Jared Schumacher

Current Position
Associate Professor of Theology and Catholic Studies
University of Mary, Bismarck, ND


BS; Texas A&M University, 2003

MDIV; Duke Divinity School, 2007

MA, STL; Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, 2012

PhD Candidate; Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium 2012-present

  • Dissertation Topic: Political Theology and the History of Church/State Relations

Research and Teaching Interests

Moral Theology/Theological Ethics, Political Theology, and Catholic Social Teaching, Modern and Postmodern Philosophy


Jared Schumacher is jointly appointed as Associate Professor of Theology and Catholic Studies.  He holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Distribution from Texas A&M University, an MDIV from Duke Divinity School, an MA in Advanced Studies in Theology and Religion, and STL from Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, where he is also completing his PhD in Political Theology.  Prior to his time in Belgium, he worked for three years at LCC International University in Klaipeda, Lithuania, teaching courses in English and Theology.  He also worked as Spiritual Formation Coordinator at LCC with his wife, Caroline, with whom he shares six wonderful children: Charlotte, James, John, Caliope, Jacob, and Clare.  In addition to theological ethics and political philosophy, Prof. Schumacher enjoys reading Catholic social teaching and learning more about the lives of the martyrs and saints, but also staying abreast of secular/pop cultural movements, politics, and art criticism. He loves playing, watching, and coaching sports of all kinds, but especially baseball and football. 

Recent Publications/Projects:

Jared Schumacher, Review of Cathleen Kaveny, Law’s Virtues: Fostering Autonomy and Solidarity in American Society, in: Louvain Studies 2014/1: 97-99.

Jared Schumacher, Review of Hubert Dreyfus and Charles Taylor, Retrieving Realism, in: Louvain Studies, forthcoming.

Jared Schumacher, Review of Sam Guzman, The Catholic Gentleman, in: Fellowship of Catholic Scholars Quarterly, forthcoming.

Book Chapters

Jared Schumacher, “The Unbearable Present: Reflections on the Homelessness of Secular Modernity”, in: Narrating Secularisms: Being Between Identities in a Secularized World, eds. William Desmond & Dennis Vanden Auweele (Washington, D.C.: The Council for Research in Values and Philosophy, 2017).

Jared Schumacher, “Mapping the Theo-political: Metaphysical Prolegomenon for Political Theology”, in Between Being and Time:From Ontology to Eschatology, eds. Andrew T.J. Kaethler and Sotiris Metralexis (Fortress Academic, 2019), 221-246.

Courses taught:

  • THE 120 – The Search for God
  • THE/CTH 234 –Benedict: Yesterday and Today
  • CTH 401 – Great Catholic Figures
  • CTH 250 – Catholic Studies Tutorial: Culture