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Biography of Associate Dean Douglas Henry

Douglas Henry is Associate Dean and Associate Professor of Philosophy in the Honors College. He has taught students in all four of the Honors College programs in courses covering everything from Homer's Illiad to twenty-first-century great books such as Marilynne Robinson's Gilead and Cormac McCarthy's Road.

In addition to research interests in ancient philosophy and in ethics, Henry's scholarly essays have taken up the problem of evil as well as the history, philosophy, and theology of Christian higher education. His published work has addressed such varied writers as Plato, Boethius, Walker Percy, John Paul II, and Benedict XVI and diverse topics including divine hiddenness, doubt, freedom, hope, and love. Dr. Henry has co-edited three books: Faithful Learning and the Christian Scholarly Vocation (Eerdmans, 2003), Christianity and the Soul of the University: Faith as a Foundation for Intellectual Community (Baker Academic, 2005), and The Schooled Heart: Moral Formation in American Higher Education (Baylor University Press, 2007).