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.
- PhD, Philosophy, Johns Hopkins University
- MA, Philosophy, Johns Hopkins University
- BA, Philosophy, Hamline University
- 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.
- The Constitution and the Criminal Justice System
- 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
- 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.