Department of Theology

Dr. John Sniegocki

Professor, Theology Department
Co-Director of the Institute for Spirituality and Social Justice

John Sniegocki is a Professor in the Theology department and Co-director of the Institute for Spirituality and Social Justice (ISSJ). He received a B.A. in Peace and Global Studies from Earlham College and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Christian Ethics from the University of Notre Dame. He has taught at Xavier since 2001. John’s main areas of interest include Catholic social teaching, globalization, the ethics of war and nonviolence, grassroots social movements, ecology, food ethics, contemplative spirituality, and Buddhist-Christian dialogue. He is the author of Catholic Social Teaching and Economic Globalization: The Quest for Alternatives (Marquette University Press, 2009), as well as numerous journal articles and book chapters.

John serves as director of the undergraduate Peace and Justice Studies minor. Most of his teaching consists of the Challenge of Peace course, a required seminar for the minor. At the graduate level he has most recently taught Ethics in a Time of Planetary Crisis and a course on Theological Imagination.


Social ethics, Catholic social teaching

First Year at Xavier




  • Ph.D. (University of Notre Dame)