David Baggett, Liberty University

You may know Dr. David Baggett of Liberty University as editor of Harry Potter and Philosophy: If Aristotle Ran Hogwarts. Dr. Baggett earned his doctorate in philosophy at Wayne State University and taught for four years at Kings College. He is now professor of philosophy in the Rawlings School of Divinity at Liberty University, where he’s taught for twelve years now.

Dr. Baggett's festival day talk is tentatively titled "Train Up Your Wizards in the Way They Should Go." He will present with his wife, Marybeth Davis Baggett. He is executive editor and founder of MoralApologetics.com and author or editor of over a dozen books, including academic works published by Oxford University Press. He’s edited or co-edited several other books on philosophy and popular culture, including tennis, Alfred Hitchcock, and Sherlock Holmes. He and his wife, an LU English professor, have been married for six years and have one son.