Saint Vincent College is a welcoming environment, sharing the core values of the Benedictine tradition, especially hospitality, community, love, prayer and respect for the dignity of all.
Founded in 1846 by Boniface Wimmer, a monk from Bavaria, we are the first Benedictine college in the United States. Saint Vincent College has striven to embody the ideals and character of the 1,500-year-old heritage of Benedictine education. For 170 years, the monks of Saint Vincent have exemplified and carried on this living Benedictine tradition.
Got monks? We do, and we’re proud of it.
Dr. Foss is Associate Professor of Politics and Director of the Saint Vincent Center for Catholic Thought and Culture. Dr. Foss grew up in Colorado and Montana before going to Texas for college and graduate school. He earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of Dallas in Politics and his master’s and doctorate at Baylor University in Political Science. He has been at Saint Vincent since 2011.
Dr. Foss has authored two books. Most recently his Flannery O’Connor and the Perils of Governing by Tenderness was published by Lexington Press as part of its Literature and Politics Series. His earlier book is Constitutional Democracy and Judicial Supremacy: John Rawls and the Transformation of American Politics. Other recent publications include: