William C. Mattison, III, PhD.
Associate Professor of Moral Theology
Dr. Mattison has been Assistant Professor of Moral Theology at The Catholic University of America since his appointment in 2006. Before that he had spent two years as an assistant professor of moral theology at both Mount St. Mary's University (2004-2006) and the University of Notre Dame (2002-2004). He completed his Ph.D. in moral theology & Christian ethics at Notre Dame in 2002, where he wrote a dissertation on the role of the passions in the moral life according to St. Thomas Aquinas. His teaching and research focus is on fundamental moral theology and virtue theory.
He is the author of numerous journal articles and book chapters, and also wrote Introducing Moral Theology: True Happiness and the Virtues (Brazos Press, 2008), which is already being used to teach moral theology in dozens of colleges and universities in the U.S. and abroad. He holds or has held leadership positions in numerous American scholarly societies, including the Society of Christian Ethics, the Catholic Theological Society of America, and the New Wine, New Wineskins symposium. He lives in McLean, VA with his wife Courtney and their two sons Billy and Jack.