Dr. Arthur Hippler is chairman of the Religion Department and teaches religion for Providence eLearning. Since 2001, he has been Visiting Professor with the Institute for Pastoral Theology of Ave Maria University. Before coming to Providence eLearning, he served the Catholic Diocese of La Crosse (Wisconsin), teaching moral theology and social ethics in the diocesan programs for lay formation and continuing education for teachers. He is the author of Citizens of the Heavenly City: A Catechism of Catholic Social Teaching, published by Borromeo Books. He received his bachelor's in Liberal Arts from Thomas Aquinas College in California, and his doctorate in Philosophy from Boston College.