Joshua P. Hochschild is Professor of Philosophy, and former Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, at Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg.
Professor Hochschild studied philosophy at Yale University and the University of Notre Dame. From 2001 to 2005 he taught at Wheaton College (Illinois). He was received into the Catholic Church in 2004.
At Mount St. Mary’s he teaches a variety of courses in the philosophy major, the undergraduate liberal arts core, and the seminary’s philosophy curriculum. He has published scholarly works and translations in the fields of ethics, metaphysics, and medieval logic, and has lectured and published widely in the history of philosophy and Catholic social thought. His writing on higher education and the Catholic intellectual tradition have appeared in First Things, Commonweal, and the Wall Street Journal.
In 2017 he published, with co-author Christopher Blum, the book A Mind at Peace: Reclaiming an Ordered Soul in the Age of Distraction (Sophia Institute Press), a practical guide drawing on classical philosophy and the Christian spiritual tradition to address challenges of internet technology.
Dr. Hochschild lives in Emmitsburg, Maryland, with his wife, theologian Paige Hochschild, and their four children.