Program Director

Craig Iffland

Dr. Craig Iffland

Program Director

Postdoctoral Teaching Scholar

277 Mendoza College of Business

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Dr. Iffland's primary research interest is in the moral theology of St. Thomas Aquinas. His dissertation, 'Following and Not-Following the Divine Law' explores Aquinas' account of moral obligation conversation with Aquinas's contemporaries and later interpreters. His other research interests include the history and development of Catholic Social Thought, the philosophy of Elizabeth Anscombe, and the moral limits of justified warfare.


PhD, University of Notre Dame
M.T.S., University of Notre Dame
MLitt., University of St. Andrews
BA, University of Virginia

Recent Publications & Books

"Revelation and Film." In The Oxford Handbook of Divine Revelation. Edited by Balás Mezei and Francesca Murphy, 641-650. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2021.

“Practical Wisdom: Good Reasoning or Good Action?” In Evolution of Wisdom: Major and Minor Keys. Edited by Agustín Fuentes and Celia Deane-Drummond, 89-95. Notre Dame: Center for Theology, Science, and Human Flourishing, 2018.

“Precursors to the Justification and Explanation of Action: the Practical Wisdom of Early Childhood.” In The Evolution of Human Wisdom, edited by Celia Deane-Drummond and Rebecca Artinian-Kaiser, 125-143. Lanham: Lexington Books, 2017.

“Public, Private and Extra-Judicial Killing.” Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 90, no. 1 (2016): 217-226.