The Catholic University of America

Liberty and Solidarity: Living the Vocation to Business

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

September 24 – 26, 2014

Francis Russell Hittinger, Ph.D.
William K. Warren Professor of Catholic Studies Research Professor of Law
Department of Philosophy and Religion
The University of Tulsa

AbelaF. Russell Hittinger is Warren Chair of Catholic Studies at the University of Tulsa.

His research focuses on the intersection of philosophy, religion, and law. Hittinger is on the governing council of the Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas Aquinas.

He has published more than 100 articles and reviews in addition to several books, among them Thomas Aquinas and the Rule of Law and The First Grace: Rediscovering the Natural Law in a Post-Christian World.

Education and Degrees Earned

  • B.A., University of Notre Dame, summa cum laude (1975).
  • M.A., Philosophy, St. Louis University (1981).
  • Ph.D., Philosophy, St. Louis University (1986).

Previous Teaching Experience

  • Robert J. Randall Distinguished Visiting Professor in Christian Culture, Providence College (2007-08).
  • Senior Research Fellow, Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture. University of Notre Dame. Academic Year 2000-2001.
  • Visiting Professor. Università Regina Apostolorum. Roma. Spring 2001; fall, 2004; fall 2006.
  • Visiting Professor. Faculty of Philosophy, Catholic University of Ruzomberok, Slovak Republic, spring 2005.
  • Associate Professor. School of Philosophy, The Catholic University of America, 1991-1996).
  • Adjunct Faculty, Columbus School of Law, The Catholic University of America.
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, full-time, Dept. of Politics, Princeton University (Academic year 1989-1990).
  • Assistant Professor, Dept. of Philosophy, Fordham University (Fall 1987 — Spring 1991).
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, part-time, Dept. of Politics, Princeton University (Spring 1988, Fall-Spring 1990-1991).
  • Visiting Professor, part-time, Medieval and Renaissance Studies, New York University (Fall 1990).

Previous Relevant Work Experience

  • Pontificia Academia Sancti Thomae Aquinatis. Città Del Vaticano – elected a member ordinarius 2005. Elected to the consilium of the Academy 2006.
  • Planning Committee: Colloquium on Philosophy and the Catholic Intellectual Tradition. Lumen Christi Institute and Institut Catholique. Paris, France (June 2006 and subsequent years)
  • Director of Ethics. Warren Medical Research Center, Tulsa, OK (2004 — ).
  • Advisory Board, Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture (2000 — ).
  • Advisory Board, The Review of Politics (2008-2011).
  • Member of the Alonzo MacDonald Project, at Emory College of Law. A five year project funded by the MacDonald family. The group will write, edit, and publish twenty-five monographs on Christian jurisprudence. (2005 – ).
  • Editorial Board, American Journal of Jurisprudence (1989 — ).
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