HU profs explain value of liberal arts education


Dwight Brautigam (left) and Paul Michelson. Photos provided.

Two Huntington University history professors will explain the value of a Christian liberal arts education when they present the Forester Lecture Series' faculty lecture on March 19.

The 7 p.m. lecture will be presented in the Zurcher Auditorium of the Merillat Centre for the Arts. It is free and open to the public.

Dr. Paul Michelson and Dr. Dwight Brautigam will discuss "More Than Just a Commodity: The Case for Christian Liberal Arts Education." They contend a transformative Christian liberal arts education is more than just a commodity. It is also life-changing as a means for preparing individuals for a life of work and service in a world of flux.

Brautigam joined HU in 1987. He received his Ph.D. in British and Early Modern European history from the University of Rochester and specializes in 17th century English political and religious history.

Michelson has been a member of the faculty since 1974 and was a three-time Fulbright fellow in Romania. His research focuses on the historiography and political development of modern Romania, the history of 20th Century totalitarianism, the history of Venice and the work of C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien. He holds a Ph.D. in history from Indiana University.

The Forester Lecture Series is coordinated by Dr. David Alexander, assistant professor of philosophy at HU. For more information, contact Alexander at 359-4305.