Ronda Chervin studied under Dietrich von Hildebrand at Fordham University where she received a Ph.D. in Philosophy. She later received an MA in Religious Studies from Notre Dame Apostolic Institute. She is a widow, mother, and grandmother. Dr. Chervin converted to Catholicism from a Jewish, though atheistic, background. Dietrich and Alice von Hildebrand and their circle had a tremendous impact on the conversion of her mind from atheistic views to Christian philosophical truths and to the faith itself.
She has been a Professor of Philosophy and Theology at Loyola Marymount University, the Seminary of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, Franciscan University of Steubenville, and the College of Our Lady of Corpus Christi in Texas. Presently she teaches philosophy at Holy Apostles College and Seminary in Connecticut. She is an international speaker and author of some fifty books about Catholic thought, practice and spirituality.
On her great friend and mentor:
Dietrich Von Hildebrand was my philosophical mentor at Fordham University helping me embrace objective truth. He greatly influenced my becoming a Catholic from an atheistic though Jewish background and also the conversion of my husband from a Jewish background. With Lily he was a dear friend of ours until his death. I have taught his philosophy and spirituality throughout my life.