Matthew R Petrusek

Assistant Professor of Theological Studies
Theological Studies Department
1 LMU Dr, Suite 3700
Los Angeles, CA 90045-2659, USA
Office: Univeristy Hall 3721
Phone: (310) 338-2958
Fax: (310) 338-1947











Academic Background

Ph.D., University of Chicago Divinity School (2013)
M.A., Yale University (2005)
B.A., Washington and Lee University (2002)


Areas of Research

Dr. Petrusek’s interests and specializations include meta ethics, the intersection of philosophical and theological ethics, Christian ethics, ethics and political theory, natural law, virtue theory, human rights, distributive justice, domestic and international poverty, and globalization. His recent dissertation, Catholic Social Ethics and the (In)vulnerability of Human Dignity seeks to construct a definition of universally equal and practical human dignity and then employ that definition to rationally reconstruct the Catholic Social Thought Tradition’s conception of human worth.


Courses Taught