Douglas Wilson served in the submarine service of the U.S. Navy, then earned two B.A. degrees, one in Philosophy and one in Classical Studies, plus an M.A. in Philosophy; all three of his degrees were granted by the University of Idaho. He has been an Instructor at both the University of Idaho and Lewis & Clark State College, and is currently a Senior Fellow at New Saint Andrews College, where he has taught since its inception without compensation. At NSA he has taught Greek, Latin, Theology, Rhetoric, and various electives, and he currently serves as Director of the MA program. He has also taught many classes at Logos School, a classical Christian school in Moscow, Idaho, which he helped found. He has served Christ Church, Moscow, as a pastor since 1977, and under his leadership it has founded New Saint Andrews College, Canon Press publishing house, the Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches, and many mission churches around the US and internationally.
He has authored almost eighty books for a dozen different publishing houses on a variety of educational and devotional topics, such as Recovering the Lost Tools of Learning, published by Crossway Books in 1991, a book which contributed to the creation of the Association of Classical Christian Schools (ACCS). He has also co-authored, contributed to, or edited another two dozen works, including several textbooks. He has been featured in two documentaries, and writes prolifically online at diverse sites which range from The Gospel Coalition to The Huffington Post. His articles, columns, and book reviews have appeared in numerous print publications, and his novel Evangellyfish received Christianity Today’s 2012 Best Fiction award.
He is a Board member for Logos School, and sits on the National Advisory Board of ACCS.