Jesuit Father Robert Spitzer, Ph.D., was president of Gonzaga University from 1998 to 2009. While president, he significantly increased the programs and curricula in faith, ethics, service, and leadership, and led the efforts to build 20 new facilities, increased the student population by 75 percent, and raised more than $200 million for scholarships and capital projects.
He has made many TV appearances including: Larry King Live (debating Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow), the Today Show (debating on the topic of active euthanasia), The History Channel in “God and The Universe,” a multiple part PBS series “Closer to the Truth,” and the Hugh Hewitt Show.
Currently, he appears weekly on EWTN in “Father Spitzer’s Universe.”
Father Spitzer entered the Jesuits in 1974 and took his final vows in 1992. He has numerous degrees, but his academic specialties include (1) philosophy of science, particularly space-time theory and transcendent implications of contemporary big bang cosmology, (2) metaphysics, particularly the theory of time and philosophy of God, and (3) organizational ethics and its relationship to personal and cultural transformation. Other studies include leadership, historical exegesis of the New Testament, the life issues, and philosophy of culture.
He has founded the Magis Center in Garden Grove, Calf., Spitzer Catholic Institute in Ann Arbor, Mich., Colleagues in Jesuit Business Education, Healing the Culture in Seattle, Wash., University Faculty for Life at Georgetown University and Philosophical Foundations of Physics at Georgetown University.
To learn more, visit: https://www.magiscenter.com/meet-fr-spitzer/