Thomas S. Hibbs is the current President of the University of Dallas, a Catholic liberal arts university, and an American philosopher.He was formerly the dean of the honors college and distinguished professor of philosophy at Baylor University.
The University of Dallas is a private Catholic university in Irving, Texas. Established in 1956, it is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
Baylor University, or simply Baylor, is a private Christian university in Waco, Texas. Chartered in 1845 by the last Congress of the Republic of Texas, it is the oldest continuously operating university in Texas and one of the first educational institutions west of the Mississippi River in the United States. Located on the banks of the Brazos River next to I-35, between the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and Austin, the university's 1,000-acre campus is the largest Baptist university campus in the world. Baylor University's athletic teams, known as the Bears, participate in 19 intercollegiate sports. The university is a member of the Big 12 Conference in the NCAA Division I.
Hibbs studied at the University of Dallas and the University of Notre Dame. He taught at Thomas Aquinas College and Boston College, thus being on the faculty of one of the most conservative and one of the most liberal Catholic colleges in the United States. Hibbs taught at Boston College (BC) for 13 years, where he was full professor and department chair in philosophy. Hibbs also served as a professor at Baylor University, teaching medieval philosophy, contemporary ethics and interdisciplinary courses. Hibbs also attended DeMatha Catholic High School and returned to deliver the commencement speech in 2008.
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Thomas Aquinas College is a Roman Catholic liberal arts college with its main campus in Ventura County, California. A second campus opened in Northfield, Massachusetts in 2018. It offers an education system with courses based on the Great Books and seminar method. It is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. It is endorsed by The Newman Guide to Choosing a Catholic College.
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Hibbs has written many reviews that explore the issues of philosophy in popular culture as well as the inherently anti-popular nature of much high-brow culture, meaning that if something becomes popular it is assumed to not be good. Many of these reviews have been published in National Review and the Dallas Morning News . He has also made many presentations on the need for education to focus on the deeper issues of human goals and not just building resumes, and for a university that lives up to the unified and universal at the root of the word.
National Review is an American semi-monthly editorial magazine focusing on news and commentary pieces on political, social, and cultural affairs. The magazine was founded by the author William F. Buckley Jr. in 1955. It is currently edited by Rich Lowry.
In March 2019 his appointment as President of the University of Dallas was announced.
He also has written on film, culture, books and higher education in Books & Culture, Christianity Today , First Things , The New Atlantis , The Dallas Morning News , The National Review , The Weekly Standard , and The Chronicle of Higher Education .
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