3 days / 70+ speakers
80+ seminars, workshops, and panels
National Symposium for Classical Education

Phoenix Convention Center
February 22-24, 2023
Templeton Honors College, Eastern University

Brian A. Williams

Dr. Brian A. Williams teaches at Eastern University, where he is Dean of the Templeton Honors College; Dean of the College of Arts & Humanities; and Co-Director of the M.A. in Classical Teaching (MAT) program.

Dr. Williams is the General Editor of Principia: A Journal of Classical Education, a national Alcuin Fellow, a Research Fellow with the Institute of Classical Education, and a member of the Academic Advisory Board for the Classic Learning Test. He is also a co-organizer of Dr. Williams previously served as the Departmental Lecturer in Theology and Christian Ethics at the University of Oxford (UK), where he also directed, a collection of curated video interviews with Christian academics and scholars at Oxford. Prior to that, he taught theology, philosophy, and literature at Cair Paravel Latin School (Topeka, KS). He holds an MPhil and DPhil in Christian Ethics from the University of Oxford (UK); and a MA and ThM in Systematic and Historical Theology from Regent College (Vancouver, Canada). Dr. Williams’ academic work focuses on virtue ethics, Dante’s Comedy, the just war tradition, and the long tradition of classical education, especially in the work of Hugh of St. Victor, Philip Melanchthon, and John Henry Newman.


The Light Behind: Looking Forward to the Past of Classical Education