Annapolis Faculty

Panayiotis (Peter) Kanelos

President, Annapolis

pkanelos(at)sjc.edu

BA, Northwestern University 1991; MA, Boston University 1995; PhD, Committee on Social Thought, University of Chicago 2002; Fellow in the Humanities, Stanford University, 2002–03; University of San Diego: Assistant Professor, 2003–09, Associate Professor, 2009; Founding Director, Lindsay J. Cropper Center for Creative Writing, University of San Diego, 2004–08; Associate Professor, Loyola University Chicago 2009–13; Founding Director, Interdisciplinary Shakespeare Studies Program, Loyola University Chicago, 2012–13; Dean and Associate Professor, Christ College, the Honors College of Valparaiso University, 2013–17; President, St. John’s College, Annapolis, 2017–present.

Joseph MacFarland

Dean of the College in Annapolis

joseph.macfarland(at)sjc.edu

BA, St. John’s College, Annapolis, 1987; Fulbright Fellow, visiting the Department of Medieval History, University of Bologna, 1993–94; PhD, Committee on Social Thought, University of Chicago, 1996; Program Coordinator for Fundamentals: Issues and Texts, University of Chicago, 1994–97; Tutor, St. John’s College, Annapolis 1998–present; Co-director of NEH Summer Institute, Medieval Political Philosophy, 2014; Dean, St. John’s College, Annapolis, 2016–present.

Robert Abbott

robert.abbott(at)sjc.edu

BA, St. John’s College, Annapolis, 2004; MA, the Department of Germanic Studies, University of Chicago, 2010; Joint PhD, the Committee on Social Thought and the Department of Germanic Studies, University of Chicago, 2015; Tutor, St. John’s College, Annapolis, 2013–present.

Deborah S. Axelrod

deborah.axelrod(at)sjc.edu

BA, St. John’s College, Annapolis, 1968; MA, Johns Hopkins University, 1971; MS, Georgetown University, 1974; Tutor, St. John’s College, Annapolis 1974–present.

Jonathan N. Badger

jonathan.badger(at)sjc.edu

BS, University of South Carolina 1987; MA, North Carolina State University 1991; Earhart Fellow 1995; PhD, Fordham University 1996; Olin Fellow 2000–01; Tutor, St. John’s College, Annapolis 1996–present.

Charles Barbera

charles.barbera(at)sjc.edu

Alternative Service, 1970–72; BA Wesleyan University, 1974; PhD in Musicology, University of North Carolina, 1980; Grants and Fellowships: American Council of Learned Societies, Institute for the Advancement of Scholarship in the Liberal Arts; Jesse H. Jones Faculty Research; Mellon Interdisciplinary Studies; National Endowment for the Humanities, Newberry Library; Tutor, St. John’s College, Annapolis 1990–present; Society of St. Vincent de Paul 1993–present: President, Annapolis Conference 1997–2003, 2016–17; District Council President, Anne Arundel County 2004–10.

Erica M. Beall

erica.beall(at)sjc.edu

B.A. St. John’s College, Annapolis, 2007; M.A. Psychology, University of Southern California, 2013; Ph.D. Psychology, University of Southern California, 2015. Tutor, St. John’s College, Annapolis 2015–present.

James Howard Beall

jim.beall(at)sjc.edu

Phone: 410-263-2371 ext. 6915; Direct: 410-295-6915; Fax: 410-626-0789

Active duty, US Air Force, 1963–67; BA, Physics, University of Colorado, 1972; MS, Physics, 1975, & PhD, Physics, 1979, University of Maryland; Astrophysicist, Laboratory for Astronomy & Solar Physics, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland, 1975–78; Congressional Science Fellow, United States Congress Office of Technology Assessment, United States Congress, Washington, DC, 1978–79; Project Scientist, BKD, Arlington, Virginia, 1979–81; National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council/ Naval Research Laboratory Resident Research Associate, EO Hulburt Center for Space Research, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC, 1981–83; Senior Consultant, EO Hulburt Center for Space Research, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC, 1983–present; Tutor, St. John’s College, Annapolis, 1982–present; Member of the Science and Engineering Advisory Board, High Frontier, Arlington, Virginia, 1991–present.

Sarah B. Benson

sarah.benson(at)sjc.edu

BA, Philosophy, Pennsylvania State University, 1991; MA, Comparative Literature, University of Texas at Austin, 1994; MA, History of Art, Cornell University, 1997; PhD, History of Art, Cornell University, 2001; Post-doctoral Intern, J. Paul Getty Center, Los Angeles, 2001–02; Visiting Researcher, Faculty of Architecture, Chiang Mai University, Thailand, 2003–04; Visiting Assistant Professor, History of Art, Cornell University, 2004–05; Lecture, Department of Art and Archeology, Princeton University, 2005–06;Visiting Fellow, Southeast Asia Program, Cornell University, 2006–07; Tutor, St. John’s College, Annapolis, 2011–present.

Jeff J.S. Black

black(at)sjc.edu

B.A. Hons, Trinity College, University of Toronto, 1993; Ph.D., Boston College, 2005; Teaching Fellow, Boston College, 1998–1999; Tutor, St. John’s College, Annapolis, 1999–present; Associate Dean for the Graduate Program, Annapolis, 2011–15; Resident Fellow in Civil-Military Relations, Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership, United States Naval Academy, 2015–16; Distinguished Visiting Professor of Political Science, United States Air Force Academy, 2018–present.

Michael Blaustein

BA, St. John’s College, Annapolis, 1974; PhD, Harvard University, 1984; Tutor, St. John’s College, Annapolis 1984–present.

Kathleen C. Blits

kathleen.blits(at)sjc.edu

BA, Mount Holyoke College, 1968; Graduate Study, New School for Social Research, 1970–72; MS, 1985, PhD, 1989, University of Delaware; Tutor, St. John’s College, Annapolis, 1990–present.

Brendan Boyle

brendan.boyle(at)sjc.edu

BA, Classics, Princeton University, 1999; MPhil, Classics, Cambridge University, 2000; PhD, Classics, University of Chicago, 2007; Assistant Professor of Classics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2007–12; Tutor, St. John’s College, 2013–present.

William T. Braithwaite

BA, Virginia Military Institute, 1961; JD, Washington & Lee University, 1964; Associate, Boodell, Sears et al., 1971–73; Captain, U.S. Army, 1968–70; Associate and Partner, Mayer, Brown & Platt, Chicago, 1973–80; Associate Professor of Law, Loyola University, Chicago, 1980–95; Tutor, St. John’s College, Annapolis, 1995–present.

Eva Brann

Phone: 410-268-0445

BA, Brooklyn College, 1950; MA, 1951, PhD 1956, Yale University; Fellow of the American Numismatic Society, Summer, 1952; Fellow of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, 1952–53; Member of the staff of the American Agora Excavations at Athens as Sibley Fellow of Phi Beta Kappa; Instructor in Archeology, Stanford University, 1956–57; Member, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, 1958–59; Member, U.S. Advisory Commission for International Education and Cultural Affairs, 1975–77; Tutor, St. John’s College, Annapolis, 1957–present, Addison E. Mullikin Tutorship, 1971–present; Fellow, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 1976–77; Arnold Visiting Professor, Whitman College, 1978–79; Visiting Scholar in Honors Education, University of Delaware, 1984–86; Fellow of the National Endowment for the Humanities, 1987–88; Member, Maryland Advisory Committee of the United States Commission on Civil Rights, 1988–96; Dean, St. John’s College, Annapolis, 1990–97; Doctor of Humane Letters, Whitman College, 1995; Doctor of Letters, Middlebury College, 1999; Wilbur Cross Medal of the Yale Graduate School Alumni Association, 2006; Honorary Doctorate, Iona College, 2006; Distinguished Alumna Award, Brooklyn College, 2007; Russell Kirk Paideia Prize, 2014.

Chester Burke

BA, St. John’s College, Annapolis 1974; Master of Music, University of Michigan, 1979; Tutor, St. John’s College, Annapolis, 1984–present.

Nicholas Capozzoli

BS, Manhattan College, 1964; MD, New York University, 1968; MA, St. John’s College Graduate Institute, 1981; Neurological Residency Training, Mt. Sinai Hospital, 1973; Board Certification from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 1976; Member, American Academy of Neurology, Anne Arundel County Medical Society; Attending Neurologist, Anne Arundel Medical Center, 1974–present; Attending Neurologist/Assistant Professor of Neurology, Johns Hopkins Hospital, 1976–present; Chairman, Professional Advisory Committee of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 1986–94; Medical Director of the Hospice Program, Anne Arundel Medical Center, 1980–87; Tutor, St. John’s College, 1985–2018; Chairman, Medical Ethics Committee, Anne Arundel Medical Center, 1985–94.

Matthew Caswell

matthew.caswell(at)sjc.edu

BA, St. John’s College, Annapolis, 1996; PhD, Philosophy, Boston University, 2003; DAAD Fellow, Philipps-Universität, Marburg, 2002–03; Instructor, Department of Philosophy, Boston University, 2003–05; Tutor, St. John’s College, Annapolis, 2005–present.

Rahul Chaudhri

rahul.chaudhri(at)sjc.edu

BA, Oberlin College, Philosophy, 2007; PhD, Stanford University, Philosophy, 2013; Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in Thinking Matters Program, Stanford University, 2013–16; Tutor, St. John’s College, Annapolis, 2016–present.

Christopher Cohoon

christopher.cohoon(at)sjc.edu

B.A., Philosophy and Mathematics, Mount Allison University, Canada, 2002; M.A., Liberal Arts, St. John’s College, Santa Fe, 2004; M.A., Philosophy, Stony Brook University, 2009; Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) of Canada Doctoral Fellow, 2007–10; Chercheur Invité, Université Paris-Sorbonne, Paris IV, 2009–10; Ph.D., Philosophy, Stony Brook University, 2016; Faculty Fellow in the Humanities, University of King’s College, Dalhousie University, Canada, 2013–16; Senior Faculty Fellow in the Humanities and Associate Director, Foundation Year Program, University of King’s College, Dalhousie University, Canada, 2016–19; Tutor, St. John’s College, Annapolis, 2019–present.

Michael Comenetz

michael.comenetz(at)sjc.edu

BA, The Johns Hopkins University, 1965; MA, 1967, PhD, 1972, Brandeis University; Assistant Professor of Mathematics, University of Kansas, 1972–75; Tutor, St. John’s College, Annapolis, 1975–present.

Steven F. Crockett

steven.crockett(at)sjc.edu

Phone: 301-503-8696

BA in Music, Earlham College, 1965; MA in Humanities, University of Chicago, 1967; graduate study in the Committee on the History of Culture, University of Chicago, 1967–70; JD, Yale Law School, 1983; Woodrow Wilson Fellow, 1965–66; Tutor, St. John’s College, Annapolis, 1970–77; Tutor, St. John’s College Graduate Institute, Santa Fe, Summers 1976–77 and 1979–81; Instructor in Mathematics, George School, 1977–78; Instructor, General Program of Liberal Studies, University of Notre Dame, 1978–80; Visiting Instructor, Yale University (Saybrook College), Fall, 1981; Legal Adviser, Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Panel, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 1983–85; Attorney, 1985–90; Senior Attorney, 1990–2000; Chief of Staff to Commissioners, 1990–94 and 1998–2000, and Special Counsel for Litigation, Legislation, and Special Projects, 2000–11; U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission; Visiting Tutor, St. John’s College, Annapolis, 2011–present.

W. Thomas Crouse

tom.crouse(at)sjc.edu

Phone: 410-626-2541

BA, University of Maryland, 1973; MA in Philosophy, University of Maryland, 1975; Doctoral Studies in Philosophy, Admission to Candidacy, University of Maryland, 1977; MALA St. John’s College Graduate Institute, 2002; Instructor in Philosophy, University of Maryland, Baltimore, 1977; Associate Faculty (Philosophy/Medical Ethics), College of Notre Dame, 2007–10; Tutor, St. John’s College, Annapolis, 2008–present.

Radoslav Datchev

radoslav.datchev(at)sjc.edu

Degree in Philosophy, University of Sofia, 1982; Assistant Professor of Philosophy, University of Sofia, 1982–83; Tutor, St. John’s College, Annapolis,1992–present.

Michael G. Dink

michael.dink(at)sjc.edu

Phone: 410-295-5542

Harvard University, 1970–72; BA, St. John’s College, Annapolis, 1975; MA, 1978, PhD, 1986, Philosophy, The Catholic University of America; Teaching Assistant, The Catholic University of America, 1978–80; Tutor, St. John’s College, Santa Fe, 1980–84, Annapolis, 1984–present. Director, Graduate Institute in Liberal Education, Annapolis, 1998–2001; Dean, 2005–10.

Robert Druecker

robert.druecker(at)sjc.edu

Phone: 410-295-6909

BS, Marquette University, 1966; Woodrow Wilson Fellow, 1966–67; Teaching Assistant, Department of Mathematics, Boston University, 1972–76; MA, Boston University, 1974; Fulbright and American Scandinavian Foundation Fellow, Norway, 1976; MA, Counseling, Loyola College, 1996; Tutor, St. John’s College, Annapolis, 1977–present; Counselor and Therapist, 1996–2002.

Nathan Dugan

nathan.dugan(at)sjc.edu

BA, College of William and Mary, 1992; Earl Warren Political Theory Fellowship, 1992–94; PhD in Political Science, University of California, San Diego, 1999; Tutor, St. John’s College, Annapolis, 1999–present; Assistant Dean, St. John’s College, Annapolis, 2017–present.

Karin Ekholm

BA, St. John’s College, Annapolis, 2000; PhD, History and Philosophy of Science, Indiana University, Bloomington, 2010; Research and Teaching Associate in History of Medicine at the University of Cambridge, 2010–2012; St. John’s Tutor, 2014–present.

Harvey Flaumenhaft

harvey.flaumenhaft(at)sjc.edu

Office Phone: 410-295-6914

BA, 1960, MA, 1962, PhD, 1980, University of Chicago; Woodrow Wilson Fellow, Harvard University, 1960–61; National Aeronautics and Space Administration Fellow, 1963–65; Lecturer in Political Science, Roosevelt University, 1965; Lecturer in Liberal Arts, University of Chicago, 1965–66; Instructor in Government, Wheaton College (Massachusetts), 1966–68; Tutor, St. John’s College, Annapolis, 1968–present; Fellow, Institute for Sino-Soviet Studies, George Washington University, 1981; MIT/Harvard Workshop on Nuclear Weapons and Arms Control, Summer 1983; National Endowment for the Humanities Constitutional Fellow, 1984–85; NEH Planning Grant, 1986–87; NEH Interpretive Research Grant, 1987–89; Visiting Professor, Department of Educational Studies, University of Delaware, 1989; Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation Grant, 1992–94; Dean, St. John’s College, Annapolis, 1997–2005.

Gregory Freeman

gregory.freeman(at)sjc.edu

BA, Mathematics and Music, Brown University; MA, Musicology, University of California, Berkeley; MA, Philosophy, University of Chicago; PhD, Committee on Social Thought, University of Chicago; Tutor, St. John’s College, Annapolis, 2012–present.

Robert Goldberg

St. John’s College, Annapolis, 1977–79; AB in Classics and Government, Harvard College, 1981; MA in Political Economy, 1983, PhD in Political Science, 1990, University of Toronto; Lecturer in Political Science, University of Toronto, 1989–90; Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science, Kenyon College, 1990–95; John M. Olin Faculty Fellow in History and Political Theory, Kenyon College, 1994–95; Tutor, St. John’s College, Annapolis, 1995–present.

Rebecca Goldner

rebecca.goldner(at)sjc.edu

AB Bowdoin College, 1996; Post-Baccalaureate Program in Classical Studies, University of Pennsylvania, 1998; MA Graduate Institute in Liberal Education, St. John’s College, Annapolis, 2002; MA in Philosophy Villanova University, 2005; PhD in Philosophy 2013. Visiting Professor, Villanova Center for Liberal Education 2013–14; Tutor, St. John’s College, Annapolis, 2014–present.

Michael W. Grenke

BA, University of Chicago, 1988; PhD, Boston College, 1994; Lecturer,University of New Hampshire, 1993; Postdoctoral fellow, Boston College, 1993–94, 96; Visiting Assistant Professor in Political Science, Michigan State University, 1995; Tutor, St. John’s College, Annapolis, 1997–present.

Lijun Gu

BA, History, Beijing University, China, 1980–84; Researcher, The Institute of International Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, China, 1984–87; MA, International Affairs, The George Washington University, 1987–89; PhD, Political Theory, The George Washington University, 1989–95; Adjunct Professor, Department of Political Science, The George Washington University, 1995; Tutor, St. John’s College, Annapolis, 1996–present.

Ron Haflidson

ronald.haflidson(at)sjc.edu

BA, Classics and Early Modern Studies, University of Kings College/Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 2004; MA, Religious Studies, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, 2007; Teaching Fellow, Foundation Year Programme, University of King’s College, 2007–2010; Principal’s Doctoral Fellowship, University of Edinburgh, 2010–13; PhD, Christian Theology, University of Edinburgh, 2014; Senior Fellow and Assistant Director, Foundation Year Programme, University of King’s College, 2013–15; Tutor, St. John’s College, Annapolis, 2015–present.

Catherine R. Haigney

catherine.haigney(at)sjc.edu

BA, 1981, MA, 1983, PhD in English Language and Literature, 1989, University of Virginia; Echols Scholar, Phelan Fellowship, Governor’s Fellowship, University of Virginia; Lecturer in English, Vanderbilt University, 1985–87; Adjunct Faculty, Goucher College, 1987–88; Tutor, St. John’s College, Annapolis, 1989–present.

Daniel Harrell

daniel.harrell(at)sjc.edu

BA, Vanderbilt University, 1989; PhD, Emory University, 1997; Tutor, St. John’s College, Annapolis, 1998–present.

Katherine Heines

katherine.heines(at)sjc.edu

BA, St. John’s College, Santa Fe, 1982; MA, 1986; PhD, 1997, The Catholic University of America; Lecturer, The Catholic University of America, 1987–88; Instructor, Marquette University, 1988–89; Tutor, St. John’s College, Annapolis, 1995–present; Assistant Dean, St. John’s College, Annapolis, 2013–17.

Henry Higuera

henry.higuera(at)sjc.edu

BA, Cornell University, 1974; MA, University of Toronto, 1976; PhD, University of Toronto, 1983; Instructor in Political Science, Dickinson College, 1981–82; Tutor, St. John’s College, Annapolis, 1982–2018; Member, National Council on the Humanities of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), 1990–97; (Chair, Public Programs Committee, 1994–95)

Marilyn Douville Higuera

marilyn.higuera(at)sjc.edu

BS, University of Michigan, 1975; MS, University of Michigan, 1977; Associate Mathematician, 1977–79, The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory; Tutor, St. John’s College, Annapolis, 1979–2017; Director of the Graduate Institute in Liberal Education, Annapolis, 2008–11.

Hannah Hintze

hannah.hintze(at)sjc.edu

BMus, Woodwind Performance, BA, Philosophy, Boston University, 1999; MA, 2006; PhD 2009, The Committee on Social Thought, University of Chicago; Ennis Post-doctoral Teaching Fellow, Villanova University, 2010–11; Tutor, St. John’s College, Annapolis, 2011–present.

Zena Hitz

zena.hitz(at)sjc.edu

BA, St. John’s College, Annapolis, 1995; MPhil, Classics, Cambridge University, 1996; PhD Philosophy, Princeton University, 2005; Assistant Professor, Auburn University, 2005–06; Assistant Professor, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 2006–12; Fellow, Center for Hellenic Studies, 2008–09; Visiting Fellow, James Madison Program, Princeton University, 2010–11; Visiting Research Professor, Center for Ethics and Culture, University of Notre Dame, Spring 2018; NEH Summer Stipend, 2018.
Tutor, St. John’s College, Annapolis, 2015–present.

Matthew Holtzman

matthew.holtzman(at)sjc.edu

BA, St. John’s College, 2000; MSc., Philosophy, University of Edinburgh, 2003; PhD, Philosophy, Johns Hopkins University, 2010; Dean’s Teaching Fellow, Johns Hopkins, 2008; Instructor, Expository Writing Program, Johns Hopkins University, 2009–10; Visiting Assistant Professor, Washington College, 2011–13; Tutor, St. John’s College, Annapolis, 2013–present.

Peter Kalkavage

peter.kalkavage(at)sjc.edu

BA, 1973, MA, 1976, PhD, 1983, Pennsylvania State University; Instructor in Philosophy and the Humanities, Pennsylvania State University, 1976–77; Tutor, St. John’s College, Annapolis, 1977–present.

Marius Kempe

marius.kempe(at)sjc.edu

BA with Honors, Music, University of Oxford, 2009; MPhil, Human Evolution, University of Cambridge, 2010; PhD Anthropology, University of Durham, 2014; Tutor, St. John’s College, Annapolis, 2015–present.

Margaret Kirby

BA, University of King’s College, 1977; MA, Department of Classics, Dalhousie University, 1979; Commonwealth Scholar, Hertford College, Oxford University, 1980–82; M.Litt., Faculty of Modern Languages, Oxford University, 1982; Gasthörer, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität, Heidelberg, 1982; Junior Fellow, Massey College, University of Toronto, 1983–85; PhD, Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, University of Toronto, 1988; Fellow and Tutor, University of King’s College, 1987–89; Tutor, St. John’s College, Santa Fe, 1990–96, Annapolis, 1997–present.

Pamela Kraus

pamela.kraus(at)sjc.edu

MA, 1973; PhD, 1980, The Catholic University of America; NDEA Fellow, 1968–70; Woodrow Wilson Fellow, 1973–74; Lecturer, The Catholic University of America, 1975–80; Assistant Professor of Philosophy, The Catholic University of America, 1980–85; American Fellowships Program Panel, American Association of University Women, 1985; NEH Fellowship, 1989–90; Tutor, St. John’s College, 1985–present; Editor, The St. John’s Review, 1994–2010; Dean 2010–16.

Anita L. Kronsberg

anita.kronsberg(at)sjc.edu

Phone: 410-626-2512

BA, St. John’s College, 1980; Tutor, St. John’s College, 1984–present; MA History and Philosophy of Science, University of Maryland, 1997; Assistant Dean, 1994–95; 1998–2002; 2006–09.

Emily H. Brooker Langston

emily.langston(at)sjc.edu

Phone: 410-263-2371

BA, Emory University, 1987; MA, University of Chicago, 1988; Jacob K. Javitz Fellow, 1989–93; Certificate in Jewish Studies, The Oxford Centre for Postgraduate Hebrew Studies, St. Cross College, Oxford University, 1993; PhD, Emory University, 2003; Tutor, St. John’s College, Annapolis, 1995–present; Associate Dean for the Graduate Program, 2015–present.

Brendon Lasell

brendon.lasell(at)sjc.edu

BS, California Institute of Technology, 1990; MS, 1991, PhD 1994, University of Chicago; Lecturer in Mathematics, University of Chicago, 1992–93; Member, Institute for Advanced Study, 1994–95; Instructor in Mathematics, Princeton University, 1995–97; Tutor, St. John’s College, Santa Fe, 1997–2008; Annapolis, 2006–present.

Leah Lasell

leah.lasell(at)sjc.edu

BA, Mathematics, University of Chicago, 2000; Mathematics Teacher, St. Paul’s School, New Hampshire, 2000–02, 2012–13; MA, St. John’s College, Santa Fe, 2004; PhD, Philosophy, University of Texas, Austin, 2010; Tutor, St. John’s College, Annapolis 2013–present.

Christine Lee

christine.lee(at)sjc.edu

BA, BS, Southern Methodist University, 2003; MA, 2006, PhD, 2009, Political Science, Duke University; National Science Foundation Fellow, 2004–07; Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Bristol, 2010–13; Tutor, St. John’s College, Annapolis, 2013–present.

William Jon Lenkowski

jon.lenkowski(at)sjc.edu

BA, Marquette University, 1965; MA in Philosophy, The New School for Social Research, 1970; Doctoral Studies in Philosophy, The New School for Social Research, Columbia, University of Freiburg; Instructor of Philosophy, Rutgers University, 1968–76; Visiting Lecturer, Philosophy of Science, New York Institute of Technology, 1976–77; Lecturer, ancient Greek philosophy, New School for Social Research, 1977–79; Tutor, St. John’s College, Annapolis, 1979–present.

Matthew S. Linck

matthew.linck(at)sjc.edu

BFA, Painting, Syracuse University, 1992; PhD, Philosophy, The New School for Social Research, 2004; Teaching Fellow, Eugene Lang College 2002–04; Adjunct Professor, Steinhardt School of Education, New York University, Fall 2004; Adjunct Professor, Purchase College, SUNY, 2004–06; Adjunct Professor, Long Island University, 2007; Adjunct Professor, New School for General Studies, 2006–08; Tutor, St. John’s College, Annapolis, 2008–present.

Patricia M. Locke

patricia.locke(at)sjc.edu

BA, Gonzaga University, 1977; MA, PhD in Philosophy, Boston College, 1984; Tutor, St. John’s College, Annapolis, 1984–present. American Association of University Women Fellowship, 2006–07; Marchutz School of Art, 2008–09, 2016; Board of Directors, International Merleau-Ponty Circle, 2009–present.

Paul W. Ludwig

paul.ludwig(at)sjc.edu

BA, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, 1987; MA, Oxford University, 1995; MA, University of Chicago, 1995; PhD, University of Chicago, 1997; Lecturer in the College, University of Chicago, 1996; Tutor, St. John’s College, Annapolis, 1997–present.

Thomas May

tom.may(at)sjc.edu

BA, Loyola College, 1971; MA, Fordham University, 1975; Assistant Professor, Loyola College, 1974–79; Visiting Lecturer, Goucher College, 1976–78; Tutor, St. John’s College, Annapolis, 1979–2018; Director, Graduate Institute in Liberal Education, Annapolis, 1986–89, 1995–98.

Christopher B. Nelson

christopher.nelson(at)sjc.edu

Tutor and President Emeritus

BA, St. John’s College, Santa Fe, 1970, St. John’s College, Annapolis, 1966–69; JD, University of Utah College of Law, 1973; Associate, 1973–78 and Partner, 1979, Schiff Hardin & Waite, Chicago; Co-Founder and Principal, 1979–91 and President, 1987–91, Kovar Nelson Brittain Sledz & Morris, Chicago; Instructor in Management Labor Law and Supervisory Relations, 1981–87, Aurora University Management Center, Illinois; President, St. John’s College, 1991–2017; Past Chair, National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities; Past Chair, Annapolis Group (nation’s liberal arts colleges); Past Chair, AFS-USA Inter-cultural Exchange Program; Past Chair, Shimer College Board of Trustees; Past Chair, Maryland Independent Colleges and Universities Association; Past Director, Council of Independent Colleges; Past Treasurer, Historic Annapolis Foundation. Tutor, St. John’s College, 1991–present.

Susan R. Paalman

susan.paalman(at)sjc.edu

BA, Rice University, 1990; PhD in Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 1997; Tutor, St. John’s College, Annapolis, 1997–present; Assistant Dean, 2009–13.

Carl Page

carl.page(at)sjc.edu

BA, University of Auckland, New Zealand, 1980; MA (Hons), University of Auckland, 1982; PhD, Pennsylvania State University, 1987; Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Emory University, 1987–94; Tutor, St. John’s College, Annapolis, 1994–present.

William Pastille

william.pastille(at)sjc.edu

Phone: 410-626-2893

BA, Music, Brown University, 1976; MA, Musicology, Cornell University, 1979; PhD, Musicology, Cornell University, 1985; Visiting Faculty, School of Music, University of Wisconsin at Madison, 1985–86; Tutor, St. John’s College of Annapolis, 1986–present; Assistant Dean, St. John’s College of Annapolis, 1993–95; Director, Graduate Institute, St. John’s College of Annapolis, 2001–03; Editor, The St. John’s Review, 2007–present; Editor and content creator, President’s Initiative for College Visibility, 2010–2015; NEH Chair in Ancient Thought, 2018–2020.

Louis Petrich

louis.petrich(at)sjc.edu

Phone: 410-315-9753

BA, English, Northwestern University, 1982; MA, 1986, PhD Candidate, 1986–90, Committee on Social Thought, The University of Chicago; Teaching Assistant in History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Science and Medicine, The University of Chicago, 1985–87; Dramaturg, Assistant Director and Actor, Court Theater, The University of Chicago, 1985–89; Fulbright Scholar, Alexandru I. Cuza University, Iasi, Romania, 1990–91; United States Peace Corp Volunteer, Masaryk University, Brno, Czechoslovakia, 1992–93; Reader and Stage Crew, Folger Shakespeare Library and Theater, Washington, DC, 1993–95; Civic Education Project Fellow, Prešov University, Slovakia, 1995–97; CEP Fellow, Alexandru I. Cuza University, Iasi, Romania, 1997–99; CEP Fellow, American University of Kyrgyzstan, 1999–2000; Fulbright Scholar, Kyrgyz State National University and American University of Kyrgyzstan, 2000–02; Principal Founder, American Studies Resources and Training Center, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, 2001–02; Associate Professor, American University of Iraq, Sulaimani, 2010–11; Tutor, St. John’s College, 2002–present.

Greg Recco

greg.recco(at)sjc.edu

BA, State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1994; PhD, Philosophy, Pennsylvania State University, 2002; Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Skidmore College, 2003–07; Tutor, St. John’s College, Annapolis, 2007–present.

Andrew Romiti

andrew.romiti(at)sjc.edu

BA, St. John’s College, Annapolis, 2007; Post-Baccalaureate Course in Classics, Georgetown University, 2007–08; MA, Philosophy, The Catholic University of America, 2011; PhD, Philosophy, The Catholic University of America, 2016; Tutor, St. John’s College, 2016–present.

George A. Russell

george.russell(at)sjc.edu

Phone: 410-295-6914; Fax: 410-616-0784

BA, St. Francis College; MA, The Catholic University of America; PhD, The Catholic University of America. Dean of Students, St. Patrick’s Academy, 1981–86; Chairman, History and Government Department, Hamden Hall, 1986–91; Adjunct Lecturer, Albertus Magnus, 1986–91; Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Xavier University, 1991–95; Tutor, St. John’s College, Annapolis, 1995–present.

Eric Salem

BA, St. John’s College, 1977; MA, University of Dallas, 1979; University of Heidelberg, 1980–81; PhD, University of Dallas, 1990; Fulbright Fellow, 1980–81; Assistant Professor, Whitney Young College, Kentucky State University, 1983–90; Tutor, St. John’s College, Annapolis, 1990–present.

Adam Schulman

adam.schulman(at)sjc.edu

Phone: 410-295-5548

BA in Chemistry, University of Chicago, 1980; Danforth Fellow 1980; Rhodes Scholar, 1980; BA in Physics and Philosophy, Oxford University, 1982; MA in History of Science, Harvard University, 1985; PhD in History of Science, Harvard University, 1989; Tutor, St. John’s College, Annapolis, 1989–present; Senior Research Consultant, The President’s Council on Bioethics, 2003–09; Faculty Member, Hertog Political Studies Program, 2011; Visiting Professor, M.I.T., 2011–12.

Judith Seeger

judith.seeger(at)sjc.edu

BA, Harvard University, 1966; Cornell University, 1967–68; MA in Romance Languages and Literatures, 1970, PhD, 1982, University of Chicago; Visiting Assistant Professor, Part-time, Indiana University Department of Spanish and Portuguese, 1984–88; Research Associate of the Folklore Institute, Indiana University, 1984–89; Visiting Assistant Professor, Part-time, University of Maryland at College Park Department of Spanish and Portuguese, 1990; Tutor, St. John’s College, Annapolis, 1989–2017; Assistant Dean, St. John’s College, Annapolis, 2002–06; Tutor, St. John’s College, Santa Fe, 2007–08.

Joan Silver

joan.silver(at)sjc.edu

Phone: 443-716-4005

BA, State University of New York, College at Old Westbury, 1971; MA, St. John’s College, Annapolis, 1976; PhD, Graduate Theological Union, in Theology and The Arts, 1993; Tutor, St. John’s College, Annapolis, 1974–77; Tutor, St. Mary’s College, Integral Program, 1977–79; Tutor, The Graduate Institute in Liberal Education, St. John’s College, Santa Fe, Summer 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988; Tutor, St. John’s College, Santa Fe, 1989–96; Annapolis, 1997–present.

Mark Sinnett

BS, Mathematics, Texas Christian University, 1976; MA, 1978, Doctoral Study in Mathematics, 1979–81, The University of Texas at Austin; Lecturer in Mathematics, Concordia Lutheran College, 1978–79; UG Marshall Fellow in Mathematics, 1981–83, Lecturer in Mathematics, 1983–84, Kansas University; B.D. (Hons.), Theology, St. Andrews University, 1988; Richard M. Weaver Fellow, 1984–85; Lecturer in Mathematics, San Jacinto College, 1988–89; PhD, Systematic Theology, Cambridge University, 1993; Minister of Word and Sacrament, Presbyterian Church (USA), 1993–present; Minister, First Presbyterian Church, Stephenville, Texas, 1993–98; Visiting Scholar, St. John’s College, Cambridge, Summer, 1997; Senior Minister, Clemmons Presbyterian Church, Clemmons, North Carolina, 1998–2000; Tutor, St. John’s College, Annapolis, 2000–present.

Jeffrey Smith

jeffrey.smith(at)sjc.edu

BA, Philosophy and Political Science, Emory University, 1989; PhD, Committee on Social Thought, The University of Chicago, 1997; Lecturer in the College, The University of Chicago, 1994–97; Visiting Assistant Professor, Political Science, Colgate University, 1998–99; Assistant Professor, Philosophy, Carthage College, 1999–2001; Tutor, St. John’s College, 2001–present.

Walter Sterling

BA, St. John’s College, 1965; MA, Pennsylvania State University, 1966; Instructor, Pennsylvania State University 1966–68; PhD Candidate, The Catholic University of America, 1970–74; Editor of St. John’s Review and Tutor, St. John’s College 1983–present.

Sarah Stickney

sarah.stickney(at)sjc.edu

BA, St. John’s College, 2004; Marchutz School of Art, Aix-en-Provence, France 2004–06; M.F.A., Poetry, University of New Hampshire, 2010; Fulbright Scholar, Bologna, Italy, 2010–11; Instructor, Johns Hopkins SAIS Center, Bologna, Italy, 2011–12; Tutor, St. John’s College, Annapolis 2013–present; Visiting Professor, Deep Springs College 2018–19.

Eric Stoltzfus

BA, Music, Goshen College, 1981; MA, Musicology, and MS, Library Science, The Catholic University of America, 1991: Music Librarian, St. John’s College, Annapolis, 1991–present; Tutor, St. John’s College, Annapolis, 1996–present.

Jason Tipton

jason.tipton(at)sjc.edu

BA, University of California, San Diego, 1993; MA Tulane University, 1999; MS Tulane University, 2001; PhD Tulane University, 2002. Fulbright Scholar, Greece, 2000–01; Associate Member, American School of Classical Studies, Athens, 2000–01; Tutor, St. John’s College, 2002–present.

John Tomarchio

john.tomarchio(at)sjc.edu

BA, Columbia College, Columbia University, 1984; MA, 1993, PhD, 1996; Lecturer, School of Philosophy, Catholic University of America, 1996; National Fulbright Research Fellow, Rome, 1994–95; National Endowment for the Humanities Post-Doctoral Fellow, Core Curriculum Program, Boston University, 1996–98; Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, Villanova University, 1998–2001; Tutor, St. John’s College, Annapolis, 2001–present.

David Lee Townsend

david.townsend(at)sjc.edu

ASN, Jesuit Honor Society 1967–present; BA Loyola College, 1969; Fellow, Harvard, 1969–74; MA Harvard, 1970; Teacher, Cambridge Free School, 1970–72; Diplome, Universite de Paris, 1973; PhD Harvard, 1976; JD Yale Law School, 1981; Tutor, St. John’s College Santa Fe 1974–84, Annapolis 1984–present; Federal Executive Institute, Visiting Faculty 1999–present; Senior Advisor for Seminars, Aspen Institute 2000–present; Coordinator, AIDS Task Force, Corporate Council on Africa 2001–02; Moderator, Weidenfeld Scholars Program, Oxford University 2008–present.

Fawn Trigg

BA, St. John’s College, Annapolis, 1988; PhD candidate at the University of Chicago, Committee on Social Thought, 2004–present; Faculty, Indiana University Northwest; The School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Tutor, St. John’s College, Annapolis, 2006–present.

Jonathan Tuck

Tutor Emeritus, St. John’s College, Annapolis

jonathan.tuck(at)sjc.edu

John Verdi

john.verdi(at)sjc.edu

Phone: 410-295-5547

Office: Barr-Buchanan 116

BS, Psychology, Fordham University, 1972; MA, 1974, PhD, Philosophy, 1975, University of Southern California; MA, Cognitive Psychology, University of California, San Diego, 1978; Tutor, St. John’s College, Santa Fe, 1975–85; Annapolis, 1985–present; Assistant Dean, 1988–91; Director, Graduate Institute in Liberal Education, 1992–95; N.E.H. Chair in Modern Thought, 1997–99.

John F. White

BA, St. John’s College, Annapolis, 1965; MA, The New School for Social Research, 1970; Alvin Johnson Fellow, 1970–71; Tutor, St. John’s College, Annapolis, 1971–2018.

Cordell D. K. Yee

cordell.yee(at)sjc.edu

Phone: 410-263-2371

BA, English, Pomona College, 1977; M.J. Journalism, University of California, Berkeley, 1980; MA, Chinese, 1981, PhD, English, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1989; Associate Researcher, History of Cartography Project, Department of Geography, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1988–89; Tutor, St. John’s College, Annapolis, 1989–present; Visiting Assistant Scientist, History of Cartography Project, Department of Geography, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Summers of 1990 and 1991.

Howard Zeiderman

howard.zeiderman(at)sjc.edu

Dartmouth College, 1962–63; BA, St. John’s College, Annapolis, 1967; MA, Princeton University, 1972; Princeton National Fellow, 1972; Tutor, St. John’s College, Santa Fe, 1973–77, Annapolis, 1978–present.