Lauritzen is the Brady Distinguished Visiting Professor of Ethics and Civic Life at Northwestern University and Professor of Religious Ethics at John Carroll University. He is the past co-editor of the Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics and an associate editor of the Journal of Religious Ethics. In addition to his scholarly publications, Lauritzen writes frequently for Commonweal magazine, a national Catholic magazine. He is working on a book tentatively titled, "Professional Responsibility in an Age of Terror."