Christopher Dreisbach, Program Director

Rev. Christopher Dreisbach, Ph.D., is Director of the Master of Science in Organizational Leadership and teaches Ethics, Integrity, and the Responsibility of Leaders in that program. Chris has been full time at Johns Hopkins University since 2004, having moved to Advanced Academic Programs in 2019 after serving as Associate Professor and Director of the Division of Public Safety Leadership in JHU’s School of Education. He also teaches Business Leadership and Human Values for JHU’s Carey Business School.

Chris began his full-time career in 1980 as a philosophy teacher at Villa Julie College (now Stevenson University). From 1992 to 2004, he was chair of the philosophy department at College of Notre Dame of Maryland (now Notre Dame of Maryland University). Since 1992 he has been Professor of Moral and Systematic Theology (part-time) at St. Mary’s Ecumenical Institute, St. Mary’s Seminary & University.

Chris also is an ordained priest in the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland.

Chris received his MA in 1981 and his Ph.D. in 1988 from Johns Hopkins University. With a research focus on public philosophy, especially ethics, he is the author or co-author of books, articles, and software in logic, education, ethics, the philosophy of dreams, and the philosophy of R. G. Collingwood. His five most recent books are Ethics in criminal justice (McGraw-Hill, 2009), Collingwood on the moral principles of art (Susquehanna University Press, 2009), Social and criminal justice in moral perspective (Bridgepoint, 2013), Constitutional literacy: A 21stcentury imperative (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017), and Your God is too somber (Wipf & Stock, 2019).

Some of Chris’s other publications include “The virtuous leader” (Police Chief Magazine, January 2, 2019); four entries in Sage Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society. (2d. ed., 2018): “Epistemology,” “Leisure,” “Marxism,” and “State Capitalism”; “The challenges facing the IC epistemologist-in-residence (International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence, 2011); and “Vicious duty: The ethics of Osama bin Laden” (Think, 2011).