Kevin P. Spicer, C.S.C., is the Dean of the May School of Arts and Sciences and the James J. Kenneally Distinguished Professor of History at Stonehill College. Father Kevin’s research centers on the relationship between the Roman Catholic Church and the German state under National Socialism. Currently, he is working on a study on the relationship of Jews and Catholics in Germany from 1918 to 1945.

Father Kevin is the author of Hitler’s Priests: Catholic Clergy and National Socialism (2008/2018; Italian translation 2010; Polish translation 2025) and Resisting the Third Reich: The Catholic Clergy in Hitler’s Berlin (2004). He co-edited and co-translated with Martina Cucchiara The Evil that Surrounds Us: The WWII Memoir of Erna Becker-Kohen (2017).  He also edited Antisemitism, Christian Ambivalence, and the Holocaust (2007) and co-edited with Rebecca Carter-Chand Religion, Ethnonationalism, and Antisemitism In the Era of the Two World Wars (2022).

He is co-editor of Studies in Christian-Jewish Relations, the scholarly journal of the Council of Centers on Jewish Christian Relations (CCJR), a member of the Academic Advisory Board of theologie.geschichte: Zeitschrift für Theologie und Kulturgeschichte, a contributing editor for Contemporary Church History Quarterly, and chair of the Advisory Board of Seton Hill University’s National Catholic Center for Holocaust Education.

Previously, Fr. Kevin served as CCJR Chair, a faculty and academic board member for Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE), and a member of the Holocaust Educational Foundation’s Academic Advisory Council, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Committee on Ethics, Religion, and the Holocaust, and Facing History’s International Scholars’ Board of Advisors.


  • Ph.D., European History (2000), Boston College
  • M.A., European History (1996), Boston College
  • M.Div., Pastoral Ministry & Theology (1991), University of St. Michael’s College
  • B.A., History (1987), Stonehill College


  • Adolf Hitler and Nazi Germany (HIS 347)
  • The Christian Churches in Nazi Germany (HIS 326)
  • The Holocaust (HIS 355)