Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Literature
B.S., Liberty University; M.A. Liberty University; M.Div., Th.M, Ph.D candidate, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; MFA candidate, University of St. Thomas
Timothy Kleiser has held a variety of administrative and academic roles at Boyce College since 2015 and he joined the faculty in 2023. His passion is to help students understand, desire, and imitate that which is true, good, and beautiful. He fulfills this passion in two correlating ways: first, by instructing students in the way of wisdom (i.e., philosophy) and, second, by instructing students in the literary arts so that they may discover, share, and contribute to the great storehouses of wisdom that have been kept in trust over the centuries.
In support of the Humanities and Philosophy, Politics, & Economics programs, he teaches a variety of courses on philosophy, literature, and writing. He is currently researching philosophies of place, the role of aesthetics in personal formation, and early twentieth century English literature. In addition to teaching, he serves as the Director of the Worldview Intensive Year.
He has spoken and written widely on numerous topics. Most recently, his writing has appeared in Atlanta Review, National Review, The American Conservative, Modern Age, The American Spectator, Christianity Today, Able Muse, Front Porch Republic, The Gospel Coalition, and elsewhere. He also has given interviews on eclectic topics for The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, and other outlets.
His greatest achievement is marrying his wife, Jenna, with whom he shares a daughter, Everly. He is a native of the Florida panhandle and the proud son of a longtime Southern Baptist pastor. For recreation, he enjoys hiking, riding motorcycles, and reading fairy tales, Kentucky poetry, and histories of the places he visits.