Editor-in-chief, World Magazine; Provost, The King's College
Education: A.B., Yale University; Ph.D. in American Culture, University of Michigan in 1976
Biography: Marvin Olasky is editor-in-chief of World magazine and provost of The King’s College, New York City. He and his wife Susan have been married for 34 years and have four sons. He was a professor at the University of Texas at Austin for 24 years and has also taught at San Diego State and Princeton. He has been a foster parent, a PTA president, a cross-country bicycle rider, a newspaper reporter, and a Little League coach.
Dr. Olasky has written 22 books, including The Tragedy of American Compassion, which Philanthropy magazine deemed one of “eight books that changed America.” Dr. Olasky has spoken at numerous fundraising dinners for state-level groups -- including three times for the North Carolina Family Policy Council -- and for Christian schools. (He helped to found one in Austin and chaired its board.) As a past chairman of the Austin Crisis Pregnancy Center he has spoken at fundraising dinners for pregnancy resource centers throughout the country.
Dr. Olasky has written 2,400 articles for publications ranging from World to The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post.He has also spoken at 50 colleges and universities, including Biola, Columbia, Covenant, Grove City, Harvard, Hillsdale, Kyoto International, Liberty, Northwestern, Regent, Rice, Tulane, the University of Calgary, the University of Maryland, the University of Virginia, Wheaton, and Yale.
Speaker Fee/Range: Please contact through website below for fee negotiations and scheduling (Coach airfare and hotel not included in fee)
Select Speech Titles: 1. Bold and Courageous: Lessons from American History 2. Helping the Poor by Renewing Effective Compassion 3. How to Respond to Demands for “Social Justice” 4. Winning the Abortion War Through Compassion 5. The Prodigal Alternative: Building Strong Christian Schools