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Alumnus of the Year - 2002

Bill Davis '82

Professor of Philosophy Bill Davis ’82 is the 2002 Alumnus of the Year


Davis holds a doctorate in philosophy from the University of Notre Dame and a master’s degree in religion from Westminster Theological Seminary. He has been on Covenant’s faculty since 1997. He also serves as an adjunct professor of systematic theology at Reformed Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C. He is a member of the Society of Christian Philosophers and the Memorial Hospital (Chattanooga, Tennessee) Ethics Committee.


Davis teaches courses including Christ and Culture, Christian Mind, Cultural Heritage of the West, Epistemology, Formal Logic, Introduction to Philosophy, Metaphysics, and Philosophy of Science. He also takes students to the Wheaton Philosophy Conference each fall.


Some of Davis’ most recently published writings include “Death and Immortality in Middle-earth,” in Tolkien & Philosophy (Open Court), “Why Open Theism is Flourishing Now,” in Beyond the Bounds (Crossway), “A Critical Look at Consequentialism,” in Introduction to Ethics, ed. Feiser (Wadsworth, 2000), and “God’s Sovereign Knowledge of the Future,” Modern Reformation, Sept.-Oct., 1999.


Davis and his wife, Lynda (Ellis) ’84, live in Lookout Mountain, Georgia, with their children: Jonathan, Amy, Rachel, and Mark.


Six years ago, Marshall ’08 and Katherine Whitmire Teague ’06 thought they would spend the rest of their lives in Oregon. Today they live on Lookout Mountain, where they operate a sustainable farm called EdenThistle.

95% of alumni are active members or regular attenders of a local church

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