Associate Director, Sr. Lecturer; President, Johns Hopkins Club
A college teacher since 1980, Chris Dreisbach is Associate Director of the MS in Organizational Leadership program in Johns Hopkins University’s Krieger School of Arts & Sciences. He has a joint courtesy appointment with JHU’s Carey Business School. He is Professor (part-time) of Moral and Systematic Theology at St. Mary’s Ecumenical Institute. He is a frequent lecturer on leadership ethics for federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies; and on moral and systematic theology for religious organizations. And he is an ordained priest in the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland.
Chris received his MA (1981) and his PhD (1988 ) from Johns Hopkins University. With research focus on public philosophy and applied ethics, he has authored or co-authored books, articles, and software in criminal justice, the U.S. Constitution, logic, education, ethics, intelligence analysis, the philosophy of dreams, the philosophy of Collingwood, and theology. His 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 21st century imperative (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017), and Your God is too somber (Wipf & Stock, 2019).
Other publications (select) include: Dreisbach, C. (2020, December 21). What is a Christian? It’s not Donald Trump. Baltimore Sun, Opinion-Editorial Page; Dreisbach, C. (2019, January 2) The virtuous leader. Police Chief Magazine; Dreisbach, C. (2016, September 15): To uphold the Constitution, police must know it. Baltimore Sun, Opinion-Editorial Page; Dreisbach, C. (2014, December 17). Have you thanked an officer today? Baltimore Sun, Opinion-Editorial Page; Dreisbach, C. (2011). The challenges facing the IC epistemologist-in-residence. International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence, 24:4, 757-792; Dreisbach, C. (2011). Vicious duty: The ethics of Osama bin Laden. Think, 10 (28), 29-39; Dreisbach, C. (Feb. 5, 2010). Constitutionally illiterate. Baltimore Sun, Opinion-Editorial page.