Dr. Vincent McCarthy received his Ph.D. from Stanford University in religion and philosophy and is professor of philosophy at Saint Joseph's University, where he has also served as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and provost. He studied at Union Theological Seminary, Fordham University (A.B., Classics), Yale University, the University of Paris (Fellow of the French Foreign Ministry), and the University of Copenhagen (Marshall Fellow).
He was a Fulbright Senior Scholar and Humboldt Fellow at the University of Tuebingen, Germany, and was dean of a University of Maryland Germany campus. He has been guest professor at Yale University and the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. McCarthy's specialties include 19th-century philosophy, religious thought, and culture, and he has published widely in these areas. He is the author of a study of Kierkegaard's psychology and of a study of the role of religion in 19th-century German philosophy.
Dr. McCarthy joined the faculty of the Curtis Institute of Music in 2005.