The Mid-Atlantic Chapter
Andrew Smith, MA
Mid-Atlantic Chapter Director
Andrew Smith has been a teacher and administrator in Christian classical schools for 15 years. He currently serves at Veritas School in Richmond, VA and prior to that was part of schools in Orlando and Memphis. Along with providing upper school administrative leadership, Andrew’s academic work has focused primarily on Rhetoric, both in curriculum development and in teacher training. Andrew holds a B.A. in History, an M.Div. and an M.A. in Philosophy. He and his wife, Keri, have four children, spanning in age from 17 to 6.
Robyn Burlew, MEd
Robyn joined the Fellowship in 2016. Robyn serves as the Academic Dean at the Veritas School in Richmond, Virginia. Robyn has been teaching providing administrative leadership to classical schools for over ten years, and provides expertise in both lower school and upper school curriculum and pedagogy. Robyn is trained in math and science and earned her MEd in educational leadership from Covenant College.
Josh Gibbs, BA
Josh joined the Fellowship in 2016 as an Associate Fellow. He provides leadership in great book education and upper school humanities curriculum and pedagogy. Josh is a frequent writer, publishing film reviews with FilmFisher.com and regular articles with the Circe Institute blog. Josh serves as an upper school humanities educator at the Veritas School in Richmond, Virginia. He earned his BA in English literature from the University of Idaho.
Christopher Hall, MAT
Christopher joined the Fellowship as an Associate Alcuin Fellow in 2016. Christopher serves as the Lower School Academic Dean at the Covenant School in Charlottesville, Virginia. Chris provides leadership in philosophy and lower school curriculum and pedagogy. Chris earned a degree in philosophy from Gettysburg College and MAT in education from Towson State University in Maryland.
Jesse Hake, MA
Jesse was one of the inaugural fellows who joined the Fellowship in 2008. Jesse provides leadership in the application of classical education in urban settings, and in history and theology. He also has expertise in upper school curriculum and pedagogy. Jesse currently serves as the Academic Dean at Logos Academy in York, Pennsylvania. Jesse eanrned a MA in history from St. Andrews University, Scotland.
Christine Perrin, MFA
Christine Perrin has taught literature and creative writing at Johns Hopkins University, Messiah College, and Gordon College’s Orvieto Program. She has been the Director of Writing at Messiah University and taught in the English Department for the last six years. She has published poetry in several journals, published a book of poetry as well as textbook for students, The Art of Poetry.
The Texas Chapter
Phillip Donnelly, PhD
Texas Chapter Director
Phillip recently joined the Fellowship in 2016. Phillip is the Director of the Great Texts Program at Baylor University, where he also serves as a professor of literature. Phillip has published numerous books and articles and is working on a series of books on the liberal arts. Phillip has presented at the Alcuin Retreat, and is a frequent speaker at the SCL annual conference. Phillip earned his MA and PhD in English literature from the University of Ottowa.
The Western Chapter (Alcuin West)
Grant Horner, PhD
Western Chapter Director
Grant joined the Fellowship early on, and was the first college professor to join. Grant has published several books and has expertise in literature, film, language and rhetoric. He also has expertise in Socratic pedagogy. Grant helped establish the upper school at Trinity Classical Academy in Los Angeles while also teaching full time at the Masters College. Grant holds a PhD in literature from Claremont Graduate University.
Bill Stutzman, MA
Bill joined the Fellowship early on when he was Grammar School Principal at the Ambrose School. Bill currently serves as the Academic Dean at the Oaks School in Spokane, Washington where he also leads the music program. An accomplished guitarist and songwriter, Bill provides leadership in music as well as both lower school and upper school curriculum and pedagogy. Bill earned an MA in English from the University of Wisconsin.
The Midwestern Chapter
David Diener, PhD
Alcuin Fellow, Midwestern Director
David Diener has been an Alcuin Fellow since 2012 and provides leadership in philosophy and upper school humanities curriculum and pedagogy. He is the author of Plato: The Great Philosopher-Educator and numerous journal publications. David is the Head of School at Hillsdale Academy, Michigan, and professor of education at Hillsdale College, and speaks frequently at conferences around the country. David holds a dual PhD in philosophy and philosophy of education from Indiana University.
The Southeastern Chapter
Kevin Clark, MDiv, DLA
Southeastern Chapter Co-Director
Kevin was an inaugural Alcuin Fellow, and provides leadership in the recovery of liberal arts tradition, with expertise in literature, rhetoric, theology and philosophy. He is the Academic Dean at the Geneva School of Orlando and the co-author of the Liberal Arts Tradition and has degrees in music, philosophy, and a MDiv from Reformed Theological Seminary. He is a candidate for the Doctor of Liberal Arts at Georgetown University. He speaks frequently curriculum and pedagogy around the country.
Ravi Jain, MDiv
Southeastern Chapter Co-Director
Ravi Jain was one of the inaugural Alcuin Fellows, and leads the fellowship in our research of math and science curricula and pedagogy. He is the math and science chair at the Geneva School of Orlando and the co-author of the Liberal Arts Tradition. Ravi earned degrees in Greek and math and holds an MDiv from Reformed Theological Seminary, and a graduate certificate in math from Central Florida University. He speaks frequently on math and science around the country.