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Scott Roniger - Loyola Marymount University. Los Angeles, CA, US

Scott Roniger Scott Roniger

Assistant Professor of Philosophy | Loyola Marymount University


Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts


Dr. Scott J. Roniger is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. He earned a Baccalaureate in Sacred Theology (STB), summa cum laude, and a Masters of Sacred Theology, magna cum laude, from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome. He then earned a Master of Arts in Philosophy from the University of Chicago and a Licentiate in Philosophy (Ph.L.), summa cum laude, from the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome. He earned his doctorate in philosophy, with distinction, from The Catholic University of America under the direction of Robert Sokolowski. He has published scholarly articles on metaphysics, phenomenology, ethics and political philosophy, and Catholic Social Teaching, and he is currently editing a collection of essays on natural law and Catholic Social Doctrine. His research integrates and recapitulates themes in Plato, Aristotle, St. Augustine, St. Thomas Aquinas, and Husserlian phenomenology. He regularly teaches classes on these topics and figures, as well as classes at the intersection of literature, philosophy, and theology.

Education (5)

The Catholic University of America: Ph.D., Philosophy 2017

Pontifical University of the Holy Cross: Ph.L., Philosophy 2013

Summa cum laude

University of Chicago: M.A., Philosophy 2012

Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas: M.A., Theology 2011

Magna cum laude

Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas: S.T.B., Sacred Theology 2010

Summa cum laude

Areas of Expertise (4)

Philosophy of Religion


Catholic Philosophy

Political Philosophy

Languages (4)

  • Italian
  • German (reading knowledge)
  • French (reading knowledge)
  • Latin (reading knowledge)