Dr. John Freeh

FOUNDER and President


John Freeh has a B.A. in English and Political Philosophy and his M.A. in English from Georgetown, an M.S.J. from Northwestern Journalism School, and his D.Phil. from St. Catherine’s College, Oxford. He has worked as a professional journalist for the AP and the Cleveland Plain Dealer. He also has worked in academia for the past 25 years at Oxford University, Gonzaga University, Seton Hall University, Franciscan University at Steubenville, Hillsdale College, where he had earned tenure, and Wyoming Catholic College. Most recently he served as the inaugural director of the Newman Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture in Lincoln, Nebraska. He and his wife, Helen, moved to Gallup in 2021 to found Kateri College. He and Helen have three children, Theresa, Joseph, and John Paul. 


  • D.Phil, St. Catherine’s College, Oxford
  • MSJ, Northwestern Journalism School
  • MA, English, Georgetown University
  • BA, English and Political Philosophy, Georgetown University