George N. Shuster Professor of Philosophy
A specialist in ancient philosophy and metaphysics, Christopher Shields joined Notre Dame from the University of Oxford, where he was chair of the Faculty Board of Philosophy and a fellow of Lady Margaret Hall. He also previously served on the philosophy and classics faculties at the University of Colorado at Boulder and Colby College, and has held visiting positions at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, St. Louis University, Yale, Cornell, and Stanford, among other institutions. Professor Shields has published widely on the ancient philosophers, primarily on Aristotle and Plato, and has received awards for both his teaching and research.
This professorship was established by the University to honor George Shuster (’15, ’20 MA), a former chair of the Department of English and associate editor of Ave Maria Press. A perpetual scholar and student, Shuster earned more than 15 degrees over his lifetime.