The Catholic University of America

Joseph A. Capizzi, Ph.D.

IPR Fellow
Email: capizzi[at]
Phone: (202) 319-6511
Department: School of Theology and Religious Studies

Joseph E. Capizzi is Associate Professor of Moral Theology at the Catholic University of America. He teaches in the areas of social and political theology, with special interests in issues in peace and war, citizenship, political authority, and Augustinian theology. He has written, lectured, and published widely on just war theory, bioethics, the history of moral theology, and political liberalism.

He is currently a Research Fellow at the VADM James B. Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership at the U.S. Naval Academy. In 2002, he was appointed to The Cardinal’s Chair at The Intercultural Forum for Studies in Faith and Reason, The John Paul II Cultural Center, in Washington, D.C He has been a Senior Fellow at the Culture of Life Foundation and a bioethics advisor to the Maryland State Stem Cell Commission, on which he served from 2006-2009. He received his B.A. from the University of Virginia, his Masters in Theological Studies from Emory University, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Theology from the University of Notre Dame. He lives in Maryland with his wife and six children.