Annapolis Faculty

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; Codirector 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, 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

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.

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, 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.

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, 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.

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.

Allison DeWitt

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–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; Tutor, St. John’s College, Annapolis, 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, 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.

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.

Catherine Haigney

catherine.haigney(at)sjc.edu
443-370-1656

University of Virginia: BA, 1981 (Echols Scholar) and MA in English, 1983. Lecturer in English, Vanderbilt University, 1985. PhD, English Language and Literature, University of Virginia, 1989. Tutor, St. John’s College, Annapolis, 1989–2016. Tutor Emerita.

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.

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.

Marius Kempe

marius.kempe(at)sjc.edu

BA, 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.

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.

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

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 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; 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.

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, 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.

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; MA & MPhil, Political Science, Yale University, 2016; PhD Candidate, Political Science, Yale University, 2016–present; 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, 2012–20/present; 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.

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

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; Tutor, St. John’s College, 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

jonathan.tuck(at)sjc.edu

Tutor Emeritus, St. John’s College, Annapolis

John Verdi

john.verdi(at)sjc.edu

Phone: 410-295-5547

Office: Barr-Buchanan 116

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

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.