Alan Vincelette, PhD.
Associate Professor of Philosophy
Dr. Vincelette came to philosophy by way of biology where he was previously a research assistant at the University of Illinois at Chicago in Molecular Biology (1989) and at the San Bernardino County Museum in Paleontology (1990). Dr. Vincelette previously taught biology at Chaffey College in Rancho Cucamonga, California (1999), and philosophy at St. John’s Seminary College (2000-2004), before joining the faculty of St. John’s Seminary in 2004. His areas of specialization include medieval theories of ethics and contemporary Catholic philosophy. Besides co-authoring a paper on fossil horses, Dr. Vincelette has translated or co-translated two volumes of the works of Pierre Rousselot, The Problem of Love in the Middle Ages (Marquette University Press, 2001) and Essays on Love and Knowledge (Marquette University Press, 2008). Dr. Vincelette has also published entries on ethics and contemporary Anglican and Catholic philosophers in the Encyclopedia of British Philosophy (Thoemmes Continuum, 2006), The Encyclopedia of Love in World Religions (ABC-CLIO, 2007), New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement 2012-2013 (Gale, 2013), and has published the books Recent Catholic Philosophy: The Nineteenth-Century (Marquette University Press, 2010), and Recent Catholic Philosophy: The Twentieth-Century (Marquette University Press, 2011).