Br. John Winkowitsch, O.P.

Adjunct Instructor in Philosophy


Catholic University of America, Washington, DC
Ph.D. in Philosophy 2016
Dissertation: “W. Norris Clarke’s Relational Metaphysics: Person and Being” 

Catholic University of America, Washington, DC
Ph.L. in Philosophy 2006
Thesis: “Friendship: The Source and Summit of Moral Virtue in Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics”

Thomas Aquinas College, Santa Paula, CA
B.A. in Liberal Arts 2004
Thesis: “Pascal & Kierkegaard: Pursuing a Passionate Faith”


Br. John Winkowitsch, O.P. is a Western Dominican Province Student Brother in 2nd year of simple vows. While a graduate student of philosophy at The Catholic University of America, he specialized in ethics, relation, and the philosophy of the person. He also attended Thomas Aquinas College in California, which is a Great Books program where all classes are run seminar style and focus on discussion and participation by all students. Br. John has taught high school for four years, covering a very broad range of subjects while also serving as a counselor and mentor to several students. He has spoken about and taught the Catholic Faith to over 6,000 7th-12th grade students while leading Confirmation retreats.

Conference/Workshop Presentations

"Friendship and Virtue in Aristotle," West Coast Meeting of the Society for Aristotelian-Thomistic Studies entitled "Virtue and Friendship", Thomas Aquinas College, June 18-19, 2015.

“Sacraments in the Light of Lent,” University Catholic Conference of California, University of California, Berkeley, February 16-18, 2018.