Dr. Bryan Yorton


Dr. Bryan Yorton, Department Head and Associate Professor of Philosophy, is the chair of the HSU Philosophy Program. He previously taught at several schools before serving as chair of the religion and philosophy department, honors program director, and distinguished professor of religion at Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kansas.

He holds a variety of degrees, including a master’s degree in humanities (in philosophy of religion) from Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree (in philosophy) from The University of Texas in Austin.

Yorton’s scholarly efforts have focused on the role of imagination in religious and ethical beliefs and the writings of Soren Kierkegaard. He has a wide variety of academic interests outside of philosophy, including theology, history, literature, politics, psychology, and general science.

He is a member of the American Philosophical Association and has been active in the Society of Christian Philosophers.

Degrees Earned

  • Associate of Science, Liberal Arts, Judson Baptist College
  • Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy, Westmont College
  • Master of Arts, Humanities, Western Kentucky University
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Philosophy, University of Texas at Austin, 1995
  • A Princeton Review Best Western College
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