Reverend Kevin P. Quinn, SJ, JD, PhD


University President and Professor of Philosophy

Phone: 570.941.7500

Website:  See here

Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., is University President and Professor of Philosophy since July 2011.  He joined the Scranton community from Santa Clara University where he served as Executive Director of the Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education (see here) and Professor of Law.

Father Quinn entered the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) in 1973. He was ordained a Roman Catholic priest in 1985.  He is a graduate of Fordham University and holds advanced degrees in theology from the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley (now the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University).  He received his law degree and Ph.D. (in jurisprudence and social policy) from the University of California at Berkeley.

After finishing law school, Father Quinn clerked for Judge Joseph M. McLaughlin of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and also served as a visiting lecturer in law at Santa Clara University.  He began teaching at Georgetown University Law Center in 1994 and was appointed Professor of Law in 2000.  While at Georgetown, he taught Civil Procedure, Decedents' Estates, Jurisprudence, and offered seminars in Legal Justice and Bioethics and the Law.  He also served and a Faculty Affiliate of the Kennedy Institute of Ethics.  At Santa Clara, he offered a seminar in Bioethics and the Law.

Father Quinn’s scholarship is primarily in health care ethics and he has published book chapters and journal pieces on issues of contemporary culture, bioethics, and genetics.  His law review articles have appeared in several journals, including the Southern California Law Review, the California Law Review, the Georgetown Law Journal, and Jurimetrics.