Brandon Schmidly, Ph.D. - Evangel University be_ixf;ym_202009 d_19; ct_50


Brandon Schmidly, Ph.D.

Chair and Professor of Philosophy

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Ph.D. in Philosophy, University of Missouri-Columbia, 2010
Area of Specialty: Ethics & Social-Political Philosophy
Dissertation: A Proprietary Theory of Custodial Rights over Children
Director: Dr. Peter Vallentyne

MA in Philosophy, University of Missouri-Columbia, 2007
Area of Emphasis: Ethics
Advisor: Dr. Brian Kierland

BA in Biblical Studies, Evangel University, 1998
Minor in Graphic Design


Brandon Schmidly is a Professor of Philosophy at Evangel University, and Chair of the Department of Theology and Global Church Ministries. He holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Missouri, with specialization in ethics and social-political philosophy. He also has interests in epistemology and philosophy of religion. He has taught multiple courses in logic, ethics, and philosophy at both the graduate and undergraduate level, as well as courses in interdisciplinary studies. In 2013, Schmidly was the recipient of the Mills Young Faculty Award. He also served as Evangel’s Theology Department Chair in 2012-2013. He is co-editor of the book Christian Morality, An Interdisciplinary Framework for Thinking about Contemporary Moral Issues (Pickwick 2016) He was the organizer and host of the 2016 Midwest Conference for the Society of Christian Philosophers. Dr. Schmidly facilitates a regular grant from the Institute for Humane Studies for student-focused inquiry on religious freedom. Prior to teaching, Schmidly served in multiple pastoral and church leadership roles from 1998-2005. He currently resides in Nixa Missouri with his wife and three children.

Professional Memberships & Noteworthy Community Involvement
American Philosophical Association
Society of Christian Philosophers
Society of Pentecostal Studies
Phi Sigma Tau – Philosophy Honor Society
Assemblies of God Credentialed Minister