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Dr. William Dunn


Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, William Dunn earned his B.A. in Liberal Arts from Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paula, CA in 1997. It was during his time in college that he was received into the Roman Catholic Church. Eager to learn more about the Catholic Faith, he pursued graduate studies in philosophy and theology. In 2000 he earned his S.T.M. from the International Theological Institute in Gaming, Austria and in 2002 was awarded the S.T.L. from this institute. He later completed the course work for the Doctorate in Sacred Theology at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome, and then completed the course work for the Doctorate in Philosophy at the Center for Thomistic Studies in Houston, Texas. During his teaching career he has taught classes in philosophy, theology, language, literature, history, and science for both undergraduate and graduate students, as well as homeschool middle school and high school students. He has taught classes in over 50 subjects, and in his classes he endeavors to show the interconnections between the various branches of learning. For two years he taught Thomistic Latin for graduate students at the I.T.I. in Austria. For three years he taught Thomistic Latin for graduate students at the Center for Thomistic Studies at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, TX where he also taught philosophy. During this time he also taught Thomistic philosophy and theology for St. Catherine’s Dominican Convent in Houston, TX. From 2008-2018 he taught classes for the Diocese of Tulsa in the Pastoral Studies Institute, an extension program of Newman University in Wichita, KS. During this time he also taught in the Diaconate Formation Program of the Diocese of Tulsa, and in the homeschooling community. In 2015 he became a cofounder of the Tulsa Great Books Program for Catholic High School Homeschoolers where he also teaches. Professor Dunn is an Adjunct Professor of Theology at Holy Apostles College and Seminary. He enjoys writing poetry and essays, and his writings have frequently appeared in Catholic publications including the St. Austin Review published by Joseph Pearce. His first collection of poetry, Wind Among the Leaves was published in 2012, and a second collection of his poetry is forthcoming. His most recent essay, published in the Saint Austin Review titled Man, Creation, and Artificial Intelligence, offers a Thomistic assessment of AI and the hypothesis of AGI.