- Assistant Professor of Philosophy
- Email Address
- (620) 229-6059
Dr. Jacob L. Goodson is the Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Southwestern College. He holds a M.T.S. degree from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary and an M.A. in Religious Studies and a Ph.D. in Philosophical Theology from the University of Virginia. Before coming to Southwestern, Dr. Goodson taught religious ethics at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. He has published articles in The American Journal of Theology and Philosophy, Contemporary Pragmatism, and The Journal of Textual Reasoning. He co-edited (with Brad Elliott Stone) Rorty and the Religious: Christian Engagements with a Secular Philosophy (Cascade Books, 2012), and he works as the General Editor for The Journal of Scriptural Reasoning. His first manuscript, Narrative Theology and the Hermeneutical Virtues: Humility, Patience, Prudence, is under contract with Lexington Books (Rowman & Littlefield) and expected to come out in 2014. When not teaching or writing, Jacob follows the Chicago Cubs and plays racquetball. His wife, Angela, is in the Lutheran Deaconess Association training program through Valparaiso University. They have two daughters: Sophia Grace and Seraphina Rose.