M. Katherine Tillman


Professor Emerita
Program of Liberal Studies

A.B., Mundelein College, Chicago; M.A., St. Louis University; M.A., Ph.D., New School for Social Research, New York City

Research Profile

Trained in philosophy, Katherine Tillman has specialized in the thought of John Henry Cardinal Newman (1801-1890), with particular interest in his theory of knowledge, his views of the relations of faith and reason, and his philosophy of education.  She has lectured, published, and taught on Newman’s thought at academic venues in fifteen states and eight countries.  In addition, she has published commentaries on Newman's thought in introductory monographs for his Rise and Progress of Universities and Benedictine Essays (London and Notre Dame, IN, 2001), for his Fifteen Sermons Preached Before the University of Oxford (Notre Dame, IN, 1999), an electronic publication, "Newman and the Thoughtful Believer” (Florence, KY, 1993), and John Henry Newman: Man of Letters, (Marquette Studies in Philosophy. Marquette University Press, 2015).  Tillman is co-editor of the Newman Studies Journal, a retired board member of the Newman Association of America and a consultant for the National Institute for Newman Studies.  A member of the PLS faculty since 1973, she holds the 1985 Charles E. Sheedy Award for Excellence in Teaching, College of Arts and Letters, Notre Dame.

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University of Notre Dame
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