Dr. van Versendaal is Professor of Philosophy at Magdalen College of the Liberal Arts in Warner, N.H. Both his research and his teaching are concerned with the fruitful exchange between Catholic philosophy and theology. He turns to principal figures in the tradition – Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Aquinas, Hegel, Blondel, Wojtyla among others – with attention to the meaning of being and of the human person, especially as contemplated in the light cast by God's self-revelation in Christ. Dr. van Versendaal received his doctorate from the Pontifical John Paul II Institute in Washington, D.C., in 2019, having written his dissertation on the anthropology of the Catholic philosopher Ferdinand Ulrich, focusing on the communal character of freedom. He has published several articles in Communio: International Catholic Review and his most recent conference papers have addressed Dante’s Paradiso, St. Augustine in conversation with Hegel, St. Anselm in conversation with Nietzsche, and St. Thomas Aquinas.