TAN Courses Professors
William C. Mattison III, Ph.D.
Dr. Mattison completed his doctoral studies at the University of Notre Dame. He has taught at Notre Dame, Mount St. Mary’s University, and Catholic University of America. He returned to Notre Dame in 2016 with a joint appointment as Wilsey Family Associate Professor in the Department of Theology as well as Senior Advisor for Theological…Read More
Laura Garcia, Ph.D.
Laura Garcia is a member of the Department of Philosophy at Boston College. She received her doctorate from the University of Notre Dame and taught at Rutgers University, Georgetown University, University of St. Thomas (St. Paul), Catholic University, Calvin College, and University of Notre Dame. Dr. Garcia is widely published on topics in Philosophy of Religion and Ethics,…Read More
Bradley Birzer, Ph.D.
Bradley J. Birzer, Ph.D. is Russell Amos Kirk Chair in American Studies and Professor of History, Hillsdale College. Author of several biographies, he is the co-founder and editor at large, The Imaginative Conservative. He and his wife (also Dr. Birzer) have seven children and divide their time between Michigan and Colorado.Read More
Benjamin Wiker, Ph.D.
Benjamin Wiker obtained his Ph.D. in theological ethics from Vanderbilt University, then went on to teach at a variety of institutions, including Marquette University, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, Thomas Aquinas College, and the Franciscan University of Steubenville…Read More
Dr. Thomas J. Craughwell
Professor Thomas J. Craughwell is author of more than two dozen published works. Among them are his highly acclaimed Saints Behaving Badly (Doubleday, 2006) and Saints Preserved: An Encyclopedia of Relics (Image, 2011). Professor Craughwell’s book, Stealing Lincoln’s Body (Harvard University Press, 2007), has been adapted into a History Channel documentary…Read More
Rev. Fr. Alfred McBride, O. Praem.
Rev. Fr. Alfred McBride, O. Praem., held a diploma in catechetics from Lumen Vitae, Brussels, and a doctorate in religious education from the Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. He has written many books, including a six-book series on the Bible, four books on the new Catechism of the Catholic Church and The Story of…Read More
Paul V. Nikansen, Ph. D.
Paul Niskanen is a professor of theology at the University of St. Thomas. He specializes in the study of the Old Testament, with a particular interest in late prophetic and apocalyptic texts from the Second-Temple Period. He has published a monograph, two commentaries, and several articles on the books of Isaiah and Daniel. Another area of interest is…Read More
Gregory T. Doolan, Ph.D.
Gregory T. Doolan received his B.A. in political theory from Georgetown University in 1993 and his Ph.D. in philosophy from The Catholic University of America in 2003. He taught philosophy at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C. from 2004–05 and joined the faculty of the School of Philosophy at the Catholic University of America in 2005. Dr. Doolan’s research interest is…Read More
Scott Gaylord, J.D., Ph.D.
Professor Scott Gaylord holds a Doctorate in Philosophy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a summa cum laude graduate of Notre Dame Law School. He currently teaches as Associate Professor of Law at Elon University School of Law. He has written several articles and opinion pieces on recent legislation in the United States, including most recently a paper defending the “Right to Know” acts proposed across the country which would require a mother to view an ultrasound before receiving an abortion.Read More
John Cuddeback, Ph.D.
John Cuddeback, Ph.D., is a professor of philosophy at Christendom College, where he has taught since 1997. He lectures widely on topics including virtue, fatherhood, friendship, and the household. He has published articles in Nova et Vetera, Quaestiones Disputatae, and other academic journals, along with a number of book chapters. In his blog Life-Craft.org, he applies ancient wisdom to life today.Read More