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Joe Holland is an eco-social philosopher and Catholic theologian focusing on the emerging postmodern philosophical-scientific "New Cosmology" and its implications for eco-social ethics in the the emerging postmodern Global Civilization and in the emerging postmodern Catholic World Church. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago and was a Fulbright Scholar at the Catholic University in Santiago, Chile.
Joe is Professor of Philosophy & Religion and Director of Philosophy & Liberal Studies Programs at St. Thomas University in Miami Gardens, Florida,as well as Adjunct Professor at St. Thomas University School of Law and at St. Thomas University School of Theology & Ministry. During summer months, he often serves as Permanent Visiting Professor at the Universidad Mayor de Altiplano in Puno, Peru, and also often teaches at the University Mayor de San Andres in La Paz, Bolivia.
In addition, Joe is President of Pax Romana / Catholic Movement for Intellectual & Cultural Affairs USA, and Editor of its Pacem in Terris Press was well as Director of its Pacem in Terris Global Leadership Ecumenical Initiative, all of which are based in Washington DC, and which seek a postmodern artistic, intellectual, and spiritual renaissance for the emerging Global Civilization and World Church.
Joe is also Vice-Chair of Catholic Scholars for Worker Justice based in the Boston area, and a member of the International Association for Catholic Social Thought based at the University of Leuven in Belgium.
Earlier, Joe served as an Associate at the Center of Concern, a Washington DC institute for research and education on international issues founded jointly by the Jesuits and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Later, he served as founding Executive Director of PILLAR, a research and education institute for Catholic lay leadership then located at Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey.
Joe's most important book is MODERN CATHOLIC SOCIAL TEACHING: THE POPES CONFRONT THE INDUSTRIAL AGE 1740-1958. He is currently completing a series of volumes on Postmodern Catholic Social Teaching for the Postmodern Global Era. His best known book (written with Peter Henriot), SOCIAL ANALYSIS: LINKING FAITH & JUSTICE, has had more than 20 printings in the United States, plus 4 foreign-language translations, and 2 foreign English editions. It is still used in seminaries, colleges, and universities, as well as by grass-roots communities.
Joe has lectured at many US universities, including Georgetown, Harvard, Notre Dame, Princeton, and also at many foreign universities, including the Institut Catholique in Paris, France; the National University of the Altiplano in Puno, Peru; the Pontifical Catholic University in Sao Paulo, Brazil; Sogang University in Seoul, Korea; Sophia University in Tokyo, Japan; the University of San Andres Mayor in La Paz, Bolivia.