• Dr. Don St. John was presented The Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching at the end of spring semester, 2010. This award has been presented annually at Moravian College since 1964 to the faculty member selected on the basis of a poll of seniors, faculty, and administrators, with the final choice made by a panel of past recipients, the Dean of the College, and the President.  The criteria for selection are excellence in teaching, professional development, and relationship to students.

Dr. Don St. John
Professor Emeritus of Religion


B.A., St. Francis College (PA)
M.A., Temple University
Ph.D., Fordham University

Religions of Asia, Native American Religions, and Environmental Philosophy/Spirituality.

Dr. St. John has focused much of his recent research and publishing on Thomas Merton (1915-1968), the American Catholic spiritual writer. In 2004 Don won a Catholic Press Association award for "Teilhard in the 21st Century: The Emerging Spirit of Earth," co-edited with Arthur Fabel. Editor of "Teilhard Studies" from 1994-2007, Don is also founder and editor of "Ecospirit," a mini-journal dedicated to the exploration of ecological spirituality.


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Email: medps01@moravian.edu