Michael Dauphinais


Michael A. Dauphinais, PhD, serves as the Father Matthew Lamb Professor of Catholic Theology and co-director of the Aquinas Center for Theological Renewal at Ave Maria University in Florida. He holds academic degrees from Duke University and the University of Notre Dame. He has co-authored with Matthew Levering Knowing the Love of Christ: An Introduction to the Theology of Thomas Aquinas and Holy People, Holy Land: A Theological Introduction to the Bible.


His newly co-authored book, Wisdom from the Word: Biblical Answers to Ten Questions about Catholicism, was published by Word on Fire Press in 2021. The author of numerous scholarly articles, he has co-edited over 10 scholarly books in the areas of Thomas Aquinas, the Bible, and the renewal of Catholic theology.


His favorite courses are on C.S. Lewis, the Triune God, the Bible, seminars on the great books, and anything on Aquinas. In October 2022, he launched a new podcast The Catholic Theology Show to help a wide audience discover the richness of coming to understand God as he has revealed himself in Jesus Christ. A grateful revert to the Catholic Church, he has been married to his wife, Nancy, for almost 30 years.