Joseph T. Papa, PhD

Joseph T. Papa, STB, PhD

Associate Professor of Philosophy


PhD: Pontifical Athenaeum of St Anselm (2007)
PhL: Pontifical Athenaeum of St Anselm (2005)
STB: Pontifical Lateran University (2002)
MTS: Pontifical John Paul II Institute (2000)
MBA: The George Washington University (1987)
BA: The University of Maryland (1980)

Courses taught
  • Philosophy of God
  • Philosophy of Being
  • Contemporary Philosophy
  • Logic I & II
  • Introduction to Christian Humanism
  • MA Thesis Seminar: Issues in Contemporary Thomism
  • Phenomenology
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Selected Questions: Luigi Giussani’s The Religious Sense
Research interests
  • Classical (early 20th Century) Phenomenology
  • Contemporary Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Language
  • The thought of Edith Stein
  • Carmelite Mysticism & Spirituality
  • Spiritual Theology generally
  • History of the American West
Select projects
  • “The Implications of Edith Stein’s Early Christian Experience as Reflected in ‘Freiheit und Gnade’” in Edith Stein’s Itinerary: Phenomenology, Christian Philosophy, and Carmelite Spirituality, eds. H. Klueting, E. Klueting (Aschendorff, Munster, 2021), 441–450.
    Translation: God: Introduction to Problems in Theology, C. Fabro (IVE Press, 2017).
Professional associations
  • Member, International Association for the Study of the Philosophy of Edith Stein (IASPES)
    Non-resident Fellow, Edith Stein Institute of Philosophy, Granada, Spain (affiliated with the University of Salamanca, Spain)