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John J. Fitzgerald

Assistant Professor
Theology and Religious Studies
Ph.D., The Catholic University of America

Educational Background
Ph.D., The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, Moral Theology/Ethics
J.D., The University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN
A.B., Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, Philosophy

Dr. Fitzgerald’s area of specialty is ethics, with particular attention to fundamental and health care issues.  In his teaching and research, he strives to bring Catholic moral theology into dialogue with other worldviews (notably Jewish, Buddhist, and secular perspectives) and disciplines (including philosophy, psychology, and law).  His first book, The Seductiveness of Virtue: Abraham Joshua Heschel and John Paul II on Morality and Personal Fulfillment, was published by Bloomsbury T&T Clark in 2016.  He also has published articles in various journals, and St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences presented him with a Faculty Recognition Award for his research output from 2014-15.  Dr. Fitzgerald is currently on the editorial board of the Journal of Moral Theology and on the Catholic Theological Society of America’s Bioethics and Healthcare Topic Session administrative team.  He is a registered attorney in New York and New Jersey.