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Philosophy educator

John Patrick Langan, American Philosophy educator. Ordained priest, Roman Catholic Church, 1972. Rackham Prize fellow, University of Michigan, 1972-1973.


Langan, John Patrick was born on August 10, 1940 in Hartford, Connecticut, United States. Son of Eugene Edward and Sarah Cecilia (McCole) Langan.


AB, Loyola University, Chicago, 1962. Master of Arts, Loyola University, 1966. Bachelor's Degree, Woodstock College, New York City, 1970.

Doctor of Philosophy, University Michigan, 1979.


Instructor philosophy University Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1971-1972. Research fellow Woodstock Theological Center, Washington, 1975-1983. Visiting assistant professor social ethics Yale Division School, New Haven, 1983.

Senior fellow Woodstock Theological Center, 1983-1995, acting director, 1986-1987. Rose F. Kennedy professor Christian ethics Kennedy Institute Ethics, Georgetown University, Washington, 1987—1999. Joseph Cardinal Bernardin professor of Catholic Social Thought Georgetown University, since 1999.

Board directors Georgetown University Press, since 1984. Visiting research scholar Jesuit Institute Boston College, 1993-1994. Member research council Center Strategic and International Studies, since 1993.

Wirtenberger professor social ethics Loyola University Chicago, 1995-1997. Consultant in field.


  • Ordained priest, Roman Catholic Church, 1972.



Board directors Catholic Health Services of Long Island, Care Alliance, South Carolina, Bon Secours Health Systems, 1990-2000, National Capital Presbytery, Health Care Ministries, Washington, 1989-1992. Member American Academy Religion, American Philosophical Association, Catholic Theological Society of America, Society Christian Ethics (vice president, president-elect 2003-2004), Society Christian Philosophers, Society for Business Ethics, International Studies Association.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: music, swimming.


Eugene Edward Langan

Sarah Cecilia (McCole) Langan