Vita Institute Faculty


Vita Institute faculty are world-renowned experts in their fields who are serious about their intellectual pursuits and passionately committed to the cause for life. These premier scholars from a variety of disciplines cover a rich array of lecture topics in theology, biology, philosophy, law, social sciences, counseling, and more.

Past Vita faculty members include:

  • Helen Alvaré, Professor of Law, George Mason School of Law

  • William Hurlbut, M.D., Consulting Professor of Neurobiology, Stanford Medical School

  • Maureen Condic, Associate Professor of Anatomy and Neurobiology, University of Utah

  • Daniel Philpott, Professor of Political Science, University of Notre Dame, and director of the Under Caesar's Sword research project

  • O. Carter Snead, Professor of Law, University of Notre Dame Law School, and director of the Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture

  • Jacqueline Rivers, Executive Director, Seymour Institute for Black Church and Policy Studies

  • Rev. Kevin Flannery, S.J., Professor of Philosophy, Pontifical Gregorian University

  • David Solomon, Professor of Philosophy Emeritus, University of Notre Dame

  • Rev. Michael Sherwin, O.P., Professor of Theology, University of Fribourg

  • Michael New, Visiting Associate Professor of Political Science, Ave Maria University, and Adjunct Scholar, Charlotte Lozier Institute

  • Monique Chireau, M.D., M.P.H., Assistant Professor, Division of Clinical & Epidemiological Research, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Duke University Medical School

  • Richard Doerflinger, Associate Director of the Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities (Retired), United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

  • Rev. Peter Ryan, S.J., Executive Director of the Secretariat of Doctrine and Canonical Affairs (Retired), United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

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