Justin D. Barnard

Justin D. Barnard is Associate Dean in the Institute for Intellectual Discipleship and Associate Professor of Philosophy in the Honors Community at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. Prior to his appointment at Union, Dr. Barnard was an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Crichton College in Memphis, Tennessee, where, from 2005-2007 he served as Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences. From 2002-2004, Dr. Barnard was a Lecturer in the Department of Philosophy at Messiah College in Grantham, Pennsylvania. Dr. Barnard holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in philosophy from Florida State University. He is an active member of the Society of Christian Philosophers and the Evangelical Philosophical Society, having served in the former as chair of a committee for Christian-Muslim dialogue.  His teaching and scholarship focus primarily in the areas of bioethics, philosophy of religion, and the philosophical legacy of C.S. Lewis. In addition, Dr. Barnard speaks regularly to church and public audiences on issues at the intersection of Christian faith and culture.