The Universal Index of Doctoral Dissertations in Progress

Of use both to Ph.D. students and to the professors who advise them, this on-line resource lets you search for dissertations that are currently in process, which could possibly save a student/professor team the hassle and embarassment of duplicating a dissertation this is already "out there," or in the process of being put "out there." The site is

You can run searches based on language, academic institution, up to five keywords, and more. The is a main category for ‘religion,’ and philosophy comes under the heading of ‘Arts and Humanities.’ Oddly, searches for "Aquinas," "Thomist," and other keywords that would associated with the academic study of Thomas Aquinas, all failed to generate any hits. Oh, well. In time…

French and Spanish versions of the site will be available shortly.


Mark Johnson

Mark Johnson is an associate professor of Theology at Marquette University, and founded on Squarespace in November of 2004. He studied with James Weisheipl, Leonard Boyle, Walter Principe, and Lawrence Dewan, at the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies (Toronto, Canada).