Podcasting with the President: Dr. Stokes | Episode 1

Jordan Clemans · Sep 12 2018 · 2 min read

Jordan Clemans

Sep 12, 2018

President Ben Merkle and Senior Fellow of Philosphy Dr. Mitch Stokes discuss the place of mathematics in a Liberal Arts education.


Dr. Mitch Stokes is a Senior Fellow of Philosophy and a member of the College’s graduate faculty. He teaches graduate courses in philosophy and undergraduate courses in mathematics and logic.
Dr. Stokes received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Florida in 1992 and an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Central Florida in 1994. He worked as an engineer from 1994 to 2001 at Siemens-Westinghouse Power Corp. in Orlando and Precision Combustion, Inc., in New Haven, CT. While serving as an advanced and senior engineer in Florida in the 1990s, Dr. Stokes took theological courses at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando.

He went on to complete an M.A. in Religion (Philosophy of Religion) at Yale University under Dr. Nick Wolterstorff in 2001 and an M.A. in Philosophy at University of Notre Dame in 2003. He completed his doctoral studies in Philosophy at Notre Dame under Dr. Alvin Plantinga and Dr. Peter van Inwagen in 2005, prior to joining the New Saint Andrews faculty.
Dr. Stokes is also interested in martial arts and boxing. He and wife Christine have four children.


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