Faculty Profiles

Our faculty are active researchers, writers and speakers; many of them internationally known for their contributions toward the advancement of their fields of study. But, most of all, they're passionate, caring teachers.

  • Amy Hilden, PhD

    Associate Professor, Philosophy


  • Anne Maloney, PhD

    Associate Professor, Philosophy

    Anne M. Maloney received her Ph.D. in Philosophy from Marquette University in 1988. She is currently an Associate Professor of Philosophy at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, MN. Her areas of specialization include Philosophy of Women, Ethics, Philosophy and Literature, Philosophy of Religion, and Existentialism. She has published articles in Crisis Magazine, Human Life Review, and The Journal of Prolife Feminism. Also, she has contributed chapters to two books dealing with abortion and social ethics: Living With Contradictions: Controversies in Feminist Social Ethics, edited by Alison Jaggar, and Catholicism and Abortion: A New Generation of Catholic Response.

  • Jeff Johnson, PhD

    Associate Dean of the School of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences & Associate Professor of Philosophy

    Jeff Johnson's teaching and research engages issues in food ethics, environmental ethics, and animal ethics more boradly along with non-Eurocentric philosophical traditions (like Indigenous philosophies, Asian philosophies, and more). Jeff's graduate work engaged issues in philosophy of language and perception, ordinary language philosophy, and Wittgenstein. While he still teaches a couple of classes per year, Jeff transitioned into his current role as Associate Dean of the School of Humanities, Arts, & Sciences in June of 2020.

    Jeff first started teaching in the St. Kate's Philosophy Department as an adjunct back in 2003.

  • Natalie K. Eschenbaum, PhD

    Division Chair, Arts and Humanities; Professor, English

    Natalie K. Eschenbaum earned her B.A. in English (minor in Philosophy) from Tulane University (1997) and her Ph.D. in English from Emory University (2006). Her research focuses on sensation studies and affect theory (specifically the affect of disgust) in early modern English literature. She publishes on Shakespeare and seventeenth-century poets, including Robert Herrick. She was Professor of English, Chair of English, and Chair of Faculty Senate at the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse, through 2020. She began at St. Catherine University as Professor of English and Division Chair of Arts and Humanities (Art/Art History, English/International Language & Literature, History/International Studies, Philosophy, Theology, and Music) in 2020.

  • Susan Hawthorne, PhD

    Associate Professor, Philosophy

    My scholarship has two tracks, both of which are well supported at St. Kate's. My main scholarship concerns the social and ethical effects of the sciences and practices surrounding mental illness. This work crosses traditional boundaries within philosophy, involving the philosophy of science, philosophies of psychiatry and psychology, philosophy of medicine, and biomedical ethics among others. The effort is also interdisciplinary, requiring particularly engagement with psychology and medicine (and psychologists and physicians). Several of my recent works or presentations, as well as two papers in progress, have been co-authored with Psychology colleague Anne Williams-Wengerd; an exciting project on civil commitment, law, and ethics of care was a joint project with colleague Amy Ihlan (a philosopher and lawyer teaching in St. Kate's MAOL program).