Meet the Alumni
Meet the Alumni
Alumni:


Sr. Anne Francis Le, OP

Dissertation: Nudus Sequens?: St. Thomas Aquinas on Poverty and Christian Perfection, 2014

Currently: Instructor, St. Mark’s College and Corpus Christi College, Vancouver CA

Scott Sullivan

Dissertation: Nihil Est Sine Ratione: A Defense of the Principle of Sufficient Reason, 2014

Currently: Owner and Chief Instructor, Bam Bam Martial Arts; Owner of Classical Theist Productions

Jordan Olver

Dissertation: Bonum Nostrum: Eudaimonism and Love of Others for Their Own Sake According to Thomas Aquinas, 2014

Currently: Philosophy Instructor, St. Thomas More College, University of Saskatchewan

Joseph Hattrup

Dissertation: Form and Predicability in Aristotle's Categories and the Middle Books of the Metaphysics, 2013

Currently: Tutor, Thomas Aquinas College, CA

David Arias

Dissertation: Rediscovering Nature: An Exposition and Defense of the Thomistic Reasoning to Substantional Form and First Matter per Viam Motus, 2012

Currently: Tutor, Thomas Aquinas College, CA

Domenic D’Ettore

Dissertation: Early Thomists on Demonstration through Analogous Terms, 2012

Currently: Visiting Professor of Philosophy, Marian University, Indianapolis, IN

Samuel Condic

Dissertation: Hominization and Human Life: Toward a More Integrated Understanding of Human Development, 2009

Currently: Assistant Professor of Philosophy, University of Mary, Bismarck, ND

Anthony Crifasi

Dissertation: The Philosophical Significance of Cartesian Sensory Physiology, 2009

Currently: Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Benedictine College, Atchison, KS

Andrea Messineo

Dissertation: Incommensurability in MacIntyre and Popper, 2008

Currently: Marriage and Family Therapist; Member of American Philosophical Practitioners Association

Ben Smith

Dissertation: Thomas Aquinas on Politics and the Common Good, 2008

Currently: Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Aquinas College, Nashville, TN

Steve Striby

Dissertation: Against the Principles of Nominalism, 2007

Currently: Visiting Professor of Philosophy, University of St. Thomas, Houston TX

Mark Barker

Dissertation: The Cognitive Power: Objects and Terminology, 2007

Currently: Professor of Philosophy, Notre Dame Seminary, New Orleans, LA

Jinnam Yi

Dissertation: Divine Command Theory and Natural Law Ethics in St. Thomas Aquinas: Reply to the Euthyphro Question, 2004

Currently: Donduk Women’s University, South Korea

Keith Bower

Dissertation: The Roots of Mathematics: An Informal Foundationalist Approach, 2001

Currently: Project Management Consultant in oil and gas industry

Thomas McLaughlin

Dissertation: The Aristotelian Definition of Motion and the Principal of Intertia, 2001

Currently: Associate Professor, Pre-Theology Faculty, St. John Vianney Theological Seminary

Joseph Magee, II

Dissertation: Unmixing the Intellect: Aristotle on Cognitive Powers and Bodily Organs, 1999

Currently: Director of the Catholic Student Center, Lecturer in Philosophy, Sam Houston State University

Edward Lyons

Dissertation: Models of Intentional Action, Freedom and the Possibility of Moral Responsibility, 1998

Currently: Associate Professor of Law, Oklahoma City University School of Law

Robert Bunting

Dissertation: Universals and Laws of Nature, 1998

Currently: IT Infrastructure Manager, Dona Ana County, Las Cruces, NM

Kevin Rickert

Dissertation: The Starting Point of the Fifth Way, 1997

Currently: Assistant Professor of Philosophy, St. Mary’s College of Minnesota

Sherra Theissen

Dissertation: A Dialectical Analysis of the Intrasubjective Relationship Between the Intellect and the Will in Hannah Arendt and Thomas Aquinas, 1997

Currently: Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy, St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, TX

Austen Rockcastle

Dissertation: St. Thomas Aquinas on the Nature and Morality of Lying, 1993

Currently: Tutor, Chesterton Academy, a private, independent high school

Jean William Rioux

Dissertation: Aristotle, Aquinas and the Foundations of Arithmetic, 1990

Currently: Professor and Chair of the Philosophy Department, Benedictine College

Gregory Coulter

Dissertation: Mind and Body in St. Thomas Aquinas: Some Problems with Aquinas’ Notion That the Intellectual Principle Both Subsists and is a Substantial Form, 1989

Currently: Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN

Sr. Terese Auer, OSF

Dissertation: The Apparent Antinomy of Diving Causality and Human Free Choice, 1989

Currently: Chair, Bioethics Department, Pope John Paul the Great, Dumphries, VA

R. Mary Hayden Lemmons

Dissertation: The Apparent Antinomy of Diving Causality and Human Free Choice, 1988

Currently: Associate Professor of Philosophy and Catholic Studies, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN

Karen Zedlick

Dissertation: Contemplation, First Among Equals, 1993

Currently: Tutor, Thomas Aquinas College

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