John Hittinger, Ph.D.

John Hittinger is Professor of Philosophy at the University of St. Thomas, Houston, and he is a member of the Center for Thomistic Studies.  He holds degrees from the University of Notre Dame, the University of Dallas, and the Catholic University of America.  He previously served on the philosophy faculty at Benedictine College, The College of St. Francis, the U.S. Air Force Academy, Ave Maria University, and Sacred Heart Major Seminary of Detroit.  Dr. Hittinger has published articles and presented papers on a variety of topics including John Locke, Jacques Maritain, military ethics, liberal education, political philosophy, and the thought of John Paul II.  He is the author of Reassessing the Liberal State: Reading Maritain’s Man and the State, and a collection of essays entitled Liberty, Wisdom and Grace: Thomism and Modern Democratic Theory.  In 2008, Dr. Hittinger founded the Pope John Paul II Forum for the Church in the Modern World.