The DSPT College of Fellows announces the induction of Dr. Scott Roniger
Post edited on 2/6/24 due to changes in the individuals being inducted.
It is with great pleasure that The DSPT welcomes Dr. Scott J Roniger as the newest member of the College of Fellows. Dr. Scott J. Roniger is a distinguished intellectual within his field, and is particularly well-suited to assist the College in its mission to facilitate the academic and spiritual formation of the DSPT community. This point shines true when one contextualizes his induction with this year’s theme for the Convocation–The Church in the Modern World…and in These Times.
To induct Professor Roniger is to welcome one of the world’s leading intellectuals who leads the Christian life well by finding joy in the truth. That is, of course, how St. Augustine defined happiness: joy in the truth. Because his life and faith are in Christ, who as the Son of the Father and the Word made Flesh is the Truth, he can be both humble and confident in his loving search for truth, wherever it may be found.
The Church today needs men like Professor Roniger because of his joy in the Truth. Whether it be through writing and editing impressive compendiums on Husserlian phenomenology, natural law, and Catholic social teaching, teaching undergraduates and graduates the Catholic intellectual tradition maybe for the first time, or raising his beautiful family, this outstanding individual embodies what DSPT strives to form in each of our students.
We here at the DSPT sincerely look forward to having Dr. Scott Roniger join our community of scholars in February 2024.
Dr. Scott J. Roniger is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, where he directs the Lonergan Center for Catholic Faith and Culture and currently holds the Fr. Robert H. Taylor, SJ Chair in Philosophy.
He earned a Baccalaureate in Sacred Theology (STB), summa cum laude, and a Master of Sacred Theology, magna cum laude, from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome. He then earned a Master of Arts in Philosophy from the University of Chicago and a Licentiate in Philosophy (Ph.L.), summa cum laude, from the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome. He earned his doctorate in philosophy, with distinction, from The Catholic University of America under the direction of Msgr. Robert Sokolowski.
He serves as a Faculty Fellow at the Lumen Christi Institute and the Institute for Human Ecology. He has published scholarly articles on metaphysics, Catholic social teaching and natural law, phenomenology, ethics and political philosophy, and philosophy and literature. He is currently editing four collections of essays: a major book by Russell Hittinger on natural law and Catholic social teaching, for which he co-authored a chapter, a Festschrift for Russell Hittinger, a three-volume collection of essays on phenomenology by Robert Sokolowski, and a collection on truth and the intellectual life. He specializes in phenomenology and Thomism, especially as they shed light on the issue of truth, and Catholic social teaching and natural law theory.