J. Brian Benestad, Ph.D.

J. Brian Benestad, Ph.D. is Professor of Theology and Director of the Catholic Studies Program at the University of Scranton.  He received his Ph.D. from Boston College, and an STL from the Gregorian University in Rome.  Professor Benestad is an expert on Catholic Social Doctrine, and testified before the House Labor Relations Committee General Assembly of Pennsylvania on the topic of unions in Catholic social doctrine.  He is the author of many articles and several books, among them Church, State, and Society: An Introduction to Catholic Social Doctrine.