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About Mark D. Morelli

Dr. Morelli received his Ph.D. from University of Toronto. He began teaching at Loyola Marymount University in 1980. He was involved in the conception and implementation of the Graduate Program in Philosophy at LMU in 2000 and directed the Graduate Program for thirteen years.


Present Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, Loyola Marymount University Department of Philosophy


Research Interests

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Honors and Awards

  • 1997-99 Robert H. Taylor SJ Chair in Philosophy, Loyola Marymount University
  • 1990-95 Chair, Department of Philosophy, Loyola Marymount University
  • 2000-01 Acting Chair, Department of Philosophy, Loyola Marymount University
  • 1997-98 President, Philosophers in Jesuit education
  • Executive Board Member, American Catholic Philosophical Association, 2003-2005
  • Member, Governing Board, Association of Philosophers in Jesuit Education, 1995-1998.
  • Founding Member, Executive Board, Lonergan Philosophical Society, 1994 – present.
  • Founding Member, West Coast Methods Institute, 1983- present.
  • Member, Editorial Board of Consultants, The Collected Works of Bernard Lonergan, [Toronto and New York: University of Toronto Press], 1988 - present.
  • Program Chair, West Coast Methods Institute, 1996-present.


  • Modern Philosophy II: Kant to Hegel
  • Plato's Gorgias
  • Plato's Dialogues
  • Hegel's Phenomenology
  • Philosophical Inquiry


M.A., Ph.D., University of Toronto ‐ Philosophy
B.A., University of Santa Clara ‐ Philosophy

Contact Information

Mailing Address:
Department of Philosophy
Loyola Marymount University
One LMU Drive
Los Angeles, CA, USA 90045

Office Phone: 310.338.7384