Edward Tverdek, OFM

Adjunct Professor of Philosophy



MA, Political Science, University of Illinois at Chicago

PhD, Philosophy, University of Illinois at Chicago


Edward is a Franciscan working in pastoral ministry.  His past academic work has been in the area of moral & political philosophy – particularly, Marxist and feminist theory, political economy, environmental politics, and the nature of privacy and surveillance.  His current work examines the language, ethics, and epistemology of religious belief and the “grammar” of Catholic faith.  In addition to Philosophy and Political Science, Edward has taught traditional American musical styles on various stringed instruments both privately and at Chicago’s venerable Old Town School of Folk Music.


The Moral Weight of Ecology (Lexington/Rowman & Littlefield, 2015)

“Scripture as the Occasion for Feminism,” Theophilus, vol. 2, no. 1, (April 2015), pp. 1-12.


“Analytic Theology as Contextual Theology,” Australian eJournal of Theology, vol. 18, no. 3, (December 2011), pp. 197-210.


“The Myth of Public Anonymity,” Public Affairs Quarterly, vol. 22, no. 2, (April 2008), pp. 197-211.


“What Makes Information ‘Public’?,” Public Affairs Quarterly, vol. 22, no. 1, (January 2008), pp. 63-77.


“The Limits to Terrorist Profiling,” Public Affairs Quarterly, vol. 20, no. 2, (April 2006), pp. 175-203.