Dr. Benjamin Wiker

Dr. Benjamin Wiker

Professor of Political Science and Human Life Studies

Director of the Human Life Studies Program

  • B.A. Political Philosophy, with a minor in Humanities, Furman University, Greenville, SC
  • M.A. Religious Studies, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
  • Ph.D. Theological Ethics, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
  • Dissertation: The Relationship of Politics and Ethics to Physics and Metaphysics in Aristotle
  • Licensed Independent Social Worker – Supervision – State of Ohio License #I-1000377- SUPV
  • Licensed Social Worker – Indiana – #33005127A

Professional Experience

  • Franciscan University Professor of Political Science 2017-present
  • Franciscan University Associate Professor of Pol. Science 2014-2016
  • Franciscan University Visiting Assoc. Prof. of Theology 2013-2014
  • Franciscan University Lecturer, Theology and Science 2001-2005
  • Franciscan University Assistant Professor of Classics/Honors 2000-2001
  • Thomas Aquinas College Tutor (Philos., Math, Latin, Literature) 1996-2000
  • St. Mary’s University (MN) Assistant Professor, Philosophy and Core 1991-1996
  • St. Mary’s University (MN) Assistant Professor, Theology 1990-1991
  • Marquette University Lecturer, Theology 1989-1990
  • Marquette University Instructor, Theology 1988-1989

Awards and Memberships

  • Phi Beta Kappa, Magna cum Laude, Furman University
  • Highest Honors, Ph.D. Exams, Vanderbilt University
  • Senior Fellow, Discovery Institute
  • Senior Fellow, Envoy Institute
  • Senior Fellow, St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology
  • Faculty, Catholic Apologetics Academy
  • Faculty Associate at the Veritas Center for Ethics and Public Life, Franciscan University
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Select Publications
  • Dr. Wiker – “Worshipping the State: How Liberalism Became our State Religion” (Regnery)
  • Dr. Wiker – “Politicizing the Bible: The Roots of Historical Criticism and the Secularization of Scripture” (Crossroad, with Scott Hahn)
  • Dr. Wiker – “The Catholic Church and Science:Answering the Questions, Exposing the Myths” (St. Benedict’s)

Full List

  • Dr. Wiker – “10 Books Every Conservative Must Read: Plus Four Others Not to Miss and One Impostor” (Regnery)
  • Dr. Wiker – “The Darwin Myth: The Life and Lies of Charles Darwin” (Regnery)
  • Dr. Wiker – “10 Books that Screwed Up the World: And 5 Others that Didn’t Help” (Regnery)
  • Dr. Wiker – “Answering the New Atheism: Dismantling Dawkins’ Case against God” (Emmaus, with Scott Hahn)
  • Dr. Wiker – “A Meaningful World: How the Arts and Sciences Reveal the Genius of Nature” (InterVarsity, with Jonathan Witt)
  • Dr. Wiker – “Architects of the Culture of Death” (Ignatius, with Donald DeMarco)
  • Dr. Wiker – “The Mystery of the Periodic Table” (Bethlehem)
  • Dr. Wiker -“Moral Darwinism: How We Became Hedonists” (InterVarsity)
  • Dr. Wiker – “Is Darwinism Compatible with Classical Liberalism’s View of Morality?” in Stephen Dilley, Darwinian Science and Classical Liberalism (Lexington)
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