About John O'Callaghan
A member of the Notre Dame faculty since 2003, O’Callaghan graduated from St. Norbert College in 1984 and earned a master’s degree in mathematics from Notre Dame in 1986. He worked as an engineer in Boston for two years before returning to Notre Dame, where he earned a doctoral degree in philosophy in 1996. Before joining the Notre Dame faculty, he taught philosophy at Creighton University and the University of Portland. In 2006, he was appointed director of the Jacques Maritain Center, succeeding Notre Dame philosopher Ralph McInerny. In 2010, Pope Benedict XVI appointed O'Callaghan as a permanent member of the Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas Aquinas, which promotes the study of the thought of St. Thomas and brings it into engagement with contemporary culture.