David K. Naugle

Dr. David K. Naugle is chair and professor of philosophy at Dallas Baptist University where he has worked for 23 years in both administrative and academic capacities. He earned a Th.D. in systematic theology, and a Ph.D. in humanities with concentrations in philosophy and English literature.

He is also the director of the Paideia College Society (formerly the Pew College Society), an academic organization now internally funded by DBU. Overall, the PCS seeks to deepen the undergraduate students educational experience through a vision of Christian humanism and classical liberal education in this context.

Dr. Naugle serves as a Fellow for the Wilberforce Forum, the Christian worldview think tank sponsored by Prison Fellowship near Washington, D. C. He is also on the advisory board of the International Institute of Christian Studies. He is on the advisory board of the Bryan Center for Critical Thought & Practice, the editorial board of the journal Intégrité, and the Creative Council for Art House Dallas.

Dr. Naugle is the author of Worldview: The History of a Concept (Eerdmans, 2002), selected by Christianity Today magazine as the 2003 book of the year in the theology and ethics category. Reordered Love, Reordered Lives: Learning the Deep Meaning of Happiness was published in late 2008. And Philosophy: A Student’s Guide (Crossway), part of the Recovering the Christian Intellectual Tradition series, was published in 2012.

Dr. Naugle is an avid golfer, gardener, guitarist and drummer, and can handle chop sticks just fine, thank you very much for the fork anyway! He and his wife Deemie and dog “Kuyper” live in Duncanville, Texas, a Dallas suburb. Deemie serves as the associate provost at DBU. Daughter Courtney is a DBU graduate, now the Volunteer Coordinator at Brother Bills Helping Hands in lower income West Dallas.

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