John F. Rico

John F. Rico, MA

Assistant Professor of Philosophy



PhD: University of Dallas (in progress)
MA: University of Dallas (2015)
BA: Mount Angel Seminary (2004)

Courses taught
  • Medieval Philosophy
  • The Thomistic System
  • Philosophy of Nature
  • Philosophy of God
  • MA Seminar – Creation, Cosmology, and Intellectual Daring
  • Principles of Science
  • History of Science
  • Philosophy of Science
Research interests
  • The relationship between faith and science
  • Catholic engagement in philosophy of science
  • Cosmology
  • Medieval philosophy
  • St. Thomas Aquinas
  • St. Augustine of Hippo
  • Medieval mathematics
  • The relationship between philosophy and theology
Select projects
  • “The Reason of Faith: An Exploration of Anselm’s Dynamic Phrase ‘Ratio Fidei.’” Ramify 4.1 (Spring 2013): 76-91.
Professional associations
  • American Catholic Philosophical Association
  • Institute for Theological Encounter with Science and Technology