Ryan MacPherson


Ryan C. MacPherson, Ph.D. serves as chair of the History Department at Bethany Lutheran College and senior editor for The Family in America: A Journal of Public Policy. He also is the founding president of the Hausvater Project, a nonprofit organization promoting a biblical vision for family, church, and society. His recent scholarship includes the textbook Rediscovering the American Republic, a bioethics primer entitled The Culture of Life, and a friend of the court brief for the California marriage amendment case. In addition to scholarly works, he also writes popular articles for a variety of family-oriented publications. He speaks regularly for both academic and lay audiences concerning marriage, chastity, public policy, constitutional law, and education. Above all, Dr. MacPherson seeks to lead by example as a devoted husband and homeschool father.