At Johns Hopkins, Chris Dreisbach is the Associate Director and a senior lecturer for the MS in Organizational Leadership program. He has a joint courtesy appointment with JHU’s Carey Business School and also is a part-time professor of Moral and Systematic Theology at St. Mary’s Ecumenical Institute.

Dreisbach, an ordained priest in the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland, is a frequent lecturer on leadership ethics for federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, and on moral and systematic theology for religious organizations.

With a 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.

Dreisbach received a Master of Arts in 1981 and a PhD in 1988 from Johns Hopkins University.

Featured Works

  • 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 
  • Your God is Too Somber, Wipf & Stock, 2019 
  • Other select publications include: 
  • “What is a Christian? It’s not Donald Trump.” Baltimore Sun, Opinion-Editorial Page,  December 21, 2020 
  • “The Virtuous Leader,” Police Chief Magazine, January 2, 2019 
  • “To Uphold the Constitution, Police Must Know it,” Baltimore Sun, Opinion-Editorial Page, September 15, 2016 

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