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Dr. F. Russell Hittinger
Emeritus Professor of Religion
University of Tulsa

After serving as William K. Warren Chair of Catholic Studies at the University of Tulsa from 1996 to 2019, F. Russell Hittinger, PhD, was named Emeritus Professor of Religion and continues as a Research Professor in the School of Law.

Dr. Hittinger received a Master of Arts and Doctorate in Philosophy from St. Louis University in 1981 and 1986, respectively, having completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Notre Dame, graduating summa cum laude in 1975. Before beginning his tenure at the University of Tulsa in 1996, Hittinger taught at Fordham University and the Catholic University of America. Dr. Hittinger has taught as a Visiting Professor at Princeton University, New York University, Providence College, the Catholic University in Ruzomberok, and Charles University in Prague. Most recently, Dr. Hittinger has served as Visiting Professor of Law at the University of Chicago Law School.

Dr. Hittinger has written and spoken extensively on Catholic social thought and has served in numerous advisory and leadership roles for Catholic academic institutes and publications, including the Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas Aquinas and the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences. Among Dr. Hittinger's published works is The First Grace: Rediscovering the Natural Law in a Post-Christian World.

Published Pieces

Mont-Saint-Michel, France

What St. Benedict Teaches the Dark Ages – His and Ours

In the midst of the evening of a civilization, St. Benedict and his monks rediscovered how to live life as an organic whole, providing a "curriculum" for those seeking to live in the light.

Dr. F. Russell Hittinger
Jan 1, 2021