Darin H. Davis, Ph.D.
Clinical Professor of Moral Philosophy in the Honors Program
Darin H. Davis (B.A., University of Texas; M.A., Baylor University; Ph.D., Saint Louis University) is clinical professor of moral philosophy in the Honors Program and principal investigator of the Soundings Project, a part of Lilly Endowment Inc.’s “Called to Lives of Meaning and Purpose” initiative. He is also senior fellow in Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion.
During his career, he has taught courses on moral philosophy, philosophy of human nature, happiness and the moral life, business ethics, contemporary ethical theory, and the philosophy and theology of friendship. His scholarly interests focus on the history of moral philosophy, virtue ethics, and faith and higher education.
His articles have appeared in Christian Scholar’s Review, Journal of Moral Theology, The Southern Journal of Philosophy, International Journal of Christianity and Education, and American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly. He also is the editor and co-author of Educating for Wisdom in the 21st Century (2019).
For 17 years, he served Baylor’s Institute for Faith and Learning as director (2008-23) and associate director (2006-08). From 2016-19, he served as vice president for university mission at Baylor.
Beyond Baylor, he has served on the National Network Board of the Lilly Network for Church-Related Colleges and Universities and as a regional editor of the International Journal of Christianity and Education.