Dr. Steven Frankel
Professor, Philosophy Department
Professor Steven Frankel received his Ph.D. from the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago in 1997. Upon graduation, Professor Frankel joined the faculty at the American University of Paris, where he received the Board of Trustees Award for Distinguished Teaching in 2001. In 2003, Professor Frankel moved to Xavier where he teaches for the Department of Philosophy and Philosophy, Politics, and the Public (PPP) and the Smith Scholars Program. At Xavier, he established an international exchange program and a study program with the University of Paris. He also established a summer study program with the Jesuits at the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Jerusalem. In 2017, the Xavier student body selected Professor Frankel as the Bishop Fenwick Teacher of the Year. In 2018, Professor Frankel helped establish an honors program in political economy, the Smith Scholars. He currently serves as the academic coordinator of that program and the Stephen S. Smith Professor of Political Economy. In 2022, the College of Arts and Sciences awarded Frankel the Roger A. Fortin Award for Outstanding Teaching and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Spinoza, Early Modern Philosophy
First Year at Xavier
- Ph.D. (University of Chicago)