
Dr. Curtis Hancock (former President of American Maritain Association: President of the Gilson Society; Prof. of Phil. and Chair of Philosophy, Rockhurst U., Lecturer in Great Books Program, “Return to the Classics”)
Dr. James Taylor (author of Poetic Knowledge: The Recovery of Education; teacher of English and American literature, Humanities, Western Civilization, and Phil. of Education)
Dr. Kent Lasnoski, B.A. (English), University of Pennsylvania; M.A. and Ph.D., Marquette University. Dr. Lasnoski is a founding board member and Associate Editor of the Catholic literary and arts journal Dappled Things, serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Moral Theology, and is the Editor of the Proceedings of the Catholic Theological Society of America. He has published a monograph on marriage and consecrated life (Vocation to Virtue: Christian Marriage as a Consecrated Life), and together with his wife designs and participates in diocesan programs of marriage preparation and formation.
Dr. Henry T. Zepeda, earned his B.A. (Great Books) from Thomas Aquinas College, CA; his M.A. and Ph.D. at the University of Oklahoma. He joins our classes online from Munchen, Germany, where he is doing postgraduate work on the History of Science, Technology and Medicine.
Patrick S.J. Carmack, JD (online educator, founder of the Angelicum Academy, the Ignatius-Angelicum Liberal Studies Program, the Great Books Academy; recipient of the International Etienne Gilson Society’s John Paul the Great Thomist Humanist Award)
Stephen Bertucci, Director of Online Classes, educator (having conducted thousands of online Great Books discussions since 2000 when he attended Dr. Adler’s last Socratic discussions groups)
Heather M. Erb, Ph.D., has taught philosophy and religious studies at a variety of universities, including Penn State, Fordham, and University of Toronto. She holds degrees in philosophy and religious Studies (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, and St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto) and a Masters and Doctorate in philosophy on the metaphysics of St. Thomas Aquinas. She has designed and taught Philosophy for Theology for Catholic Distance University, and has taught seminarians, religious, and Catholic schoolteachers in a variety of settings. Peer-reviewed publications include many chapters in Catholic University of America and Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas Aquinas (Vatican City) collections, articles in New Oxford Review and others
Additional Faculty information, clarification or description (optional):
Our faculty are the pioneers in online Great Books education, beginning in 2000 AD and remain at the forefront of online education. All of them have lectured on education and educational philosophy in the US and many in Europe, and have advanced Catholic liberal education on the internet for many years. See the complete, current list online at angelicum.net
GBP students in CA, OR, WA, ID, HI and AK are often eligible for state tuition reimbursement through the related Great Books Academy.