Dr. Wilson is the Louise Cowan Scholar in Residence for Humanities and Classical Education
in the Braniff Graduate School of Liberal Arts.
- Christian literature, primarily 20th-21st century, including the Inklings & Catholic
renascence (especially Flannery O'Connor and Walker Percy)
- Hermeneutics, reading as a spiritual practice
- Ph.D. Religion and Literature, Baylor University (2006-2009)
- Master of English, University of Dallas (2004-2006)
- B.A. Creative Writing, Pepperdine University (2000-2004)
- University of Dallas, Louise Cowan Scholar in Residence, Humanities & Classical Education
- John Brown University, Associate Professor, Humanities (2013-2020)
- University of St. Thomas, Catholic Studies, Distance Education, Graduate Instructor
- Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic, Fulbright Scholar (2014)
- University Mary Hardin-Baylor, Assistant Professor, English (2009-2013)
- Director, Study Abroad in London (Spring 2013)
- Baylor University, Honors College, Instructor of Great Texts (2007-2009)
HUM 6V77 Ancient Epics
HUM 6v78 The Inklings
10 Books You Need to Read Before You Graduate College
Education Before Training: Seven Books on Learning Well
Bodying Forth the Classics: A Manifesto
- Solzhenitsyn and American Culture: The Russian Soul in the West . Co-edited with David Deavel. University of Notre Dame Press, October 2020.
- Why Do the Heathen Rage?: An Unfinished Novel by Flannery O’Connor. Editor. In Progress. FSG first rights of refusal.
- The Scandalous Holy: Following Literary Saints on the Path to a Fuller Life. In Progress. With Brazos Press.
- How to Read: A Spiritual Practice in a Utilitarian Culture. In Progress. With Brazos Press.
- To This You Were Called: A Reader on Vocation and Faithful Learning. Co-edited with Jacob Stratman. In Progress.
- Reading Walker Percy’s Novels. Louisiana State University Press, April 2018.
- Walker Percy, Fyodor Dostoevsky and the Search for Influence. Ohio State UP for Literature, Religion and Postsecular Studies Series, November
- Giving the Devil his Due: Demonic Authority in Flannery O’Connor’s and Fyodor Dostoevsky’s
Fiction. Cascade Books, February 2017.
For additional publications see CV.
- Hiett Prize in the Humanities Recipient 2019. The Hiett Prize in the Humanities is an annual award of $50,000 aimed at identifying candidates who are ascending in
a career devoted to the humanities and whose work shows extraordinary promise to have
a significant impact on contemporary culture.
- Christianity Today “Culture and the Arts” Book of the Year Award 2018 for Giving the Devil his Due: Flannery O’Connor and Fyodor Dostoevsky, Cascade Books 2017
- Emerging Public Intellectual Award 2017 from Redeemer University College, CARDUS,
Acton Institute, Henry Institute, Council for Christian Colleges and Universities,
Center for Public Justice
- Research Fellow, Biola University Center for Christian Thought, Grant from Templeton
Trust (Fall 2017)
- National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute on Dante in Florence, Italy
- Fulbright Scholar Grant, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic (Spring 2014)
- Lehrman American Studies Center, Summer Institute for Junior Faculty at Princeton
University (June 2010)