Stephen Dawson, PhD

Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Religion

Experience/ Background

  • 2010 - Present - Assistant Professor of Religion and Philosophy - Lynchburg College
  • 2004 - 2010 - Adjunct Professor of Religion and Philosophy - Lynchburg College

Degrees and Certifications

  • PhD in Religious Studies, Boston University
  • M.T.S. in Theology, Boston University School of Theology
  • BA in English, George Mason University

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Ethics
  • Introduction to the Old Testament
  • Introduction to Philosophy
  • Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
  • Religions of Asia

Publications and Presentations

  • '"Almighty God Hath Created the Mind Free': Thomas Jefferson's Theistic Argument for Religious Freedom." Public lecture presented at Lynchburg College, Lynchburg, Virginia, 19 November 2008.
  • "Agonistic Federalism: The Alabama Ten Commandments Controversy." A Nation of Religions: The Politics of Pluralism in Multireligious America, ed. Stephen Prothero (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2006).
  • "The Opium of the Classroom." A Season of Teaching: A Casebook for College and University Instructors of Religion(Boston: Boston University, 2001).
  • Co-editor, Extraordinary Times (Vienna: Institut für Die Wissenschaften vom Menchen, 2001).
  • "Virtue and the Constitution: Silence by Design." Extraordinary Times (Vienna: Institut für Die Wissenschaften vom Menchen, 2001).
  • "Sacred and Secular Liberty and the American Founding." Paper presented at the IWM Junior Fellows Conference, Vienna, Austria, 8 December 2000.
  • Co-editor, Proceedings of the Twentieth World Congress of Philosophy, vol. 12, Intercultural Philosophy (Bowling Green, Ohio: Philosophy Documentation Center, 2000).

Honors and Awards

  • 2000: Junior Fellow, Institut für Die Wissenschaften vom Menchen, Vienna, Austria, July-December 2000.

Professional Associations

  • American Philosophical Association
  • Virginia Philosophical Association
Phone: 
434.544.8645
Email: 
dawson.s@lynchburg.edu
Office: 
Carnegie 412