David J Collins

Title

Associate Professor and Director of Doctoral Studies
Jesuit Father

Department

Department of History
General profile

Portrait

Phone

+1 202-687-6058

Alt. phone

202-687-4000

Fax

202-687-7245

Location

596 ICC

Office hours

(see course syllabi)

Bio

Prof. David J. Collins, S.J., is proudly a native of Washington, DC. After twenty years of Jesuit training and doctoral studies that took him to Philadelphia, Boston, Munich, and Chicago, among other venues, he returned in 2004 to join the History Department at Georgetown University. Prof. Collins is an intellectual and cultural historian of the late Middle Ages. He has published extensively on the cult of the saints, Renaissance humanism, and learned magic, especially in Germany. Prof. Collins entered the Society of Jesus (the Jesuit Order) in 1987 and was ordained a Catholic priest in 1998.

Education

  • Ph.D. (2004) Northwestern University, History
  • M.A. (2000) Northwestern University, History
  • S.T.L. (1998) Weston Jesuit School of Theology, History of Christianity
  • M.Div. (1997) Weston Jesuit School of Theology, Theology
  • B.Phil. (1991) Hochschule fuer Philosophie, Munich, Philosophy
  • B.A. (1987) University of Virginia, History

Languages

  • French (read)
  • German (speak, read, write)
  • German, Middle High (ca. 1050-1500) (read)
  • Latin (read)
  • Spanish (read)