About the Author

About the Author


Jerry L. Martin has served as chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities and of the philosophy department at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He has testified before Congress and appeared on radio and television. He is a contributor to the Good Men Project and coordinator of the Theology Without Walls project at the American Academy of Religion.

In addition to scholarly articles on epistemology, the philosophy of mind, and public policy, he is the author or co-author of reports that have received national publicity. Praised by historian David McCullough, Losing America’s Memory received full-page reports in the New York Times and the Washington Post, and was discussed by Sam Donaldson and George Will on the Sunday news program, “This Week.”

He was founding director of the University of Colorado Center for the Study of Philosophy and Social Policy, state president of the American Association of University Professors, advisor to the Colorado Commission on Higher Education, founding president of the American Council of Trustees and Alumni, member of the Governor’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Higher Education in Virginia, Andrew W. Mellon Congressional Fellow, Distinguished Georgia Humanities Lecturer, and adjunct professor at Georgetown University and the Catholic University of America.

He received his Ph.D. from Northwestern and an honorary doctorate from the Thomas More College of Liberal Arts.

He is married to Abigail L. Rosenthal, professor emerita at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, author of A Good Look at Evil and the forthcoming Confessions of a Young Philosopher, and editor of Henry M. Rosenthal, The Consolations of Philosophy: Hobbes’s Secret; Spinoza’s Way.

He welcomes questions and comments at www.godanautobiography.com.