Dr. Ryan MacPherson


Ryan C. MacPherson holds a Ph.D. in History and Philosophy of Science from the University of Notre Dame. He is currently the Academic Dean for Luther Classical College. He served as Chair of the History Department at Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato, Minnesota, and as senior editor of The Family in America: A Journal of Public Policy. He also has served as a featured instructor for Rich in American History, a continuing education program for middle school teachers of social studies. Dr. MacPherson’s publications span the fields of history, theology, law, and public policy.

A homeschool parent who has taught both children’s Sunday school and adult Bible classes, Dr. MacPherson also is the founding president of the Hausvater Project (www.hausvater.org), a nonprofit organization promoting a biblical vision for family, church, and society in the spirit of the Lutheran confessions. Dr. MacPherson is a nationally featured speaker for academic associations, religious organizations, and public policy forums.