FEATURE-COLUMNS-FacultyExcellence
Faculty Excellence

Excellence in teaching is at the heart of our mission at the University of St. Thomas.

Each year, the University of St. Thomas honors outstanding faculty who exemplify extraordinary dedication and excellence in the areas of teaching, scholarship, and service with the Saint Thomas Aquinas Excellence in Teaching Award, the Saint Edith Stein Excellence in Research Award, the Joseph M. McFadden Excellence in Service Award, and the Teach Online Awards to Spur Transformation (TOAST).

We proudly recognize and celebrate our faculty’s achievements!

learn more about the Faculty Excellence

Dr. John Hittinger Dr. John Hittinger Director, Saint John Paul II Institute and Professor
Philosophy
713/525-2155

View CV

Dr. John Hittinger is a professor of philosophy and has published four books. Hittinger founded the Pope John Paul II Forum for the Church in the Modern World in 2009. He has published articles and presented papers on a variety of topics including John Locke, Jacques Maritain, military ethics, liberal education, political philosophy and the thought of John Paul II. He can speak on John Paul II, philosophy of war and peace, and issues in political philosophy.

Areas of Expertise
Philosophy, Pope John Paul II, Political Philosophy, Military Ethics

Degrees

  • Doctor of Philosophy - Philosophy (PHD) - The Catholic University of America (1986)
  • Master of Arts - Philosophy (MA) - The Catholic University of America (1978)
  • Bachelor of Arts - Philosophy (BA) - University of Notre Dame (1974)