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Joshua Schulz, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Dr. Schulz joined the philosophy department in 2009. He holds bachelor's degrees in English literature and philosophy from the University of Nebraska at Kearney, and received his Ph.D. from Marquette University in 2010. His dissertation, "Friendship and Loyalty: An Historical and Critical Study," examined the role of trust and presumption in friendship in the theories of Aristotle, Aquinas, Kant, and Kierkegaard. He has taught at St. Norbert College, the University of Wisconsin (Green Bay), and Marquette University.  

Dr. Schulz has published several articles in the areas of philosophy of religion, sexual ethics, and the philosophy of love. His interests are in natural law ethics, philosophy of religion, and Catholic Social Teaching. In 2015, he completed a certification program from the National Catholic Bioethics Center. In addition to regularly teaching courses in the philosophy major, Dr. Schulz has created several courses at DeSales, including the Philosophy of Work and Leisure, Applied Ethics, and the Ethics of Character. He also teaches about marriage and family life for the Diocese of Allentown and the Couple to Couple League International.