A native of Saskatoon, Ryan N.S. Topping earned a doctorate in theology from the University of Oxford, and is Fellow at Thomas More College of the Liberal Arts, New Hampshire. He previously held the Pope John XXIII Chair of Studies in Catholic Theology at St. Thomas University in Fredericton, Canada. His most recent book is a study of St. Augustine's theology of education titled Happiness and Wisdom (Catholic University of America Press, 2012), and Topping has forthcoming a work of cultural apologetics, Lazarus Rising: The Catechism and the Renewal of Catholic Culture. He and his wife enjoy chasing their five young boys.