David T. Echelbarger, PhD

Dr. Echelbarger received his B.A. in philosophy and religious studies from St. Norbert College, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in philosophy from Baylor University (2014). 

His primary interests are in ethical theory (especially moral particularism), the moral philosophy of St. Thomas Aquinas, and moral psychology.  His research focuses on the nature of moral principles, the role that moral principles play in practical reason, and the ways in which emotions contribute to practical reasoning and moral transformation.  He has broad teaching interests that include the capital vices, the history of philosophy, and philosophy of religion.  He is a Faculty Mentor for the University of Mary Honors Program

He enjoys exploring with students the philosophical foundations of their theological beliefs, discussing the relationship between faith and reason, and puzzling over questions of all sorts.

When not engaged in the life of the University, he loves spending time with his wife, Becky, ice fishing with his daughter, Audrey, wrestling with his son, James, and hunting behind his German Shorthaired Pointer, Bruno.