Anthony J. Lisska, PhD

Anthony Lisska

Title: Maria Theresa Barney Professor
Company: Denison University
Location: Granville, Ohio, United States

Anthony Lisska, Maria Theresa Barney Professor at Denison University has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in philosophy education.

Dr. Lisska started his higher education at Providence College, earning a Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, in philosophy in 1963. He continued his studies at St. Stephen’s College, earning a Master of Arts in philosophy in 1967. In 1969, Dr. Lisska started his career as an educator at Denison University, where he worked as an assistant professor. He went on to earn a PhD in philosophy from The Ohio State University in 1971, and rose to the rank of department chair at Denison in 1973. He became an associate professor in 1976, and started as dean in 1978. Through his 50-year-long career at the university, Dr. Lisska worked as director of the honors program, Charles and Nancy Brickman distinguished service chair, professor, and currently serves as a Maria Theresa Barney professor, a position he started in 2004.

In addition to his roles as an educator and administrator, Dr. Lisska has also worked in a variety of consultancy positions throughout his career. He worked as a consultant for Luther College, Kenyon College, Hampden-Sydney College, Franklin Pierce College, Defiance College, and St. Joseph’s College. He has also authored several published works, including “Aquinas’s Theory of Natural Law” in 1996 and “Philosophy Matters” in 1977. In 1984, Dr. Lisska was a visiting scholar to the University of Oxford. He was named Historian of the Year in 2005, Carnegie Professor of the Year in 1994, and in 2016, as a testament to his service and excellence in education, the Lisska Center for Scholarly Achievement at Denison University was named after him.

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