Reverend Johann G. Roten, S.M.
Director of the Marian Library/International Marian Research Institute at the University of Dayton since 1989, Fr. Johann G. Roten, a Marianist from Switzerland, was formerly director of the Ecole Normale des Instituteurs in Sion (Valais), Switzerland (1974-1987), and for some time assistant professor for social philosophy at the University of Fribourg. He has a licentiate in philosophy and theology (Fribourg), and has done doctoral studies in both the social studies (dissertation on philosophical foundations of social change) and theology (dissertation on the theological anthropology of Hans Urs von Balthasar) at Fribourg, Münster and Louvain. He is a member of many learned societies worldwide, an international speaker and has published on a variety of topics, namely on theological anthropology, religious art, and Marian studies.