Steven A. Long, Ph.D. is an ordinary/full Professor of Theology, and a Corresponding Academician of the Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas Aquinas, appointed in 2011. He has previously taught at the University of St. Thomas, at St. Joseph’s College, Christendom College, and the Catholic University of America. His research interests include Thomistic metaphysics and natural law as integral constituents of theological method; providence, predestination, and the theology of grace in relation to human freedom; the philosophy and theology of Law; and such specific moral considerations as the death penalty and the nature of the object of the moral act. He is the author of The Teleological Grammar of the Moral Act, which was published in 2007 by Sapientia Press; Natura Pura: On the Recovery of Nature in the Doctrine of Grace, which was published by Fordham University Press in April of 2010; and Analogia Entis: On the Analogy of Being, Metaphysics, and the Act of Faith, which was published by the University of Notre Dame Press in 2011. Along with the Academic Dean of the St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity at the University of St. Thomas, Dr. Christopher Thompson, he is the co-editor of the collection of essays derived from the Lilly sponsored Habits of Mind seminars, titled Reason and the Rule of Faith and published by University Press of America in 2010. He has published many articles in such journals as Communio, The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly, Nova et Vetera, Revue Thomiste, and The Thomist, as well as chapters on such topics as divine providence, the death penalty and Evangelium Vitae, the doctrine of just war, and religious freedom. He has recently served as the guest editor for a special issue of The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly (in the Vol. 13, no. 1 of 2013) wholly devoted to a critique of the new natural law theory developed by Germain Grisez and further developed and applied by authors such as John Finnis and Robert George. He holds an M.A. from the University of Toledo and a Ph.D. from the Catholic University of America.