Augustine Institute Faculty: Jared Staudt, Ph.D.

Jared Staudt

Jared Staudt, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Theology and Catechesis
Faculty Advisor to Student Life


Systematic Theology, Catechesis and Education, St. Thomas Aquinas, Religion and Culture, Christopher Dawson


PhD, Ave Maria University (FL)
MA, University of St. Thomas (MN), Catholic Studies
BA, University of St. Thomas (MN), Theology and Catholic Studies


Dr. R. Jared Staudt has taught at the Augustine Institute since 2009 in the areas of theology, catechesis, history and culture, and philosophy. He served a two year term as Academic Dean and currently serves as the Faculty Advisor to Student Life, overseeing student events and working with the Student Council. Jared wrote his doctoral dissertation on the virtue of religion in St. Thomas Aquinas. He served as the Director of Religious Education at two parishes and has taught RCIA. He has written in many scholarly and catechetical publications and has worked to promote classical education within Catholic educational programs. He and his wife, Anne, have five children. He is managing editor of the theological journal, Nova et Vetera and a lay Benedictine oblate at Our Lady of Clear Creek Abbey.

Recent Publications

Jesus and Marriage? A Theological Response.Homiletic and Pastoral Review (June 20, 2013).

Pope Francis: Reform in the Footsteps of St. Pius V.Crisis Magazine. (April 19, 2013).

“Reality and Sign: Thomas Aquinas and the Christological Exegesis of Pope Benedict XVI.” Nova et Vetera. Forthcoming.

"Did Christ Worship the Trinity?" The Thomist, 76, no. 2 (2012): 233-72.

“‘Religion and Culture’ and ‘Faith and the Renewal of Society’ in Christopher Dawson and Pope Benedict XVI.” Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture, 16, no.1 (2013):31-69.

“Substantial Union with God in Matthias Scheeben.” Nova et Vetera, 11, no 2 (2013).

“Sin as an Offense against God: Aquinas on the Relation of Sin and Religion.” Nova et Vetera 9, no. 1 (2011): 195-207.

“Christopher Dawson on Theology and the Social Sciences.” Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture 12, no. 3 (2009): 91-111.