At Johns Hopkins, Chris Dreisbach is the Associate Director and a senior lecturer for the MS in Organizational Leadership program. He is also a senior lecturer for the MS in Biotechnology, MA in Communication, and Master of Liberal Arts programs and has a joint courtesy appointment with JHU’s Carey Business School.

Dreisbach is an ordained priest in the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland and has taught in higher education since 1980. In addition to his work at Johns Hopkins, he is a part-time professor 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.

With a research focus on public philosophy and applied ethics, Dreisbach 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 include Your God is Too Somber; Constitutional Literacy: A 21st Century Imperative; and Social and Criminal Justice in Moral Perspective.
Dreisbach received a Master of Arts in 1981 and a PhD in 1988 from Johns Hopkins University.

Featured Works

  • “What is a Christian? It’s Not Donald Trump,” Christopher Dreisbach, Baltimore Sun, Opinion page, Dec. 21, 2020
  • “The Virtuous Leader,” Christopher Dreisbach, Police Chief Magazine, Jan. 2, 2019
  • Your God Is Too Somber, Christopher Dreisbach, Wipf & Stock, 2019
  • Constitutional Literacy: A 21st Century Imperative, Christopher Dreisbach, Palgrave Macmillan, 2017
  • “To Uphold the Constitution, Police Must Know It,” Christopher Dreisbach, Baltimore Sun, Opinion page, Sept. 15, 2016
  • “Have You Thanked an Officer Today?” Christopher Dreisbach, Baltimore Sun, Opinion page, Dec. 17, 2014
  • Social and Criminal Justice in Moral Perspective, Bridgepoint, 2013
  • “The Challenges Facing the IC Epistemologist-In-Residence,” Christopher Dreisbach, International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence, 24:4, 757-792, 2011
  • Ethics in Criminal Justice, McGraw-Hill, 2009
  • Collingwood on the Moral Principles of Art, Susquehanna University Press, 2009

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