Kevin Schmiesing, Ph.D., is director of research at the Freedom and Virtue Institute. He writes on religious history, Catholic social thought, and the history of economics, and is the author or editor of nine books, including A Catholic Pilgrimage Through American History, Race and Justice in America, and One and Indivisible: The Relationship between Religious and Economic Freedom. He holds a B.A. in history from Franciscan University of Steubenville and a Ph.D. in American history from the University of Pennsylvania. He is second vice president of the Society of Catholic Social Scientists, a research associate at the Veritas Center for Ethics and Public Life, and a regular guest on the SonRise Morning Show on the EWTN Global Catholic Radio Network.