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College of Arts and Sciences

Daniel Gallagher

Senior Lecturer

Department and Program Affiliations:

Academic focus:
Latin language, medieval philosophy

Current research project: 
The notion of “participation” in the philosophy of Thomas Aquinas

Previous positions: 
Papal Latinist, Secretariat of State, Vatican, 2007-2017
Instructor in Latin, Paideia Institute for Humanistic Study, 2013-2017
Adjunct Professor of Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, Aquinas College, 2017
Lecturer in Italian, Department of Foreign Languages, Saint Mary’s College, 2017
Adjunct Professor of Latin, Department of Classics, University of Notre Dame, 2017
Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, Sacred Heart Major Seminary, 2002-2007

Academic background: 
M.A., Education, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2002
S.T.L., Theology, Gregorian University, Rome, 2000
S.T.B, Theology, Gregorian University, Rome, 1998
M.A., Philosophy, Catholic University of America, 1995
B.S., Microbiology, University of Michigan, 1993

Last book read:
“Sun Moon Earth: The History of Solar Eclipses from Omens of Doom to Einstein and Exoplanets,” by Tyler Nordgren

In your own time/when not working:
Loving my family, walking in the woods, watching the sky, and listening to music

Courses you’re most looking forward to teaching:
Cicero’s Letters, Conversational Latin

What most excites you about Cornell:
The people!