Dr. Wiker grew up in a United Methodist home but there was no dramatic encounter with Christ until he went to college. Through his discovery of the great books, his mind began to be opened to truth and beauty. As he continued his studies in graduate school, the extreme liberalism of the seminary he attended, pushed him to the Catholic Church and the truth it represents. Dr. Wiker graduated from Furman University with a B.A. in Political Philosophy. He has an M.A. in Religion and a Ph.D. in Theological Ethics, both from Vanderbilt University. He is a Senior Fellow at the Veritas Center for Ethics and Public Life, Franciscan University. He is also Associate Professor of Political Science and Human Life Studies at Franciscan University in Steubenville, OH. He has published twelve books.