John H. Garvey is the 15th President of The Catholic University of America.
He attended the University of Notre Dame where he received an A.B. in 1970. He was candidate for a Master of Theological Studies degree at Harvard Divinity School (1970-71), and then entered the Harvard Law School, where he earned a Juris Doctor in 1974.
Garvey was law clerk to Irving R. Kaufman, United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit from 1974 to 1975, associate of Morrison & Foerster, San Francisco, California, from 1975 to 1976, assistant to solicitor general, United States Department of Justice, from 1981 to 1984, professor at the University of Kentucky College of Law from 1976 to 1994, visiting professor at the University of Michigan Law School from 1985 to 1986, professor at the Notre Dame Law School from 1994 to 1999 and dean of Boston College Law School from 1999 to 2010.
He has authored and coauthored several books including Sexuality and the U.S. Catholic Church (Herder & Herder, 2007), Modern Constitutional Theory (West Publishing, 2004), and What Are Freedoms For? (Harvard University Press, 1996).