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September 17, 2013

Jonas Joins Education Faculty at Wheaton College

Dr. Mark E. Jonas recently joined the Wheaton College faculty as Associate Professor of Education.

Jonas is a graduate of the University of Chicago, where he earned a B.A. in Philosophy. He completed an M.A. in Teaching at the University of Portland and a Ph.D. in Philosophy and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University.

Previously, Jonas served as an Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and he first joined the Wheaton College Graduate School faculty as an Adjunct Professor in spring 2012.

His research is focused on the educational and political philosophies of Nietzsche, Rousseau, and Plato.

“I look forward to teaching at Wheaton, where students and faculty alike value rigorous thinking and Christian living within a liberal arts framework that is meant to provide the foundation for lifelong learning, and foster a desire to serve the world,” Jonas says.

“Dr. Jonas is a brilliant philosopher of education,” says Wheaton College provost Dr. Stanton Jones says. “He has a vision for interjecting Christian perspectives into the very secular field of philosophy of education, and I’m excited about him joining the education department.”