Dr. phil. Jan C. Bentz was born and raised in Germany, and graduated from High School in St. Louis (MI) as a foreign exchange student. Professor Bentz holds a doctorate in Philosophy (Dr. phil.) from the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum in Rome, a Master’s in Sacred Art, Architecture, and Liturgy and a Master’s in Church and Religious Studies. During his career as a journalist he has contributed to EWTN in English and German, Inside the Vatican, The Catholic Herald, Catholic News Agency, Jüdische Rundschau,and Nasze Slowo. He worked as a producer for EWTN focusing on the Vatican, the Pope, and Rome in general. His fields of expertise in Philosophy include the history of philosophy and the history of philosophy of art. Prof. Bentz teaches Philosophy for The Catholic University of America, Christendom College, and IES Study Abroad in Rome.