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Richard A. McCormick, S.J., Chair of Catholic Moral Theology


Hille Haker, Richard A. McCormick, S.J., Chair of Moral Theology

Hille Haker is the Richard McCormick, S. J., Chair of Moral Theology at Loyola University Chicago. She earned her doctorate (1997) and habilitation (2001) at the University of Tübingen and her dissertation – “Moralische Identität: Literarische Lebensgeschichten als Medium ethischer Reflexion” (“Moral Identity: Literary Life Stories as a Medium of Ethical Reflection”) - was awarded the dissertation prize in Catholic Theology in 1998. Prior to joining the faculty at Loyola, Dr. Haker was Chair of Moral Theology and Social Ethics in the Catholic Theology Department of Frankfurt University (2005 to 2009), Associate Professor of Christian Ethics at Harvard Divinity School (2003 to 2005), and Heisenberg Research Scholar (2002 - 2003). In Frankfurt, she was a Colleague of the Institute of Social Research of the Frankfurt School and co-director of the Cornelia Goethe Center for Women's Studies. She also served as co-director of the newly founded Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaftern Bad homburg from 2007 - 2010.

At present, she is a member of the European Group on Ethics in Sciences and New Technologies (EGE) of the European Commission and is Co-Director of “Concilium,” an international journal of theology. She is also a member of the German Academy of Ethics in Medicine (AEM) and an associated member of the International Center for Ethics in the Sciences and Humanities, University of Tuebingen. 

Please select the link below to go to Prof. Haker's website:


Please select the link below to go to Prof. Haker's McCormick Chair inauguration address:

Hille Haker's Inauguration Address

''How Politics Became Impossible and Ethics Became Unnecessary: The Shrinking Vocabulary of Modern Public Life''
Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, 11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m
Robin Lovin
Piper Hall
Sponsored by the Richard A. McCormick, S.J. Chair of Catholic Moral Theology

''U.S. Energy and Environment: Science, Ethics, & Public Policies''
James Balog, Founder & Director, Extreme Ice Survey, Founder, Earth Vision Trust
Knut Nadelhoffer, University of Michigan
Larry Rasumussen, Union Theological Seminary
Emmanuel Agius, University of Malta
Howard Learner, Environmental Law and Policy Center
Donald Wuebbels, University of Illinois
Jame Schaefer, Marquette University
Mundelein Auditorium
Organized by the Office of the President, the Institute for Environmental Sustainability, the Department of Theology, and the Richard A. McCormick Chair of Catholic Moral Theology

''Storytelling as Sword and Shield: Oak Creek and Supermax - Two Case Studies''
September 26, 2013
Valarie Kaur
Damen Student Center MPR North
Sponsored by the Richard A. McCormick, S.J., Chair of Catholic Moral Theology

Richard A. McCormick S.J., Chair Events and Lectures

McCormick Chair Events and Lectures Archive

Short Biography of Richard A. McCormick, S. J.‌‌‌
Richard A. McCormick, S. J. Papers


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