World Editor and King's College Provost Marvin Olasky Joins CMI Advisory Board

“We're delighted to welcome Dr. Olasky to the CMI Advisory board,” said L. Brent Bozell III, president of the Media Research Center, of which CMI is a division. “Marvin has been on the front lines of the Culture War in many capacities and will provide CMI with more depth and insights.”

Robert Knight, CMI's director, said, “Dr. Olasky has a keen mind and an unerring eye for the stories and events that move the culture in one direction or another. It's why World magazine stands apart from so many others and is required reading for thoughtful people who want to understand a Christian perspective on events.”

Marvin Olasky is provost of The King's College-New York City, editor-in-chief of World magazine, and a professor at The University of Texas at Austin. He has been married for 32 years and is the father of four sons. He is also a senior fellow with the Acton Institute and an elder of the Presbyterian Church in America.

Dr. Olasky has written 20 books, including Compassionate Conservatism, The American Leadership Tradition, The Religions Next Door, Abortion Rites, Scimitar's Edge, Fighting for Liberty and Virtue, Prodigal Press, and The Tragedy of American Compassion, which Philanthropy magazine deemed one of "eight books that changed America." He has also written 2,000 articles for publications ranging from World to the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post.

Dr. Olasky earned an A.B. from Yale University in 1971 and a Ph.D. in American Culture from the University of Michigan in 1976. He has chaired the boards of a Christian school and a crisis pregnancy center and been a foster parent, a PTA president, a cross-country bicycle rider, a newspaper reporter, an informal advisor to Newt Gingrich and George W. Bush, and – rising to the height of his ability – a Little League assistant coach.

Dr. Olasky joins three other advisors on CMI's board; film critic and talk show host Michael Medved, attorney and writer Janet LaRue and Dr. Thomas Lickona, director of the Center for the 4th and 5th Rs (Respect and Responsibility) at the State University of New York at Cortland.