David Denz, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Philosophy

(317) 955-6111
Oldenburg Hall, Room 106



Born in Newark Ohio. Taught as an adjunct at the University of Notre Dame & the University of Indianapolis. Taught for 25 years at Saint Meinrad College & School of Theology. Taught for 16 years at Marian University. Married to Donna Ebersold; 3 adult children.


  • Attended Ohio State University and Denison University
  • B.A. in 1971 from Ohio Dominican University; Double-major in Philosophy and English
  • Ph.D in 1980 from the University of Notre Dame (Dissertation: Cognition and Self-Respect)

Courses taught

  • PHL 115Coach of Ethics Bowl Team
  • PHL 130Human Nature and Person
  • PHL H30 Honors Human Nature and Person
  • PHL 240Social and Political Philosophy
  • PHL 320Philosophy of Knowledge
  • PHL 345Modern and Contemporary Philosophy
  • PHL 380Special Topics: Philosophy of Science
  • PHL 380Special Topics: Voices in Modern Catholic Thought
  • PHL 490Senior Philosophy Seminar


  • “Catholic Social Teaching and Healthcare”; Christian Bioethics, December 2000; Volume 6 Issue 3, pages 251 – 266.
  • “Bioethics and the Literature of Pluralism”; Christian Bioethics, December 2001; Volume 7, Issue 3, pages 403 - 423

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