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Christopher Dreisbach, PhD

Adjunct Instructor

Now in his 41st year as a professor, Chris Dreisbach is Director of the MS in Organizational Leadership program in Johns Hopkins University’s Krieger School of Arts & Sciences. He has a joint courtesy appointment with JHU’s Carey Business School. He is Professor (part-time) 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 churches and other religious organizations.  And he is an ordained priest in the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland.
 
With a research focus on public philosophy and applied ethics, he is the author or co-author of books, articles, and software in logic, education, ethics, the philosophy of dreams, the philosophy of R. G. Collingwood, and theology. 

Education

  • PhD, Philosophy, Johns Hopkins University
  • MA, Philosophy, Johns Hopkins University
  • BA, Philosophy, Hamline University

Research 

Selected publication
  • Dreisbach, C. (2019). Your god is too somber. Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock.
  • Dreisbach, C. (January 2, 2019). The virtuous leader. Police Chief Magazine.
  • Dreisbach, C. (2018). Capitalism. In Sage Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society. (2d. ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publishing.
  • Dreisbach, C. (2018) Marxism. In Sage Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society. (2d. ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publishing
  • Dreisbach, C. (2017). Constitutional literacy: A 21st century imperative. New York: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Dreisbach, C. (2013). Social and criminal justice in moral perspective. San Diego: Bridgepoint.
  • Dreisbach, C. (2009). Ethics in criminal justice. New York: McGraw-Hill.
  • Dreisbach, C. (2009). Collingwood on the moral principles of art. Selingsgrove, PA: Susquehanna University Press.

Teaching

Current
  • The Constitution and the Criminal Justice System
Previous
  • Ethics, Integrity, and the Responsibility of Leaders
  • The Philosophy of God
  • Fundamentals of Theological Ethics
  • Comparative Studies in History and Politics
  • The Constitution, Society, and Leadership
  • The Ethics of Belief
  • A Time to Laugh: Humor in Scripture, Faith, and Practice
  • Violence and the City
  • Christian Social Ethics

Honors and distinctions

  • 2013, Outstanding Faculty Member, California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training, Command College Class 52
  • 2010, Outstanding Faculty Member, California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training, Command College Class 47
  • 2003, Excellence in Teaching Award, Johns Hopkins University, School of Education
  • 2016 - present, Athens Journal of Social Sciences (Review Board)
  • 2016 -present, Athens Journal of Humanities and Arts (Review Board)
  • 2013 - present, Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics, and Informatics

Impact and engagement

Community
  • 2014-2017: Member, C.A.D.R.E. Baltimore/Kiva Baltimore Taskforce
  • 2009-Present: Member, The Sheppard and Enoch Pratt Hospital Ethics Committee

In the media

  • Dreisbach, C. (September 15, 2016): To uphold the Constitution, police must know it. Baltimore Sun, Opinion-Editorial Page
  • Dreisbach, C. (December 17, 2014). Have you thanked an officer today? Baltimore Sun, Opinion-Editorial Page
  • Dreisbach, C. (August 27, 2012). Abortion ethics not so simple. Baltimore Sun, Opinion-Editorial page. 
  • Dreisbach, C. (Feb. 5, 2010). Constitutionally illiterate. Baltimore Sun, Opinion-Editorial page.