Anthony Cannatella

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Anthony Cannatella is an adjunct Assistant Professor of Theology and Religious Studies. His fields of expertise include Thomistic Moral Theology, Virtue Ethics, Sacramental Theology, and Canon Law.

Cannatella is a 2014 graduate from St. John’s University, double-majoring in Philosophy and Theology. At graduation, St. John’s College awarded Cannatella the Gold Key in Theology and The Rev. Patrick Primeaux, S.M. Prize for best theological essay.  Likewise, Theta Alpha Kappa inducted Cannatella into their chapter at St. John’s.  

After earning a B.A. in Theology and Philosophy, Cannatella attended the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception at the Dominican House of Studies, in Washington D.C. from which he received his M.A. in Theology. There, he focused on Thomistic theology, and wrote his thesis on the morality of espionage and clandestine intelligence gathering, through the lens of Aquinas’ Just War Theory.

Currently, Cannatella is working on a Licentiate in Canon Law at the Catholic University of America, with an anticipated graduation of August 2024. This ecclesiastical degree enables Cannatella to practice canon law in the Roman Catholic Church. He is currently writing his Licentiate thesis in the area of Penal Law. Cannatella is reading proficient in Latin, French and Biblical Greek. He is an active member of the Canon Law Society of America.

Cannatella joined the Theology and Religious Studies faculty, serving in both St. John’s College and the Collins College of Professional Studies, as an adjunct assistant professor in the Spring of 2021. During his tenure, he has taught the following courses: THE1000C, THE140, THE1045, THE2205. He is also the Chairperson of Theology at St. Mary’s College Preparatory High School in Manhasset, New York.