Joseph Lanzilotti

Math, Classics

About Joseph

Joseph holds a doctorate (PhD) in Theology (with a Specialization in Person, Marriage, and Family) from the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family (Washington, DC), a Master of Arts degree in Theology from Ave Maria University (Ave Maria, FL), and a Bachelor of Science (Magna Cum Laude) degree in Biology with a second major in Philosophy from DeSales University (Center Valley, PA). He also holds a certification in health care ethics from The National Catholic Bioethics Center (Philadelphia, PA) and has been trained to teach the Creighton Model for integration with NaProTechnology.

Joseph joined The Heights faculty in 2022. He taught for one outstanding year in The Valley (5th grade) before beginning his current role as a teacher in the Upper School. Joseph is currently teaching Algebra II and Elementary Latin. He is a contributor to The Heights Forum and has been a guest speaker for a workshop on mentoring.

Joseph has taught Biochemistry at Dominican College (Blauvelt, NY), Theology at DeSales University (Center Valley, PA), and a Bioethics continuing education seminar at the Pontifical John Paul II Institute (Washington, DC). Joseph has a great interest in theological and philosophical anthropology, the interplay between theology and literature, and Communio/ressourecement theology. His doctoral dissertation examined the patristic anthropological synthesis identified by Joseph Ratzinger/Pope Benedict XVI centered on the rich biblical understanding of the heart as a principle of unity and integration.

Having grown up in rural northwest New Jersey, Dr. Lanzilotti developed a great love for the natural world. He enjoys gardening, beekeeping, trail running, swimming, hiking, and skiing. Joseph and his wife have a three-year-old son and a newborn daughter. They reside in Reston, VA.

Upper School