BA, University of Notre Dame, summa cum laude
MA Philosophy, St. Louis University
PhD Philosophy, St. Louis University
Visiting Professor as of Spring 2020
Dr. Hittinger is Professor Emeritus of Religion at the University of Tulsa. He is a Senior Fellow at the Lumen Christi Institute at the University of Chicago and also serves there as a Visiting Scholar on the Committee on Social Thought.
In 2001 Bl. John Paul II appointed him to the Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas Aquinas, of which he became ordinarius in 2004 and, since 2006, appointed to its governing board. In 2009 Pope Benedict XVI appointed him to the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences as ordinarius. He is one of only two lay academics in the world to be appointed to two pontifical academies. In 2003, to mark the centenary of the death of Pope Leo XIII, he offered a lecture to the Ministry of Culture of the Italian Government. In December 2006, he addressed the President, Prime Minister, and Speakers of the Polish Parliament, culminating a week-long celebration of human rights and the Polish constitution.
Dr. Hittinger is currently the Dean of the DSPT College of Fellows.
Dr. Hittinger will be teaching Truth and Authority in Augustine's City of God in the Spring Semester of 2020. Read more about his course offering.
Hittinger, Francis. Toward an Adequate Anthropology: Social Aspects of Imago Dei in Catholic Theology. Ed. Thomas Albert Howard. Catholic University of America Press, 2012. Print.
Hittinger, Francis. Thomas Aquinas, Questions on Law: A Primer. 2018. Print.
Hittinger, Francis. “Evolution of the Right to Religious Liberty Since Pacem in Terris.” Journal of Law and Religion (2016): n. pag. Print.
Hittinger, Francis. “Religious Liberty and the Virtue of Religion: Another Look at Dignitatis Humanae.” (2015): n. pag. Print.
Hittinger, Francis. “Catholic Theology and Natural Law: Systematic and Dialogical Questions.” Ed. William C. Mattison and J Berkman. The Catholic University of American Press (2014): 35–46. Print.
Hittinger, Francis. “Natural Law and Public Discourse: The Legacies of Joseph Ratzinger.” Loyola University Press (2014): n. pag. Print.
Brock, Stephen. “Introduction – Prologo.” (2014): 11–13. Print.