Marvin Olasky is a former academic, now retired, but still active across a number of interests. He earned a BA in American Studies from Yale University and a PhD from the University of Michigan in American Culture. He was a professor at the University of Texas at Austin from 1983 to 2007 before becoming the provost at King’s College in New York (2007 to 2011). From 2011 to 2019 he was the distinguished chair in journalism and public policy at Patrick Henry College. He is also an Affiliate Scholar of the Acton Institute. He was a long-standing contributor to World Magazine, becoming editor in 1994 and editor-in-chief in 2001. He is the author of 28 books including the highly acclaimed Tragedy of American Compassion, and writes a weekly column on aspects of homelessness for the Discovery Institute, where he is a senior fellow.