- Assisting Clergy
Beginning his 35th year of college teaching, Chris Dreisbach is Faculty Lead and Director of Applied Ethics and Humanities for the Division of Public Safety Leadership in Johns Hopkins University’s School of Education. He is Professor of Moral and Systematic Theology at The Ecumenical Institute of Theology, St. Mary’s Seminary & University, where he has taught since 1992. He is a frequent lecturer on ethics for federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies; and on moral and systematic theology for local church groups. And he is a priest in the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland, ordained June 26, 2013 and assigned to Old St. Paul’s in Baltimore as an assisting priest. Chris taught full time at Villa Julie College (now Stevenson University) from 1980 to 1992, and College of Notre Dame of Maryland from 1992 to 2004, leaving as a tenured full professor. Chris received his MA in 1981 and his PhD in 1988 from Johns Hopkins University. His three most recent books are Ethics in Criminal Justice (McGraw-Hill, 2009), Collingwood on the Moral Principles of Art(Susquehanna University Press, 2009), and Ethics in Social and Criminal Justice (Bridgepoint, 2013). Chris has lived in Baltimore, MD, since 1979. He is married to Rebecca Giordano Dreisbach; has two daughters, Abbey and Anna; two granddaughters, Mia and Caroline, and a step-son, David. Rebecca and David are also members of OSP.