President: Thomas Cavanaugh, University of San Francisco
Professor Cavanaugh regularly teaches medical ethics, a medieval honors seminar (Boethius, Dante and Chaucer), and a first-year seminar entitled What is Wisdom? (for which he received a 2015 NEH grant). His most recent project concerns the Hippocratic Oath, which founds medicine as an exclusively therapeutic practice that especially excludes deliberately injuring patients. Oxford University Press published his book entitled, Hippocrates’ Oath and Asclepius’ Snake: The Birth of the Medical Profession. In this work, Cavanaugh articulates the philosophical, cultural, and anthropological bases for an ethic internal to medicine as a solely therapeutic practice, excluding salient wounds such as deliberately killing one’s patient, even at that patient’s request. He elaborates upon the connections between medical promising, professionalism, autonomy, and professional conscientious objection. E-mail / University Page

Vice-President: Joe Vukov, Loyola University Chicago
Joe Vukov is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Loyola University Chicago. His research explores questions at the intersection of ethics, neuroscience, and the philosophy of mind. In 2019, he received the Provost’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, and with Dr. Michael Burns (Loyola-Biology) runs Loyola’s Science and Religion Discussion Group.  E-mail / Personal Page / University Page

Secretary-Treasurer: Naomi Fisher, Loyola University Chicago
Naomi Fisher is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Loyola University Chicago. She holds a PhD in philosophy from the University of Notre Dame and an M.S. in physics from UC Davis. Her work focuses on the philosophy of nature and freedom in Kant and post-Kantian German Idealism, and she is particularly interested in purposes in nature and their relevance to human freedom and morality. Most recently, she has been working on the reception of Plato and Neoplatonism in German Idealism. She is a cofounder and organizer of the Hank Center Working Group on the Catholic Intellectual Tradition at Loyola Chicago. E-mail / Personal Page / University Page

Executive Committee Member: Lorraine Juliano Keller, St. Joseph’s University
Lorraine Juliano Keller is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, where she teaches courses that focus on the interaction between faith and reason, as well as courses at the intersection of philosophy and linguistics. Lorraine‘s research examines the nature of propositions and their role in language and logic. She has also worked on other topics in the philosophy of language. Most recently, she has been working on the topic of divine ineffability. Lorraine received her Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame in 2012. E-mail / Personal Page / University Page

Executive Committee Member: Fr. John Peck, S.J., St. Louis University
Fr. John W. Peck, SJ is a Jesuit priest of the USA East Province. After completing his PhD at the University of Notre Dame (dissertation: Powered Up: Substantial Unity and Upward Determination), he joined the Philosophy Department at Saint Louis University in August of 2021. His research interests lie in metaphysics (esp. the metaphysics of material objects). In addition, he works in ancient philosophy (esp. Aristotle), medieval philosophy (esp. Aquinas), and in the philosophy of religion. E-mail /  University Page

Executive Committee Member: Christopher Kaczor, Loyola Marymount University
Dr. Christopher Kaczor (rhymes with razor) is Professor of Philosophy at Loyola Marymount University. A graduate of Boston College, his books include Jordan Peterson, God, and Christianity: The Search for a Meaningful Life, Disputes in Bioethics, Thomas Aquinas on the Cardinal Virtues,  Abortion Rights: For and Against, 365 Days to Deeper Faith,  The Gospel of Happiness, The Seven Big Myths about Marriage,  A Defense of Dignity,  The Seven Big Myths about the Catholic Church, The Ethics of Abortion, O Rare Ralph McInerny: Stories and Reflections on a Legendary Notre Dame Professor, Life Issues-Medical Choices;Thomas Aquinas on Faith, Hope, and Love; The Edge of Life, and Proportionalism and the Natural Law Tradition. E-mail / Personal Page / University Page

Past President: David McPherson, Creighton University
David McPherson is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Creighton University. His main areas of research are in ethics (esp. virtue ethics), political philosophy, meaning in life, and philosophy of religion. He is the author of The Virtues of Limits (Oxford University Press, 2022) and Virtue and Meaning: A Neo-Aristotelian Perspective (Cambridge University Press, 2020), as well as the editor of Spirituality and the Good Life: Philosophical Approaches (Cambridge University Press, 2017). He is currently working on his third book monograph, Spiritual Alienation and the Quest for God, which articulates, explores, and responds to the problem of spiritual alienation, which he argues is a perennial feature of the human condition but is also exacerbated within the conditions of modernity.  E-mailPersonal Page / University Page

Advisor: Joseph J. Godfrey, S.J., Saint Joseph’s University
Joseph J. Godfrey is Professor of Philosophy and holder of the Joseph Hogan S.J. Chair in Philosophy. He has taught Philosophy of Religion, Atheism, Logic, and Ethics. His publications include: Trust of People, Words, and God: A Route for Philosophy of Religion (Notre Dame, 2012); A Philosophy of Human Hope (Martinus Nijhjoff, 1987); and articles on trust and hope. E-mail / University Page