Brian Lang, PhD

Professor

Department

Religion-Philosophy

Faculty

Education

PhD, University of Missouri-Columbia

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Contact Information

701-252-3467 ext. 5478

Vorhees 24

Office Hours

Monday: 11:50 – 1:00ish
Tuesday:
Wednesday: 11:50 – 1:00ish
Thursday:
Friday: 11:50 – 1:00ish
Saturday:
Sunday:

I am happy to set up a meeting. Please email me.

Biography

Dr. Lang spent two decades in Iowa, one in Missouri, and now two in North Dakota.  His partner is a photographer.  They have amassed three daughters and two sons.

Scholarly and Creative Works

  

Publications

  • “A Simple Defense of the Ontological Argument,” Auslegung, Spring/Summer 2003, Vol. 24, No. 2.
  • “When Religion Motivates Politics: A Reply to Audi,” Central States Region SBL, April 2003
  • “When Religion Motivates Politics: A Reply to Audi,” Proceedings of the Central States SBL / ASOR 1 (2003)

My Favorite Course to Teach

Classical Philosophy (pre-300 C.E.)

Eudaimonia—a virtuous, healthy, happy life—was the telos (goal) of the classical Greek philosophers.  It is also mine.

Awards

  • Thomas W. Selleck Professor of Alchemy, University of Jamestown 2020
  • Emperor of Ethics, Jamestown Regional Medical Center, 2020
  • Participant in “Teaching About Islam and Middle Eastern Culture”, American Center for Oriental Research, Amman, Jordan, January 2010, sponsored by the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) & the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC)
  • Donald K. Anderson Graduate Student Teaching Award, Graduate School, University of Missouri-Columbia, 2001.
  • Professor of the Year, University of Jamestown 2011

Grants

  • Dustin Grant, Ethics ‘03
  • Grant Mehring, Ethics ‘07
  • Leanna Grant, Ethics ‘07
  • Carnegie Corporation of New York Grant ’10
  • “Teaching About Islam and Middle Eastern Culture”, American Center for Oriental Research, Amman, Jordan, January 2010