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Dr. Marvin Olasky

Olasky is editor-in-chief of World magazine and the Distinguished Chair in Journalism and Public Policy at Patrick Henry College. He is the author of 22 books, including Compassionate Conservatism, Fighting for Liberty and Virtue and The Tragedy of American Compassion. He’s also written 3,000 articles for publications including World, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. describes him as “one of the country’s foremost evangelical thinkers and writers.”

Previously, Olasky was a professor at The University of Texas at Austin for two decades and provost of The King’s College, New York City, from 2007 to 2011.

Olasky earned an AB from Yale University in 1971 and a PhD in American culture from the University of Michigan in 1976. He has been married for 37 years and is the father of four sons.

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