Prof. Mary Katherine Tillman is Professor Emerita in the Program of Liberal Studies at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana. On the ND faculty since 1973, she holds the university’s Charles E. Sheedy Award for Excellence in Teaching (1985). She has specialized in the thought of John Henry Cardinal Newman throughout her prestigious career, during which she has taken particular interest in his theory of knowledge, views of the relations of faith and reason, and philosophy of education.
Prof. Tillman has been invited to conduct sessions on Newman—as well as related topics such as liberal education and the art of teaching—for all manner of events at academic venues in eight countries and fifteen of the United States, including the site of Newman’s early career, Oxford University.
Along with many published articles on Newman, she has written the introductory commentaries on Newman’s thought for his Rise and Progress of Universities and Benedictine Essays (London and Notre Dame, IN, 2001) and for his Fifteen Sermons Preached Before the University of Oxford (Notre Dame, IN, 1999). Prof. Tillman is co-editor of the Newman Studies Journal and an emerita member of the Board of the Newman Association of America. She received her doctorate in philosophy from the New School for Social Research in New York City.