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Who We Are
The Institute for Faith and Learning was founded in 1997 to assist Baylor in achieving its mission of integrating academic excellence and Christian commitment, and its goal of becoming a university of the first rank committed to its Baptist and Christian heritage. Since its founding, the Institute has developed several major programs in support of this mission, cultivating high-quality research, sponsoring conferences, mentoring students, and encouraging teaching faithful to the Christian intellectual tradition.
Darin H. Davis (B.A., University of Texas; M.A., Baylor University; Ph.D., Saint Louis University) is director of the Institute for Faith and Learning, assistant professor of Christian philosophy and ethics at Baylor's George W. Truett Theological Seminary, and affiliated faculty in the Department of Philosophy. Appointed as IFL's director in 2008, he oversees the annual Baylor Symposium on Faith and Culture, various faculty and staff development efforts, and programs for Baylor undergraduate and graduate students, including the Crane Scholars Program and Conyers Scholars Program.
Throughout his career he has taught broadly in the areas of moral philosophy and the history of ethics. He is also the author of articles and reviews in The Modern Schoolman, the American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly, Christian Reflection, and The Southern Journal of Philosophy. His current research work focuses on moral philosophy, Christian ethics, and philosophy of education.
Robert B. Kruschwitz (B.A., Georgetown College; Ph.D., University of Texas) is senior scholar in the Institute for Faith and Learning and professor of philosophy. He also has been the general editor of Christian Reflection, a quarterly series in faith and ethics, since its inception in 2001. From 2000 to 2013, he served as the director for Baylor's Center for Christian Ethics. Previously, he taught for twenty-one years at Georgetown College (Kentucky) where he had chaired the faculty and the philosophy department.
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