Robert Dodaro, is president of the Augustinian Patristic Institute in Rome. He specializes in the writings of the Latin Fathers, especially those of Augustine of Hippo, the philosopher, theologian, and pre-eminent Doctor of the Church who remains a central figure in Western thought. A summa cum laude graduate of Villanova University, Dr. Dodaro received his M.Div. from Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, a licentiate in sacred theology and patristics from the Augustinian Patristic Institute, a doctorate in philosophy from Oxford University in 1993, and a second doctorate in sacred theology and patristics from the Augustinian in 2004. He was ordained a Roman Catholic priest in 1981. Joining the theology faculty of the Patristic Institute in 1993, he was appointed to the faculty of theology of the Pontifical Lateran University in 2001 and named a professor of theology as well as president of the Patristic Institute three years later. Dr. Dodaro serves as associate editor of the Augustinus-Lexikon. In addition to publishing numerous papers in scholarly journals, he is the co-editor of two books, (with George Lawless) Augustine and his Critics: Essays in Honor of Gerald Bonner (2000) and (with E. Margaret Atkins) Augustine: Political Writings (2001). His Christ and the Just Society in the Thought of Augustine, a work of historical theology that considers Augustine’s political thought and ethics in relation to his theology, was published in 2004 by Cambridge University Press.