Stephen Schneck

A Washington-based public lecturer and Catholic political activist, Schneck recently retired as Director of the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies at The Catholic University of America. He is a frequent media source for queries about Catholicism and contemporary public issues, having offered commentary for most national print, radio, television, and online news sources. He writes regularly for the Catholic and religious media.

In 2015 President Obama appointed Schneck to the White House Advisory Council for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. He serves on the governing boards for Sojourners and for Democrats for Life of America.

A political philosopher by training, Schneck received his doctorate from the University of Notre Dame. He holds a tenured faculty position at The Catholic University of America, where he served for many years as a professor. His academic books and articles range in topic from from political philosophy to public policy. (For a listing of his academic publications see his CV at the Institute website.)

For speaking engagements or media commentary, see the contact page of this website. Beginning in 2018, Schneck has opened a consulting practice to assist non-profit organizations involved in advocating Catholic social justice teachings in public life. For consulting inquiries, please also see the contact page of this website.

Born and raised in Iowa, Schneck now lives in the Washington, DC area.