Louis Markos

A returning favorite, Dr. Louis Markos continues to inspire and entertain. He holds a B. A. in English and history from Colgate University and an M. A. and Ph. D. in English from the University of Michigan. He is a professor of English and scholar-in-residence at Houston Christian (formerly Houston Baptist) University, where he holds the Robert H. Ray Chair in Humanities and teaches courses on British Romantic and Victorian poetry and prose, the classics, C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien, and art and film. He is the author of twenty-five books, including The Myth Made Fact; From Plato to Christ; From Achilles to Christ; On the Shoulders of Hobbits; Ancient Voices: An Insider’s Look at the Early Church; Literature: A Student’s Guide; C. S. Lewis: An Apologist for Education; three Canon Press Worldview Guides to the Iliad, Odyssey, and Aeneid; and two children’s novels, The Dreaming Stone and In the Shadow of Troy, in which his kids become part of Greek mythology and the Iliad and Odyssey. His son Alex teaches history at the Geneva School in Boerne, TX.

When it comes to learning and to teaching, my motto has always been that of Socrates: The unexamined life is not worth living.
–Louis Markos

Louis Markos, Houston Baptist University

Track Plenary (Keynote)

Louis Markos is a Track Plenary speaker at this year’s conference.