New England

Curriculum Vitae

B.A., Thomas Aquinas College, 2012; M.A., Philosophy, Boston College, 2013; Teacher's Assistant, Accademia Vivarium Novum, 2015-2016; Teaching Fellow, Boston University, 2017-2020; Adjunct Professor, St. John's Seminary, 2019-2020; Instructor, Thomas More College of the Liberal Arts, 2019-2023; M.A., Classics: Ancient Greek, Boston University, 2023; Ph.D., Philosophy, Boston University, ABD; Tutor, Thomas Aquinas College, 2023-

 Publications & Presentations

  • “The Road from ἔνδοξα to ἐπιστήμη: Arriving at Definition through Dialectic” Society for Aristotelian-Thomistic Studies, Santa Paula, CA: June 2017

  • “The Road from ἔνδοξα to ἐπιστήμη: The Place of Dialectic in Aristotelian Epistemology” Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association, Vol. 92, 2018: Philosophy, Catholicism, and Public Life

  • “Three Prerequisites to Understanding Aristotle’s Definition of Motion” Collegium Phaenomenologicum, Citta di Castello, Italy: June 2018

  • “Aristotle’s Topics: Dialectic’s Place in the Epistemological Structure of Aristotle” American Catholic Philosophical Association, San Diego, CA: November 2018

  • “Hesiod, the other poet: The Eclipse of Hesiod in Aristotle’s Poetics” Northeast Catholic College Conference, Warner, NH: February 2019


Growing up in Dallas and Houston, Texas, Joshua Lo (’12) nurtured dreams of becoming a concert cellist. Yet he reconsidered those dreams when he enrolled at Thomas Aquinas College in 2008. “I loved it,” he says. “I wanted to continue thinking about these matters for the rest of my life.”

The first matters that Mr. Lo thought about after graduating were the two subjects that gave him the most difficulty as a student. “Some of my weak points were languages and logic,” he says. “I worked hard to rectify those after TAC, which paved my graduate and postgraduate studies.”

After earning a master’s degree in philosophy at Boston College, he brushed up on his languages by serving as a teacher’s assistant at the Accademia Vivarium Novum, a Latin and Ancient Greek immersion program in Rome. And he is now in the process of completing his doctorate from Boston University as he finalizes his dissertation, “On Aristotle’s Inductive Syllogism in Prior Analytics II.23.”

Having thus rectified any lingering deficiencies in language and logic, Mr. Lo continued his New England academic journey by accepting a position as an instructor at the Thomas More College of the Liberal Arts (TMC) in 2019, the same year that Thomas Aquinas College opened the doors of its Northfield, Massachusetts, campus. With multiple friends on the College’s faculty, and with TMC only 90 minutes away, he paid several visits to TAC-New England over the years. When the opportunity arose to teach at his alma mater, he could not let it pass.

“I very much enjoyed working at Thomas More,” Mr. Lo explains, but he missed the College’s integrated curriculum, in which tutors teach across the disciplines, so as to help students better make the connections between them. “One of the things that drew me back to TAC was the opportunity to teach math and the sciences again,” he adds. 

Taking a position at the College’s New England campus was both a relief — being able to continue his academic career without leaving a region that he has come to call home — as well as an opportunity, allowing him to contribute to a pioneering moment in the College’s history. “There’s a fresh zeal here, which I imagine was at the very founding of Thomas Aquinas College,” he says. “I am happy to be part of the new adventure here.”