Veith, Gene

veithDr. Gene Edward Veith, Jr., is an Alliance Council Member and Provost and Professor of Literature, at Patrick Henry College, a Christian classical liberal arts college in Purcellville, VA.  Prior to coming to Patrick Henry College as Dean of Academic Affairs, Dr. Veith previously served as the Culture Editor of World Magazine and Executive Director of the Cranach Institute at Concordia Theological Seminary in Ft. Wayne, Indiana.

Prior to his years at World Magazine, Dr. Veith was on the facutly for 19 years as Professor of English at Concordia University Wisconsin, where he also served for six years as the Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences.  He has also taught at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College and has been a visiting professor at the Estonian Institute of Humanities, Gordon-Conwell, Regent College (Vancouver), and Wheaton College.  In addition he also serves as the director of the Cranach Institute at Concordia Theological Seminary in Ft. Wayne, Indiana.  He has been a Fellow at the Capital Research Center and Heritage Foundation.

Dr. Veith is well-known in Christian conservative circles through his writing and speaking on various aspects of Christianity and culture.  He is the author of 17 books involving Christianity and culture, classical education, literature, and the arts.  His writings number more than 100 scholarly artciles, reviews, and papers and include books on Christian vocation: God at Work: Your Christian Vocation in All of Life; Christianity and Literature: The Sould of the Lion, The Witche & The Wardrobe and Reading Between the Lines: A Christian Guide to Literature; Christianity and Arts: State of the Arts: From Bezalel to Mapplethorpe and Painters of Faith: The Spiritual Landscape in 19th Century America; Christianity and Culture: Loving God will All your Mind: Thinking As A Christian in the Postmodern World, and Postmodern Times: A Christian Guide to Contemporary Thought and Culture (winner of the 1994 Christianity Today Book Award).  His latest book, "The Soul of Prince Caspian", will be released in 2008.

Born in Oklahoma in 1951, Dr. Veith received his B.A. in Letters (Literature, Philosophy, History, and Classics) from the University of Oklahoma in 1973 and his M.A. and Ph.D. in English from the University of Kansas in 1979.  He and his wife Jacquelyn have three grown children and live in Purcellville, Virginia.