Dr. Rioux teaches philosophy.
Dr. Rioux is an award-winning professor and chair of the philosophy department at Benedictine College, where he has taught for almost 30 years. A graduate of Thomas Aquinas College, he earned his M.A. and Ph.D. in philosophy from the Center for Thomistic Studies in Houston. Specializing in the thought of Aristotle and Thomas Aquinas, he has published textbooks in logic and natural philosophy, and articles in the philosophy of mathematics; a book on Thomas Aquinas' philosophy of mathematics is in the works. He and Benedictine's chair of theology regularly offer great books classes in philosophy and theology. Dr. Rioux and his wife, Maria, raise their children in a farmhouse in rural Kansas. They have been designing their own curricula and educating their children at home for over 25 years.
Dr. Rioux teaches the following courses:
Fallacies and Paradoxes
Philosophy 101: What Do Philosophers Do and How Do They Do It?
Introduction to Early Modern Philosophy
Natural Theology (Philosophy of God)
St. Thomas on the Human Person
"Dr. Rioux is a great teacher."
"Dr Rioux presented the subject matter with great intensity and joy. These qualities were contagious and I even looked forward to doing the homework"
"Thank you so much for offering this course it was a great opportunity for me as I prepare for college this fall."