Jennifer Herdt is appointed the Stark Professor of Christian Ethics
Jennifer Herdt, who was recently named the Gilbert L. Stark Professor of Christian Ethics, specializes in the history of moral thought since the 17th century, classical and contemporary virtue ethics, and contemporary Protestant social ethics and political theology.
Her books include “Putting on Virtue: The Legacy of the Splendid Vices” and “Religion and Faction in Hume’s Moral Philosophy.” She has written book chapters and over 20 articles that have appeared in a variety of journals, including the Journal of Religious Ethics, the Journal of Religion and the American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly.
A graduate of Oberlin College, Herdt earned her Ph.D. from Princeton University. She previously taught at the University of Notre Dame. She has been awarded a research fellowship from the Alexander von Humbolt Institute, a Carey Senior Fellowship from the Erasmus Institute, a postdoctoral fellowship from the Center for Philosophy of Religion, a Mellon Graduate Prize Fellowship from the University Center for Human Values at Princeton University and a Mellon Fellowship in the Humanities.
In 2006-2007, Herdt was an executive fellow of the College of Arts and Letters at Notre Dame. She has served on the editorial board of the Journal of Religious Ethics and on the executive committee of the Society of Christian Ethics.