Dr. Jeffrey Lehman, identifies Augustine as one of his favorite authors, because Augustine “focuses upon the most important things for our journey in this life—pursuing the truth and embracing love.” And Lehman believes that the liberal arts help students to approach those most important things.
Lehman heard about Hillsdale years ago, when he attended several CCAs and talked to friends who worked at Hillsdale, including Dr. Stephen Smith of the English Department. When he heard about an education position opening up, it “seemed like a good fit, given my experience teaching the liberal arts and my commitment to classical education through the great books.” Upon being hired to teach at Hillsdale, Lehman, his wife Jennifer, and their four children packed up and moved from southern California—where he had taught at both Biola University and Thomas Aquinas College—to Michigan. While some pity him for leaving California for the Midwest, Lehman says, “I love the seasons and I love the way Midwesterners approach life—it is very personal, very family-oriented.” Since then, Lehman has returned to warmer weather and now teaches at the University of Dallas.
At the University of Dallas, Lehman is Professor of Humanities, Graduate Director of the Classical Education concentration in the Braniff Graduate School of Liberal Arts Humanities program, and Director of the Arts of Liberty Project. In addition, his primary areas of study are Quadrivium, Ancient Philosophy, Medieval Philosophy, and the Liberal Arts