Annapolis Faculty

Nora Demleitner

President, Annapolis

annapolis.president(at)sjc.edu

BA, Bates College, 1989; JD, Yale Law School, 1992; LLM in international and comparative law, Georgetown University Law Center, 1994; Summer Associate, Debevoise and Plimpton, 1991; Summer Associate, Greenberg Traurig, LLP, 1992; Judicial Law Clerk, Samuel A. Alito, Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, 1992-1993; Professor of Law, St. Mary’s University School of Law, 1994-2001; Visiting Professor of Law, University of Freiburg, 1997-1999; Visiting Professor of Law, University of Michigan School of Law, 1999; Professor of Law, 2001-2012, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, 2006-2007, Interim Dean, 2007, Dean, 2008-2012, Hofstra University School of Law; Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law, 1997 & 2002; Visiting Professor of Law, Scuola Superiore di Sant’Anna, 2000 & 2005; Federal Sentencing Reporter, 1994-2015, Managing Editor 2001-2010 (University of California Press); Roy L. Steinheimer Jr. Professor of Law, Washington and Lee University School of Law, 2012-2022, Dean, 2012-2015; Visiting Professor of Law, St. Thomas University School of Law, 2002-2015; Boden Visiting Professor, Marquette Law School, 2016; Senior Fellow, Baldy Center for Law & Social Policy at SUNY Buffalo, 2017-2018; President, St. John’s College Annapolis, 2022-present.

Susan R. Paalman

Dean of the College in Annapolis

susan.paalman(at)sjc.edu

BA, Rice University, 1990; PhD, Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 1997; Tutor, St. John’s College, Annapolis, 1997–present; Assistant Dean, St. John’s College, Annapolis, 2009–13, Dean, St. John’s College, Annapolis 2023-present.

Robert Abbott

robert.abbott(at)sjc.edu

BA, St. John’s College, Annapolis, 2004; MA, 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; Assistant Dean, St. John’s College, Annapolis, 2022–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.

Edward Halley Barnet

halley.barnet(at)sjc.edu

BA, University of Alberta, 2009; Auditeur Libre, Institut d’Histoire de la Révolution française, Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, 2010-11; Master d’Histoire, Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris, 2013; PhD, Stanford University, 2021; Visiting Assistant Professor, Hamilton College, 2021-2022; Resident Fellow, Linda Hall Library, 2022; Molina Fellow in the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences, Huntington Library, 2022-23; Tutor, St. John’s College, Annapolis, 2023-Present.

Erica M. Beall

erica.beall(at)sjc.edu

BA, St. John’s College, Annapolis, 2007; MA, Psychology, University of Southern California, 2013; PhD, 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, United States Air Force, 1963–67; BA, Physics, University of Colorado, 1972; MS, Physics, University of Maryland, 1975; PhD, Physics, University of Maryland, 1979; 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.

Nicholas Bellinson

AB (History), Princeton University, 2013; DAAD Fellowship Recipient and Visiting Master’s Student (Art History), Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, 2013–2014; MA, Committee on Social Thought, University of Chicago, 2016; PhD candidate, Committee on Social Thought, University of Chicago, 2016–present; Instructor, Basic Program of Liberal Education for Adults, 2016–present; Tutor, St. John’s College, Annapolis, 2020–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; Postdoctoral 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; Lecturer, 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

jeffrey.black(at)sjc.edu

BA, Trinity College, University of Toronto, 1993; PhD, 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.

Kathleen C. Blits

kathleen.blits(at)sjc.edu

BA, Mount Holyoke College, 1968; Graduate Study, New School for Social Research, 1970–72; MS, University of Delaware, 1985, PhD, University of Delaware, 1989; 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; Associate Dean for Graduate Programs, 2023–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

BA, Brooklyn College, 1950; MA, Yale University, 1951; PhD, Yale University, 1956; 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.

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

John Patrick Coleman

BS, Physics with a Minor in Philosophy, College of William and Mary, 2012; PhD, Physics, University of Illinois, 2021; Tutor, Faith and Reason Learning Community, 2019–2021; Tutor, St. John’s College, Annapolis, 2021–present.

Michael Comenetz

michael.comenetz(at)sjc.edu

BA, Johns Hopkins University, 1965; MA, Brandeis University, 1967; PhD, Brandeis University, 1972; 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. Music, Earlham College, 1965; MA, 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, 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.

Allison DeWitt

allison.dewitt(at)sjc.edu

BA, Italian and German Literatures, New York University, 2010; MA, Italian Literature, Columbia University, 2014; PhD, Italian and Comparative Literatures, Columbia University, 2019; Literature Humanities Preceptor, Columbia University Core Curriculum, 2018–19; Tutor, St. John’s College, Annapolis, 2020–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, Philosophy, The Catholic University of America, 1978; PhD, Philosophy, The Catholic University of America, 1986; Teaching Assistant, The Catholic University of America, 1978–80; Tutor, St. John’s College, Santa Fe, 1980–84; Tutor, St. John’s College, 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.

Huw Duffy

BA, Philosophy and French, Trinity College Dublin, 2012; PhD, Philosophy, Stanford University, 2018; Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in Thinking Matters Program, Stanford University, 2018–2020; Tutor, St. John’s College, Annapolis, 2020–present.

Nathan Dugan

nathan.dugan(at)sjc.edu

BA, College of William and Mary, 1992; Earl Warren Political Theory Fellowship, 1992–94; PhD, Political Science, University of California, San Diego, 1999; Tutor, St. John’s College, Annapolis, 1999–present; Assistant Dean, St. John’s College, Annapolis, 2017–22.

Rebecca Engstrom

rgengstrom(at)sjc.edu

BMus, Violin Performance, Oberlin College and Conservatory, 1990; MMus, Violin Performance, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, 1993; MALA, St. John’s College (2020–present); Visiting Faculty, St. John’s College, Annapolis, 2023–present.

Jonathan Ettel

BA, University of Washington, 2011; PhD, Stanford University, 2021; Tutor, St. John’s College, 2023-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.

Zachary Gartenberg

BA, Philosophy and Honors Program in Humanistic Studies, Johns Hopkins University, 2011; Graduate studies, Yale University, 2012-2015; PhD, Philosophy, Johns Hopkins University; Postdoctoral Fellow, University Writing Program, Johns Hopkins University, 2022-2023; Tutor, St. John’s College, Annapolis, 2023-present.

Robert Goldberg

St. John’s College, Annapolis, 1977–79; AB in Classics and Government, Harvard College, 1981; MA, 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, Philosophy, Villanova University, 2005; PhD, Philosophy, Villanova University, 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, 1996; 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, George Washington University, 1987–89; PhD, Political Theory, George Washington University, 1989–95; Adjunct Professor, Department of Political Science, 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.

Aaron Halper

BA, Mathematics, Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities, University of Chicago, 2011; MA, Philosophy, Tulane University, 2012; PhD, Philosophy, The Catholic University of America, 2022; Tutor, St. John&rquo;s College, Annapolis, 2023-present.

Mary Elizabeth Halper

BA, Philosophy, Classics, University of Dallas, 2009; Latin & Humane Letters Teacher, Great Hearts Academies, 2009–11; MA, Philosophy, The Catholic University of America, 2013; PhD, Philosophy, The Catholic University of America, 2019; Tutor, St. John’s College, Annapolis, 2021–present.

Daniel Harrell

daniel.harrell(at)sjc.edu

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

Hannah Hintze

hannah.hintze(at)sjc.edu

BMus, Woodwind Performance, BA, Philosophy, Boston University, 1999; MA, 2006; PhD 2009, Committee on Social Thought, University of Chicago; Ennis Postdoctoral 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.

Abram Kaplan

Deep Springs College, 2005–07; AB, History and Science, Harvard College, 2010; MA, 2013, MPhil, 2014, and PhD, 2018, History, Columbia University; Contemporary Civilization Preceptor, Columbia University, 2016–17; Visiting Predoctoral Fellow, Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte, 2017–18; Junior Fellow, Harvard Society of Fellows, 2018–22; Instructor, Deep Springs College, Summer 2019; Tutor, St. John’s College 2022–present.

Khafiz Kerimov

BA, Political Science and International Relations, American University in Bulgaria, Blagoevgrad, 2014; MA, Philosophy, DePaul University, Chicago, 2016; PhD, Philosophy, DePaul University, Chicago, 2019; Tutor, St. John’s College, Annapolis, 2020—present.

Elizabeth Kirby

BA, Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Barnard College 2015; MPhil, French, New York University 2018; PhD, French, New York University 2021; Postdoctoral Language Lecturer, New York University 2021–22; Tutor, St. John’s College 2022–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; Tutor, St. John’s College, 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, St. John’s College, 2010–16.

Katherine Kretler

katie.kretler(at)sjc.edu

BA, Harvard University, 1992; PhD, Committee on Social Thought, University of Chicago, 2011; Lecturer/Instructor, Classics, the College and the Graham School of General Education, University of Chicago, 1997–2008; Lecturer, Classics and Humanities, Dartmouth College, 2008–2011; Assistant Professor (LTA), Classics and the Liberal Arts College, Concordia University, Montreal, 2011–14; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Classics, Queen’s University, 2014–16; Lecturer, Structured Liberal Education, Stanford University, 2016–2020; Classics Faculty, The Pierrepont School, 2020–21; Tutor, St. John’s College, Annapolis, 2021–present.

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, St. John’s College, 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 Graduate Programs, 2015–2023.

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; MALA, 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.

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, 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.

Joseph Macfarland

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; Codirector of NEH Summer Institute, Medieval Political Philosophy, 2014; Dean, St. John’s College, Annapolis 2016-2023.

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.

Stephanie Nelson

BA, St. John’s College, Annapolis, 1983; PhD, Committee on Social Thought, University of Chicago, 1992; Faculty, Core Curriculum, Boston University, 1995-1999; Faculty, Department of Classical Studies and the Core Curriculum, 1999-present, Visiting Tutor, St. John’s College, Annapolis, 2023-present.

Carl Page

carl.page(at)sjc.edu

BA, University of Auckland, New Zealand, 1980; MA, University of Auckland, 1982; PhD, Pennsylvania State University, 1987; Assistant Professor, 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—Madison, 1985–86; Tutor, St. John’s College, Annapolis, 1986–present; Assistant Dean, St. John’s College, Annapolis, 1993–95; Director, Graduate Institute, St. John’s College, 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, University of Chicago; Teaching Assistant in History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Science and Medicine, University of Chicago, 1985–87; Dramaturg, Assistant Director and Actor, Court Theater, 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.

Clara Picker

MagPhil, Universität Wien, Austria, 2011; MA, Social Sciences, University of Chicago, 2012; PhD, Political Science, Yale University, 2022; Tutor, St. John’s College, Annapolis, 2021–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, 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, Chemistry, University of Chicago, 1980; Danforth Fellow, 1980; Rhodes Scholar, 1980; BA, Physics and Philosophy, Oxford University, 1982; MA, History of Science, Harvard University, 1985; PhD, 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, MIT, 2011–12.

Joan Silver

joan.silver(at)sjc.edu

Phone: 443-716-4005

BA, State University of New York, College at Old Westbury, 1971; MALA, St. John’s College, Annapolis, 1976; PhD, Theology and The Arts, Graduate Theological Union, 1993; Tutor, St. John’s College, Annapolis, 1974–77; Tutor, St. Mary’s College, Integral Program, 1977–79; Tutor, 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; Tutor, St. John’s College, Annapolis, 1997–present.

Anna Sitzmann

BA, St. John’s College, Annapolis, 2011; PhD, Philosophy, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York, 2012–21; Instructor, Department of Philosophy, Stony Brook University, 2014–19; Tutor, St. John’s College, Annapolis, 2019–present.

Jeffrey Smith

jeffrey.smith(at)sjc.edu

BA, Philosophy and Political Science, Emory University, 1989; PhD, Committee on Social Thought, University of Chicago, 1997; Lecturer in the College, 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.

Rebekah Spearman

BA, University of Dallas, 2014; MA in Classics, University of Chicago, 2017; PhD in Classics, University of Chicago, 2022; Teaching Fellow in Classics and Humanities, University of Chicago, 2022-2023; Tutor, St. John’s College, Annapolis, 2023-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, St. John’s Review and Tutor, St. John’s College, 1983–present.

Eric Stoltzfus

BA, Music, Goshen College, 1981; MA, Musicology, 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 Postdoctoral 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

BA, Loyola College; MA, Harvard; Diplome, Universite de Paris; PhD, Harvard; JD, Yale; Teacher, Cambridge Free School; Tutor, St. John’s College, Santa Fe and Annapolis. Federal Executive Institute, Visiting Faculty; Senior Advisor, Aspen Institute; Coordinator, AIDS Task Force, Corporate Council on Africa; Moderator, Weidenfeld Scholars, Oxford; Visiting Faculty, Indiana University, Doctor of Public Health Program. Teacher of the Year 2020, Association of Graduate Liberal Studies Programs.

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

jonathan.tuck(at)sjc.edu

Tutor Emeritus, St. John’s College, Annapolis

Samuel R. Webb

samuel.webb(at)sjc.edu

BA, Philosophy and French, Tufts University, Boston, 2010; MA, History of Philosophy, Sorbonne Université, Paris, 2014; PhD, Philosophy, Sorbonne Université, Paris, 2021; Tutor, St. John’s College, Annapolis, 2022–present.

Cordell D. K. Yee

cordell.yee(at)sjc.edu

Phone: 410-263-2371

BA, English, Pomona College, 1977; MJ, Journalism, University of California, Berkeley, 1980; MA, Chinese, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 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.

Stella Zhu

stella.zhu(at)sjc.edu

BA, St. John’s College, Annapolis, 2016; PhD, Philosophy, University of Notre Dame, 2022; Managing Editor, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, 2022; Tutor, St. John’s College, Annapolis, 2022–present.