Brendan Sammon, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Specialization: Systematic Theology
Office: 130B Bellarmine Hall
Phone: (610) 660-1858
Fax: (610) 660-3217


  • B.A. 1997, Loyola University Maryland
  • M.A. (Rel. St.) 2001, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
  • M.A. (Theo.) 2002, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
  • Ph.D., 2012, The Catholic University of America

Professional Experience

Member of the American Academy of Religion, The Catholic Theological Society of America, The American Catholic Philosophical Association, The Metaphysical Society of America, The American Society of Aesthetics; Reviews Editor for the journal Radical Orthodoxy: Theology, Philosophy, and Politics


  • The God Who is Beauty: Beauty as a Divine Name in Thomas Aquinas and Dionysius the Areopagite (Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications, 2013)
  • Theology and Beauty: An Introduction to Theological Aesthetics (Eugene, OR: Cascade, forthcoming)
  • Co-editor Desmond and Theology (South Bend, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, forthcoming)
  • Book review of Between Systematics and Poetics, in Ethical Perspectives 14:3 (2007), 343-347.


Systematic and Historical Theology; Theological Aesthetics; Metaphysics; Existentialism; Political Theology; Theological Anthropology; Theology of Disability; Christology; Ecclesiology

Faculty Expert Profile

  • Expertise: Educational Leadership
  • Expertise: Executive Education, Business Strategy, Organization Development, Port Authority Issues, Ireland and Chile, Photography, Landscape and Travel
  • Expertise: Leadership, Strategic Planning, Collegiate Athletic Management
  • Expertise: Religion in Pop Culture, Religion in Television/Feature Film/Literature, Social Justice
  • Expertise: Fire Management and Prevention, Emergency and Disaster Management, Public Administration Policy, Local Government
  • Expertise: Service Quality, Organizational Development and Effectiveness, Quality Improvement, Team Building, Local Health Care, Customer Service
  • Expertise: France, French Culture, Contemporary French-Speaking World, Literature in French, 19th-Century French History
  • Expertise: Psychology of Religion, Prosocial Behavior, Ethical Behavior, Altruism, Moral Development
  • Expertise: Food Marketing, Consumer food shopping trends, Food company strategy, Supermarket practices
  • Expertise: Mexican History and Politics, Latin American History, U.S. Policy toward Latin America
  • Expertise: American Zoos, American Pop Culture, Environmental History, Animal Studies
  • Expertise: Food Retailing, Hunger and Hunger Relief