EPPC Welcomes Theresa Farnan as Fellow in Its Person and Identity Project


January 17, 2023


The Ethics and Public Policy Center is pleased to announce that Theresa Farnan, Ph.D., has joined the organization as a Fellow in its Person and Identity Project. She will join the Project’s Director, Mary Rice Hasson, in promoting the truth of the human person and addressing the challenges of gender ideology.

Farnan is the co-author of two books, Get Out Now: Why You Should Pull Your Child from Public School Before It’s Too Late and Where Did I Come From? Where Am I Going? How Do I Get There? She has taught at St. Paul Seminary in Pittsburgh, Franciscan University of Steubenville, and Mount St. Mary’s Seminary and has worked with the diaconate formation program for the Dioceses of Harrisburg and Pittsburgh.

She served as a consultant to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life, and Youth and is a member of the Catholic Women’s Forum Advisory Council. She has lectured widely on the gender ideology, Catholic education, theology of the body, the personalism of Pope John Paul II, the philosophy of St. Thomas Aquinas, and the vocation and dignity of women. She hosted St. Thomas Aquinas in Today’s World on the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN).

Farnan received her master’s degree and her doctorate in Medieval Studies from the University of Notre Dame. She and her husband, Michael, have ten children.

Praise for Theresa Farnan

The Ethics and Public Policy Center’s appointment of Theresa Farnan as a fellow could not be timelier in light of the ongoing policy debates that fundamentally concern the nature of the human person. Dr. Farnan is not only a superior scholar, but she has been a remarkable witness personally in raising ten children, including one with special needs. I look forward to Dr. Farnan’s further contributions in the years ahead.

Keith Rothfus
Former Member
U.S. House of Representatives (PA-12)

Theresa Farnan combines a wide knowledge of philosophy and theology with a clear-eyed realism of the practical situations of modern family life. Her recent work on the human person, identity, and education is a tremendous resource for parents and all those seeking to steer a path through confusion on those topics.

Sara Perla
The Catholic Project
The Catholic University of America

Theresa Farnan’s work is uniformly well-researched, courageous, well-written, and thoughtful.

Paul Kengor
Senior Director & Chief Academic Fellow
The Institute for Faith & Freedom
Grove City College

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