Sheridan Center for Classical Studies

The Sheridan Center for Classical Studies forms minds and hearts by promoting the liberal arts and the Catholic intellectual tradition. In line with the College’s mission to educate men and women within the 1,500-year tradition of Benedictine dedication to learning, the Center introduces students to the power of a living tradition to renew culture and to transform individuals through the intellectual and moral virtues (conversatio morum). The Center does this by sponsoring the College’s Honors Program and the Classics Department, Classical Education, and its Great Books program, “The True, the Good, and the Beautiful.”

Following the Transforming Culture in America Strategic Plan, the Sheridan Center for Classical Studies provides for the following key areas of Formation, Extension and Profession.


  • The Sheridan Center's Great Books method of liberal education through reading great works prepares students to excel in a wide variety of fields.
  • A high number of Honors Program alumni go on to pursue graduate studies.
  • The Sheridan Center is developing graduate courses in classical education and classical school leadership.


  • The Sheridan Center seeks to cultivate a renewed vision of Catholic liberal education. We offer professional formation to schools interested in classical education.
  • Guest lecturers in our distinguished speaker series enrich the academic life on campus. These lectures are also often made available to the public online.


  • The Sheridan Center leverages connections with the rapidly growing network of classical schools across the nation to help place our graduates in positions as educators.


Dr. Andrew Salzmann

Dr. Andrew Salzmann is originally from Wisconsin. He writes on Augustine and the Augustinian tradition, with particular attention to anthropology and pneumatology. He did his graduate work at Yale Divinity School (MAR, 2007) and Boston College (PhD, 2015). At Benedictine, Dr. Salzmann teaches Christ and the Trinity, Christianity & World Religions, and American Catholic History, among other courses. In addition, he assists with deacon formation for the Archdiocese of Kansas City (Anthropology, Christology, Mariology) and serves as a subject matter expert in religion for the University of Foreign Military and Cultural Studies at Fr. Leavenworth. He lives in Atchison with his wife Sabitha and their four children.