Joseph Loconte Will Teach At The King's College
Loconte Brings Acumen And An Extensive Publishing Record
NEW YORK, April 21, 2010—Joseph Loconte, the prolific writer, speaker, and scholar, will become a full time professor this fall at The King’s College—New York City. He will teach a freshman course on Western Civilization as well as an advanced course on American Foreign Policy.
Loconte has been a Visiting Professor at The King’s College during the 2009-2010 academic year and has also taught at Pepperdine University. He writes frequently on the role of religious belief in strengthening democracy, human rights, and civil society. He appears regularly on the BBC’s “World Have Your Say” and since 1996 has served as a commentator on religion and politics for National Public Radio’s "All Things Considered."
Dr. Marvin Olasky, provost at The King’s College, said, “Joe Loconte has carved out a unique role for himself as a public intellectual. He speaks authoritatively to the mainstream media about what’s happening at the intersection of politics and religion. It’s great to have him at King’s.”
Loconte has appeared on the BBC, The Newshour with Jim Lehrer, CBS Morning News, Fox News, and Aljazeera television. His articles have appeared in The Weekly Standard, The New Republic, The American Interest, The Chronicle of Higher Education, National Review, The American Enterprise, Christianity Today, First Things, The New York Times, The Washington post, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, The International Herald Tribune, USA Today, The Christian Science Monitor, The Boston Globe, and WORLD.
A native of Brooklyn, N.Y., Loconte earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Illinois at Urbana and has a master’s degree in Christian history and theology from Wheaton College. He is completing his Ph.D. in history at the University of London.
The King’s College is a Christian college located in the Empire State Building in New York City.
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