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educator , Philosopher , writer

Francis Joseph Beckwith, American philosopher, educator, writer. Recipient Barrick faculty development grant University Nevada, Las Vegas, 1989.


Beckwith, Francis Joseph was born on November 3, 1960 in Brooklyn. Son of Harold and Elizabeth Beckwith.


Bachelor, University Nevada, 1983. Master of Arts, Simon Greenleaf University, 1984. Master of Arts in Philosophy, Fordham University, 1986.

Doctor of Philosophy in Philosophy, Fordham University, 1989. Master Juridical Studies, Washington University School Law, St. Louis.


Teaching assistant philosophy Fordham University, Bronx, New York, 1985-1986, teaching fellow philosophy, 1986-1987. Adjunct instructor philosophy Community College Southern Nevada, North Las Vegas, 1987-1988. Instructor philosophy University Nevada, Las Vegas, 1989-1996.

Assistant professor philosophy Whittier College, California, 1996-1997. Associate professor philosophy, culture and law Trinity International University, Santa Ana, 1997—2002. Visiting research fellow James Madison Program in American Ideals & Institutes Princeton University, New Jersey, 2002—2003.

Associate director Institute of Church-State Studies Baylor University, Waco, Texas, 2003—2007, associate professor, Church-State Studies, since 2003, associate professor philosophy, since 2007. Senior research fellow Nevada Policy Research Institute, Reno, since 1992. Salvatori fellow Heritage Foundation, Washington, summer 1995.

Fellow Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity, Bannockburn (Illinois) Institute, since 1997. Consultant Center Cultural Engagement, Bannockburn Institute, Deerfield, Illinois, 1997, Center Bioethics and Human Dignity, Bannockburn (Illinois) Institute, 1993. Tanner lecturer Denver Theological Seminary, 1995.

O.C. Tanner lecturer Utah State University, Logan, 1996. Alfred Erdersheim lecturer Michigan Theological Seminary, Ann Arbor, 1997. W. Howard Hoffman scholar Trinity Graduate School, Santa Ana, since 1997.

Research fellow Center for the Renewal of Science and Culture, The Discovery Institute, Seattle. Fellow, faculty affiliate, Baylor Ist. for Studies of Religion.



Delaware Nevada Republican State Convention, Las Vegas, 1990. Chairman platform committee Clark County Republican Convention, Las Vegas, 1992, delegate, 1992. Delegate Nevada Republican State Convention, Elko, 1992, Republican National Convention, Houston, 1992.

Candidate Nevada State Senate District 8, Las Vegas, 1992. Faculty advisor Young Representatives and College Representatives, University Nevada, Las Vegas, 1992-1996. Member American Philosophical Association, American Political Science Association, Southwestern Political Science Association, Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy, Society Christian Philosophers (executive committee since 1999), National Association Scholars, Evangelical Theological Society(president since 2006), Evangelical Philosophical Society (vice president 1991-1992, president 1992-1993, executive committee member since 1998), University Faculty for Life (board directors since 1998).


  • Other Interests

    Basketball, jogging, bob dylan's music, weight-lifting.


Married Frankie Dickerson, July 11, 1987.

Harold Beckwith

Elizabeth Beckwith

Frankie Dickerson