Peter H. Beisheim


Peter H. Beisheim is Professor of Religious Studies and has been a faculty member at Stonehill College since 1968. He was the Director of the College’s Institute for Justice and Peace from 1978 to 2005.

His primary focus of teaching is Roman Catholic Ecclesiology, with a specific focus in recent years on Catholic Social Teaching and its application to various national and global issues.

Early in his Stonehill career, he began researching and teaching a course on Death, Dying and Bereavement which led to his involvement in the Hospice Movement and co-founding Old Colony Hospice which serves numerous towns south of Boston.

He is an active member of the College Theology Society and from 1999 to 2004 he coordinated the Teaching Workshop held just prior to the Society’s Annual Meeting. Presently he serves on the Justice and Peace Advisory Committee of the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU).


  • B.A., St. John's Seminary
  • M.Ed., State College at Boston
  • M.A., University of Notre Dame
  • Ph.D., Fordham University

Courses Taught

  • Global Catholicism
  • Church & Social Justice
  • Death
  • Justice, Peace, Ecology