The Catholic University of America

Human Ecology: Integrating 125 Years of Catholic Social Doctrine

Presented by The Napa Institute and The Catholic University of America School of Business and Economics

March 16 – 18, 2016

Michael Novak 
Distinguished Visiting Professor
Ave Maria University


Michael Novak is currently distinguished visiting professor at Ave Maria University in Florida, after thirty-two years in the chair in religion and public policy at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, DC. He was the 1994 recipient of the Templeton Prize, bestowed on him in Buckingham Palace, and was on three occasions U.S. ambassador under Ronald Reagan.

Novak has written numerous influential books on economics, philosophy, and theology. His masterpiece, THE SPIRIT OF DEMOCRATIC CAPITALISM, was republished underground in Poland in 1984, and in Czechoslovakia, Germany, Hungary, Bangladesh, Korea, China, and many times in Latin America. For his work, he has received many international awards.