Eric M. Johnston, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Undergraduate Theology, earned a B.A. in Theology and Catholic Studies from the University of St. Thomas, MN, in 2000; an M.A. in Systematic Theology from Boston College in 2002; and a Ph.D. in Medieval Theology from The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, in 2008. His doctoral dissertation was on "The Role of Aristotelian Biology in Thomas Aquinas's Theology of Marriage," one topic within his broader interest in Thomas's theology of grace. He is also interested in topics related to spirituality and political philosophy. Dr. Johnston's classes include New Life in Christ: Introduction to Catholic Morals, Introduction to Liturgy and Sacraments, The Culture of Life, Ecclesiology, and Christianity and Culture in Dialogue. His recent articles have appeared in The Thomist, Logos, Crisis, and Homiletic and Pastoral Review.
- Ph.D., The Catholic University of America
- M.A., Boston College
- B.A., University of St. Thomas
- "Thomas Aquinas on the Biology of Woman." The Thomist, 77.4 (2013): 577-616.
- "'Natural', 'Family', 'Planning', and Thomas Aquinas's Teleological Understanding of Marriage." The Thomist, 79.2 (2015): 265-314.
- "The Apostle, the Philosopher, and Friar Thomas: The Place of Aristotle in Thomas Aquinas's Dominican Vocation." Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture, 19.4 (Fall 2016): 15-46.