The Center for Thomas More Studies
To promote the study of Thomas More, especially the contemporary implications of his principles of statesmanship in the pursuit of peace.
Publication of educational resources, especially the CTMS website to support research projects on Thomas More and statesmanship
- Scholarly conferences
- Regional conferences for teachers, offered in conjunction with local universities
- Courses on Thomas More, tailored to particular interests
- Grants for research and advanced study of Thomas More
Dr. Gerard Wegemer is professor of literature at the University of Dallas and the founding director of the Center for Thomas More Studies. Among his publications are Young Thomas More and the Arts of Liberty (2011), Thomas More on Statesmanship (1996) and Thomas More: A Portrait of Courage (1995). He edited The Thomas More Source Book (2004) with Dr. Stephen W. Smith, and is currently editing a paperback series of More’s major works.
Dr. Clarence Miller, Professor Emeritus at St. Louis University, served from 1979 to 1997 as the Executive Editor of Yale University’s The Complete Works of St. Thomas More. He has written, edited, and translated numerous works, including a recent translation of Utopia for Yale UP and several volumes of Erasmus’ works for Toronto UP. He has been an editor of Moreana since 1974, and he completed his doctorate at Harvard University.
Dr. Elizabeth McCutcheon, Professor Emerita and long-time chair of Graduate Studies at the University of Hawaii, served as president of the Amici Thomae Mori for many years. She has served as an editor of Moreana since 1976 as well as an editor of Cithara and for the Neo-Latin Society. Among her many publications on Thomas More and his circle is My Dear Peter: The Ars Poetica and Hermeneutics for More’s Utopia. She completed her M.A. and Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa.
Dr. Seymour Baker House, Professor of Ecclesiastical History, completed his doctorate at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, his masters at Concordia University in Montreal, taught at Otago University in New Zealand, at Université Catholique in Angers, France, and now as full professor and retired dean of Mount Angel College in Oregon. He joined the editorial board of Moreana in 1992.
Dr. Marie-Claire Phelippeau is Editor-in-chief of Moreana, the international journal dedicated to Thomas More studies that was begun in 1963. She has served as Professor of Language and Literature at Lycée Joffre in Montpellier (Hérault), France, and completed her doctorate at the University of Sorbonne in Paris.