Professor of Political Science
Ph.D. 1995, McGill University
Specializations: Nietzsche, Charles Taylor, Feminist Political Thought, Liberal Political Thought, the Internet and Politics
McMahon-Hank Professor of Philosophy
Ph.D. 1973, Yale University
Specializations: Kant, Fichte, Hegel, Husserl.
Associate Professor of Theology, Dept. Chair
Ph.D. University of Chicago Divinity School, 1993
Specializations: German political theology; Latin American liberation theology; Christian spirituality; theology and science
Associate Professor of Theology
Ph.D. 1999, University of Virginia
Specializations: systematic and philosophical theology, with a particular interest in German philosophy and theology from the eighteenth century to the present; chiefly the eighteenth-century Lutheran author, Johann Georg Hamann, and the twentieth-century Jesuit theologian Erich Przywara.
Laura Dassow Walls
Willliam P. and Hazel B. White Professor of English
Ph.D., Indiana University
Specializations: American Transcendentalism; Literature and Science
Assistant Professor of History
Ph.D. 2009, University of Chicago
Specializations: History of the Habsburg Empire, Central European History, German history before 1871, Political and Constitutional History.
Lauren Faulkner Rossi
Assistant Professor of History
Ph.D., Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
Specialization: Modern Europe, Religious
Mary E. Frandsen
Associate Professor of Music
Ph.D. 1997, Eastman School of Music (University of Rochester)
Chair, American Heinrich Schütz Society.
Specializations: Music of the 17th Century; musical life at the court of Dresden; musical patronage; development of musical genres; sacred music and devotional life.
Andrew C. Gould
Associate Professor of Government
Ph.D. 1992, University of California at Berkeley
Specializations: Political Development, Political Economy, Liberalism.
Brad S. Gregory
Dorothy G. Griffin Professor of Early Modern European History
Ph.D. 1996, Princeton University
Specializations: Early Modern Europe; Intellectual; Religious
Don A. Howard
Professor of Philosophy
Ph.D. 1979, Boston University
Specializations: Einstein, History of Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Physics.
Robert A. Krieg
Professor of Theology
Ph.D. 1976, University of Notre Dame
Specializations: Catholicism in German culture, Romano Guardini, Karl Rahner, Catholic theologians in the Third Reich, Karl Adam, Hans Küng, Walter Kasper.
Robert L. Kusmer
Associate Librarian; Cataloger, German/Humanities, Theodore M. Hesburgh Library.
Ph.D. 1983, Northwestern University; M.L.S. 1988, Kent State University
Specializations: Original cataloging and classification of German/humanities monographs, German bibliography, Enlightenment through mid-twentieth century German literature, Intellectual history and German literature, Nietzsche, German language instruction.
A. James McAdams
Professor and Chair, Government and International Studies.
Ph.D. 1983, University of California, Berkeley
Specializations: Modern European politics, German politics, comparative politics, theories of transitional justice.
Associate Professor of Christian Ethics, Department of Theology
Ph.D. 1989, University of Chicago
Specializations: Relation of religion and morality in modern and postmodern thought (specifically Kant's Religion and the Conflict of the Faculties, and the ways in which subsequent efforts of theologians, Christian and Jewish, and philosophers to address the question of how religion and morality repeat Kant's formulations), ethics of the human alteration of nature as it occurs in environmental interventions and in biotechnology (involves the critiques of technology carried out by Weber, Heidegger, Jonas, and the Frankfurt School, and the postmodern criticisms of those critiques).
G. Felicitas Munzel
Associate Professor, Program of Liberal Studies
Ph.D. 1990, Emory University
Specializations: Kant, moral philosophy, history of philosophy.
Thomas F. X. Noble
Professor of History
Specializations: Medieval; Mediterranean; Religious
Huisking Associate Professor of Theology
Ph.D. 1989, Yale University
Specializations: Modern Christian Thought (both Protestant and Catholic), theological and philosophical hermeneutics, intersections of theology and continental philosophy (including postmodern thought), religion and literature, German Idealism, and Romanticism.
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Ph.D. 1996, Columbia University
Specializations: Kant, Hegel, Frankfurt School, aesthetics, social & political philosophy Edited Book: The Cambridge Companion to Critical Theory. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2003.
John Van Engen
Andrew V. Tackes Professor of Medieval History
Specializations: Cultural and Religious;Twelfth-Century Reform and Society; Late Medieval Religious Movements; Women Writers; Monasticism; Canon Law; Christianization
The Packey J. Dee Professor of Political Science
Ph.D., Princeton University
Specializations: Political theory, Hannah Arendt
Stephen H. Watson
Professor of Philosophy
Ph.D. 1980, Duquesne
Specializations: Contemporary continental thought (phenomenology and existentialism, hermeneutics, French structuralism, critical theory); 19th-century philosophy (including Kant and German Idealism).
Professor of Music
Ph.D. 1975, Harvard University
Specializations: the Lieder of Franz Schubert, Hugo Wolf, and Gustav Mahler; German opera; 19th-century poetry and folksong.