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Brandon Schmidly

Chair of Undergraduate Programs
Assistant Professor of Philosophy


Education

BA, Evangel University
MA, University of Missouri, Columbia
PhD, University of Missouri, Columbia

Bio

Dr. Brandon Schmidly began work at Evangel University in 2007 as an assistant professor of philosophy. His doctoral work at the University of Missouri was in the area of parental rights, and his research, broadly, has been in ethics and social political philosophy.

He is coeditor of the book, Christian Morality: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Christian Moral Decision Making (Pickwick, 2016). He also facilitates a regular grant from the Institute for Humane Studies for a dialogue on religious freedom in a changing society, a cooperation with professors and students from Springfield, Mo. universities. He is also the coordinator and host of the 2016 Midwest Society of Christian Philosophers Conference.

Dr. Schmidly’s course offerings include introductory philosophy, logic, critical thinking, ethics, ancient philosophy, medieval philosophy, modern philosophy, philosophy of religion, political philosophy, bioethics, and several other special topics in philosophy. He has also taught interdisciplinary courses, and Essential Christianity. He served as Evangel’s Theology department chair in 2013 leading up to the consolidation of the Springfield, Mo. Assemblies of God schools.

Prior to teaching at Evangel, Dr. Schmidly served on pastoral staffs in Springfield and Mount Vernon, Mo. Dr. Schmidly is married to Leanne and they have three wonderful children.