Philip Charles Novak, PhD

Philip has written four books (The World's Wisdom (150,000 copies in print); The Inner Journey; The Vision of Nietzsche; and Buddhism: A Concise Introduction). He has published 65 articles (all available on Dominican Scholar) and has 40 years of teaching experience. He also served for two years as interim dean of Dominican's School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (now LAE).


Syracuse University, PhD, Religion
Syracuse University, MA, Religion 
University of Notre Dame, BA, English 

Honors and Awards

  • Graves Award for Distinguished Teaching of Humanities
  • Sarlo Distinguished Professor, Dominican
  • Syracuse University Fellowship
  • Sr. Aquinas Distinguished Service at Dominican Award

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