Dr. Richard Spinello is an associate research professor at Boston College where he teaches ethics courses and conducts an annual seminar on the thought of Saint John Paul II. He is also a member of the adjunct faculty at St. John’s Seminary in Boston. He received his Ph.D in philosophy from Fordham University.
Dr. Spinello's interest in Pope John Paul II began with the reading of the 1993 encyclical Veritatis Splendor (The Splendor of Truth). This document inspired him to explore the earlier writings of Karol Wojtyla, including Love and Responsibility.
Dr. Spinello is the author of The Genius of John Paul II: The Great Pope’s Moral Wisdom, The Encyclicals of John Paul II: An Introduction and Commentary, along with numerous other books and articles on ethical theory and applied ethics.