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Dr. Byron Eubanks

 

Chair, Dept of Philosophy
Professor of Philosophy
Director, Sutton Center for Integrity
eubanks@obu.edu
870.245.5521

Education
PhD: University of Arkansas, 1997
MDiv: The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville KY, 1985
MA: University of Arkansas, 1986
BA: OBU, 1980

Work
Ouachita Baptist University, Philosophy Department, 1987-current
Hospital chaplain, Baptist Medical Center, Little Rock AR 1985-1987
Served as pastor, Chidester Baptist Church (1978-1980) and DeGray Baptist Church 1988-1990.

Publications
“A Biblical Defense of Critical Thinking” in Critical Thinking and the Bible in the Age of New Media . Charles M. Ess, ed. Dallas: University Press of America, 2004.


Professional Memberships and Activities

  • American Philosophical Association
  • Society of Christian Philosophers
  • American Association of Philosophy Teachers
  • Association of Practical and Professional Ethics
  • Baptist Association of Philosophy Teachers
  • Director, William F. “Buddy” Sutton Center for Integrity at OBU.
  • Judge for the National Collegiate Ethics Bowl.


Research Interests
Environmental ethics, watersheds and water use in Arkansas, and student moral development.


Personal
I met my wife Amy at OBU during our undergraduate days back in the 1970s.  We have two grown daughters: Hannah and Ellen.  I enjoy racquetball for exercise and kayaking for fun and excitement.  In addition to my philosophy courses, I teach a whitewater kayaking course at OBU and occasionally get to enjoy local whitewater rivers.

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