Dr. Michael Dominic Taylor will be joining the faculty at Thomas More College in Merrimack as a Visiting Fellow for the 2021–22 school year.
“The Fellows are delighted to welcome Dr. Taylor to the College. He has already thrown himself whole-heartedly into the work of teaching.” says Dean Walter J. Thompson.
Having begun his academic career studying steelhead trout in Alaska before becoming a philosopher, Dr. Taylor is chiefly interested in the relationship between human beings and nature.
He is a founding member of the International Laudato Si’ Institute for the Care of Creation in Granada, Spain, and his latest publication, The Foundations of Nature: Metaphysics of Gift for an Integral Ecological Ethic, recently won an Expanded Reason Award from the Ratzinger Foundation and the Universidad Francisco de Vitoria.
Dr. Taylor has also spent time doing missionary work in Peru and Chile, an experience that made him “a better student of the human person.” According to TMC president Dr. William Fahey, Dr. Taylor’s wide range will be an asset to the College: “It is wonderful to have a scholar and teacher whose breadth of interest stretches from natural science to theology, and who is keen to study the great texts of the Western tradition with our students.”
On the generous donor who made this addition possible, Dr. Fahey says, “The College is grateful to its benefactor for creating an endowment that allows us to support visiting scholars of various ranks and fields. Dr. Taylor is a young scholar, but his two books and recent award from the Joseph Ratzinger–Pope Benedict XVI Vatican Foundation demonstrate that he is not a novice, but someone who is establishing himself as a thoughtful commentator on the troubles in our society, and a sign of hope for the Catholic intellectual tradition.”
Thomas More College is a four-year Catholic liberal arts college located in Merrimack, New Hampshire. For more information or to request interviews, please contact Dominic Cassella at firstname.lastname@example.org.