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Donald Burgo, Ph.D.

Born on the island of Martha’s Vineyard, and reared in Massachusetts and Hawaii, Donald Paul Burgo holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy (with minors in Theology and English) from the University of San Francisco. Selected as a Woodrow Wilson and an NDEA fellow, he did his graduate studies at the Divinity School of the University of Chicago, where he received and M.A. and the Doctor of Philosophy degree. His areas of specialization included theology and modern literature, foundational theology, and philosophy of religion. Dr. Burgo taught at Fontbonne University for thirty-seven years, retiring in 2008. He served as chairperson of the department of religion for more than twenty-five years and acting Vice-President and Dean for Academic Affairs for one year (1992-93). In January 2006 he was appointed the first holder of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet Endowed Chair in Catholic Thought. He has also taught at Saint Louis University.

A member of the Catholic Theological Society of America and the American Academy of Religion, Dr. Burgo is the recipient of the Chaminade University Senior Award for Creative Excellence in Philosophy, the Joan Goostree Stevens Award for Excellence in Teaching, the Emerson Electric Company Award for Teaching, and the Governor of Missouri Award for Excellence in Teaching. He served for eight years as a drama critic and book reviewer for The West End Word, and has lectured extensively at churches and for business organizations in the Saint Louis area. He is also a former five-time champion on Jeopardy!