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Kent Anderson

Professor of Philosophy
Office: 129 MJH 
Mail Stop: 1516 
Phone: 6562 


Degrees earned: BA, Trinity College (Philosophy and History); MA, DePaul University (Philosophy); Ph.D., DePaul University (Philosophy); MTS, Nashotah House Theological Seminary (Theology).

Professional experience: DePaul University and several other colleges in the Chicago area before moving to Clarke.

Teaching philosophy: “Teach without seeming to teach.” Mary Francis Clarke.

Clarke’s impact on Kent: Teaching at Clarke has helped me become a better teacher, a better learner, and it has strengthened my faith.

Kent’s impact on students: I hope that my students cultivate a critical mind that hungers for truth with a passion for making a difference in the world.

Kent’s favorite:

Movie – Babette’s Feast (1987)

Book – G. K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy (1908)

Quote – “It is in the light of these overwhelming possibilities, it is with the awe and circumspection proper to them, that we should conduct all our dealings with one another, all friendships, all loves, all play, all politics.” C.S. Lewis

“There are no ordinary people.” C.S. Lewis

You have never talked to a mere mortal.” C.S. Lewis

Class in college – My two favorite classes in college were English Renaissance Literature and Renaissance and Reformation History.

Place traveled Venezuela, Ecuador, Colombia, Costa Rica, England, Belgium

Hobby – Biking, soccer, scuba diving

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