Professor Joseph Koterski, S.J., Ph.D.

Professor Joseph Koterski, S.J.
  • Fordham University
  • St. Louis University
As a Jesuit priest, I think there is something from this tradition that I can bring to bear, that will be of great interest to those who share my convictions, those who do not, and to those who are interested and searching.

A member of the Society of Jesus, Father Joseph Koterski is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Fordham University, where he specializes in the history of medieval philosophy and natural law ethics. Before taking his position at Fordham University, Father Koterski taught at the Center for Thomistic Studies at the University of St. Thomas in Houston. He earned his doctorate in Philosophy from St. Louis University, after receiving an H.A.B. in Classics from Xavier University. As a priest ordained in 1992, Father Koterski brings an added dimension of insight to his study of theology and biblical texts. He earned his Master of Divinity and License of Sacred Theology from the Weston School of Theology in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Father Koterski is a veteran Great Courses instructor and a respected teacher and scholar. At Fordham, he has been recognized for his teaching skills and was awarded the Dean's Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching and the Graduate Teacher of the Year Award. He serves as the editor-in-chief of the International Philosophical Quarterly and is coeditor of the Fordham University Press Series in Moral Philosophy and Moral Theology.


"Professor Koterski made the course very enjoyable and placed the material in a very modern context.  He gave a fresh slant to philosophy."


"Father Koterski is engaging and articulate. He offers to me something that was a serious challenge years ago in the guise of philosophy 101 as something that has life, and a heartbeat."


"Father Koterski's knowledge of the subject, as well as his excellent diction, made me look forward to every lesson."

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