Dallas Willard is a Professor in the School of Philosophy at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles and a Senior Fellow of the Trinity Forum.
He has been at USC since 1965, where he was Director of the School of Philosophy from 1982-1985. He has also taught at the University of Wisconsin (Madison), where he received his Ph.D. in 1964, and has held visiting appointments at UCLA (1969) and the University of Colorado (1984).
His philosophical publications are mainly in the areas of epistemology, the philosophy of mind and of logic, and on the philosophy of Edmund Husserl, including extensive translations of Husserl’s early writings from German into English. His Logic and the Objectivity of Knowledge, a study of Husserl’s early philosophy and of how knowledge of reality is possible, appeared in 1984.
Dallas also lectures and publishes in religion. The Divine Conspiracy: Rediscovering Our Hidden Life in God (Harper Collins 1998), voted Christianity Today’s Book of the Year for 1998, is the second in a three-part series including Hearing From God: Developing a Conversational Relationship with God (InterVaristy Press 1999), and The Spirit of the Disciplines (HarperCollins 1988). His Knowing Christ Today was released in May 2009, and his forthcoming The Disappearance of Moral Knowledge is expected soon.
In 1956 Dallas was ordained a minister in the Southern Baptist Convention.