Michael L. Rende, Ph.D.

Michael RendeLecturer, Philosophy

Michael Rende earned his BA in Political Science and Philosophy at the University of San Francisco. Continuing his graduate education at Marquette University, he earned a Ph.D. in Religious Studies. Subsequently, he has taught in the Religious Studies and Philosophy departments of numerous universities: Marquette U., Gonzaga U., Santa Clara U., University of San Francisco, and Notre Dame de Namur University. His current research focuses on the topic of theological method and its relationships to philosophy, history, and the natural sciences. His publications include the book, Bernard Lonergan On Conversion: the Development of a Notion. University Press of America, Lanham Maryland.


  • Ph.D., Marquette University
  • BA, University of San Francisco

Courses Taught

  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Philosophy of Science
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Ancient Philosophy
  • Modern Philosophy
  • Professional Ethics and Social Responsibility