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Dr. Rollen Houser Professor Bishop Nold Chair in Graduate Philosophy
Philosophy Department
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Dr. Rollen Edward Houser is the Bishop Wendelin J. Nold Chair in Graduate Philosophy. His research areas include Medieval and Islamic philosophy, metaphysics, and virtue theory. He can speak on philosophy, capital punishment, the death penalty, morality, homosexuality and the Church, Plato, Islam, metaphysics and Medieval ways of life. He can also address contemporary social and political issues, from the conservative point of view.

Areas of Expertise
Philosophy, Morality, Metaphysics, Medieval History, Mysticism, Islam, Qur’an, homosexuality and the Church, Capital Punishment


  • Doctor of Philosophy - Philosophy (PHD) - University of Toronto (1981)
  • Licentiate - Medieval Studiesa - Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies (1977)
  • Master of Arts - Medieval Studies - University of Toronto (1973)
  • Bachelor of Arts - Philosophy (BA) - University of Texas at Austin (1968)

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