Faculty and Staff

Scott Hefelfinger, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Theology


Dr. Hefelfinger serves as Associate Professor of Theology in the Augustine Institute Graduate School of Theology. He teaches in the areas of moral and dogmatic theology, specializing in Catholic social thought, marriage and family, and the theology of the interior life. After undergraduate studies in music composition, Dr. Hefelfinger went on to do graduate work in theology at the International Theological Institute in Austria. He then returned to the United States to complete his doctorate in moral theology at the University of Notre Dame. A regular participant at academic conferences, Dr. Hefelfinger presents his work regularly at academic conferences and has published with Catholic University of America Press and in academic journals. His current research includes a manuscript on the common good and international society, an article on marital friendship, and a primer on Catholic social teaching.

For more of a view of his writings and titles, see Dr. Hefelfinger’s webpage at academia.edu.


  • PhD, University of Notre Dame
  • STL, International Theological Institute
  • STM, International Theological Institute
  • BA, University of California, Berkeley


  • Moral and Spiritual Theology
  • Creed
  • Christian Marriage
  • Nature, Sexuality, and the Civilization of Love
  • Two Carmelite Masters: Teresa of Avila and John of the Cross
  • Leadership for the New Evangelization
  • Theology Seminar
Phone: (303) 937-4420
The Augustine Institute Graduate School is committed to the pursuit of wisdom in service of Catholic mission. All of our academic programs therefore seek, first, to allow students to make their own “all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge” (Col. 2:3), which are found in Christ and passed down in the Sacred Tradition of the Catholic Church. Second, our programs prepare students to hand these treasures on to others effectively through evangelization and catechesis.