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.