Dr. John Finley is the Academic Director of the Valor Institute. Prior to joining Valor, Dr. Finley was Professor of Philosophy at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary in St. Louis. For several years he was a tutor at Thomas Aquinas College in California, where he led seminars in an interdisciplinary Great Books program. He has authored several publications on philosophical anthropology, metaphysics, phenomenology, and Ancient and Medieval philosophy and is a member of the Aquinas Institute of Blackfriars Hall at the University of Oxford. Dr. Finley received his masters and doctorate in philosophy from the University of Dallas and his Bachelor of Arts from Thomas Aquinas College. In 2016 he was awarded a grant from the John Templeton Foundation to pursue collaborative research on the human person from the standpoints of science, medicine, philosophy, and theology.
Dr. Finley is the editor of Sexual Identity: The Harmony of Philosophy, Science, and Revelation (Emmaus Road, 2022)