Dr. James Davison Hunter is the Labrosse-Levinson Distinguished Professor of Religion, Culture, and Social Theory at the University of Virginia and Executive Director of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture. He completed his doctorate at Rutgers University in 1981 and joined the faculty of the University of Virginia in 1983.
James has written seven books, edited three books, and published a wide range of essays, articles, and reviews all variously concerned with the problem of meaning and moral order in a time of political and cultural change in American life. More recently, he published The Death of Character: Moral Education in an Age without Good or Evil (2000); Is There a Culture War? A Dialogue on Values and American Public Life (with Alan Wolfe, 2006); and To Change the World (2010).