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Senior Fellow of Philosophy and Head of Math, Science, & Music

Dr. Mitch Stokes

Mitch Stokes is a Senior Fellow of Philosophy at New St. Andrews College in Moscow, Idaho. His research interests are primarily in the philosophy of science and mathematics, and in the epistemology of religion. He received his Ph.D. in philosophy from Notre Dame under the direction of Alvin Plantinga and Peter van Inwagen. At Yale, he earned an M.A. in religion under the direction of Nicholas Wolterstorff. He also holds an M.S. in mechanical engineering and, prior to his philosophy career, worked for an international engineering firm where he earned five patents in aeroderivative gas turbine technology. In addition to biographies of Newton and Galileo, his books include A Shot of Faith (to the Head): Be a Confident Believer in an Age of Cranky Atheists, How to Be an Atheist: Why Many Skeptics Aren't Skeptical Enough, and Calculus for Everyone: Understanding the Mathematics of Change. He was a grant recipient of the 2017-2019 Scholarship & Christianity in Oxford (SCIO): Bridging the Two Cultures of Science and the Humanities. He is an Associate Fellow at the Kirby Laing Centre for Public Theology in Cambridge and is currently working on a grant from the Templeton Religion Trust, investigating the use of aesthetic criteria in contemporary physics.

Dr. Mitch Stokes

Senior Fellow of Philosophy and Head of Math, Science, & Music


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    University of Notre Dame


    PhD in Philosophy

    University of Notre Dame


    MA in Philosophy

    Yale University


    MA in Religion

    Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando, FL


    Additional Graduate Study in Theology

    University of Central Florida


    MS in Mechanical Engineering

    University of Florida


    BS in Mechanical Engineering