Brett Bourbon received his B.A. from U.C. Berkeley and his Ph.D. from Harvard University.
He is co-director of the Master’s in Leadership program at the University of Dallas.
He was a professor at Stanford University for ten years, and is now an English professor
at the University of Dallas. In addition, he is a Visiting Associate Professor in
The Program of Literary Theory at the University of Lisbon.
Bourbon has worked on consulting projects, involving strategic and technological issues,
for Microsoft, Nike and a host of start-ups.
He has received many awards, including a Fulbright to the University of Lisbon, a
Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellowship, the Harvard English Scholar award, and the Walter
J. Gores Teaching award from Stanford, as well as the Haggerty Teaching Award from
the University of Dallas.
Brett Bourbon is the author of Finding a Replacement for the Soul: meaning and mind in literature and philosophy
(Harvard UP, 2004). He has also written and published numerous essays on philosophy,
literature, and culture. He also writes art criticism and is a published poet.