Christendom’s Graduate School of Theology will welcome Stephen A. Hipp, STD to the college’s full-time faculty this fall. Hipp, who previously taught at Mount St. Mary’s University, the University of St. Thomas, and more, will teach widely across the Graduate School’s curriculum upon the school’s relocation to Christendom’s main Front Royal campus at the beginning of the next academic year.
“Professor Hipp brings a wealth of experience and teaching ability to our program, further strengthening the Graduate School,” says Graduate School Dean Dr. R.J. Matava. “Moreover, Stephen is a down-to-earth gentleman with a great love of Christ and his Church. I believe that our students will benefit from his mentorship.”
Hipp is a native of the Midwest who earned his bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in philosophy from the University of Notre Dame, his STL in theology from the University of Freiburg (Switzerland), and his STD also from the University of Fribourg, where he wrote a dissertation on the concept of “person” in St. Albert the Great under J.P. Torrell, OP.
Since earning his degrees, Hipp has held academic positions at Mount St. Mary’s University and the University of St. Thomas, both seminary positions, and served as a theological advisor to the Diocese of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He is also the author of The One Church of Christ, The Doctrine of Personal Subsistence, and “Person” In the Christian Tradition and In the Conception of St. Albert the Great.
Upon his arrival at the Graduate School this fall, Hipp will have purview over the area of catechetics and evangelization.
Christendom’s Graduate School offers masters-level programs with a comprehensive grasp of the Catholic faith, preparing students for advanced graduate studies and for various ministries in the Catholic Church. Its flexible and accommodating program allows students of all ages and from all over the world to attend either part-time or full-time, year-round, summers-only, or winters-only, and also to study at a distance through our online program.
While the Graduate School has been in Alexandria, Virginia since its inception, it will become a part of the college’s main campus later this year.