Professor, Great Books Honors College
Fine Arts Center 717
About Dr. Woods
Dr. Robert Woods joined the Faulkner University faculty full time in 1999, previously having served as a professor at two other universities. He completed his bachelor’s degree from Point University in 1984 and holds a master’s degree from Barry University. He completed the Ph.D. from Florida State University in 1990.
Woods’ courses include Great Books I-V, graduate and doctoral-level courses. Woods’s academic interests are diverse, including religion and culture, Great Books, and fiction. Woods is a nationally recognized expert on the life and writings of Ray Bradbury and an authority on Fahrenheit 451.
“Working with the best and brightest students from the Great Books level through doctoral students is a joy.”
- A Reader in Christian Humanism (in process).
- The Poison of the Sins We Do Each Other and The Fine We Do Before Death: A Christian Humanistic Reading of Ray Bradbury’s Something Wicked This Way Comes (forthcoming).
- Book Burning Without Fire or Kerosene: Ray Bradbury’s Bookless Dystopia and Why (in process).
- Scripture Is Not Even Safe Book (in process).
- “Signs of Decline: The Idea of Cultural Ruin in Select Writings of Christopher Dawson.” (in process).
- Showing Every Consideration for All: A Classical Christian Approach to Civility and Manners.
- Book Review, Jesus Christ and the Life of the Mind. Journal of Faith and The Academy. (forthcoming).
- “Crisis of Western Education.” Journal of Education and Christian Belief Vol. 15:1/Spring 2011.
- “Book Burning Without Fire or Kerosene and Why Scripture Is Not Even Safe: A Christian Humanistic Reading of Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451.” Journal of Faith and The Academy. Vol. III, No. 2, 2010.
- Book Review, On the Unseriousness of Human Affairs by James V. Schall, Restoration Quarterly, 2004.
- Book Review, Dynamics of World History by Christopher Dawson, Fides Et Historia, Spring, 2003.
- “Concerned With Everything in the Universe.” Humanitas, XV, No. 2, 2002.
- “A Discipline Ablaze.” The University Bookman. No. 4 Vol. 42, 2002.
- Book Review, The Book on the Bookshelf by Henry Petroski, Books and Culture, Spring 2000.
- Book Review, The Dictionary of Biblical Imagery by Leland Ryken, et al, The Stone-Campbell Journal, Spring 1999
- Book Review, The Truth of Things: Liberal Arts and the Recovery of Reality by Marion Montgomery, Integrity, Fall 1999.
- Book Review, Patterns in History by D.W. Bebbington, Restoration Quarterly, 1993.
- Book Review, Reading Between the Lines by Gene Veith, Restoration Quarterly, 1992.
- Literary Guide to the Classics: Homer’s Odyssey. Broadman & Holman, Publication Schedule Not Established.
- Visiting Scholar for The Big Read: Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 at Helena, MT. Funded by a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Sept. 21-23, 2011.
- “Erasmus’s Antibarbri and De Ratione Studii as Foundational Reflections for a Christian Pedagogical Renaissance.” Faith and the Academy Lecture. Spring 2010.
- The Christian Humanism of Pulitzer Prize Winning Poet Richard Wilbur. Faith and the Academy Lecture. Spring 2007.
- Confessions of a Christian Humanist. Faith and the Academy Annual Faculty Lecture. (Special lecture) Fall 2006.
- Paper Presentation, “Light from the Shadows: George MacDonald’s Theory of the Imagination in Fairy Tale Form.” South Central Conference on Religion and Literature, Loyola University, 1995.
- Special Guest Speaker for Greek Night, The Renaissance Club, The Meaning of Greek Tragedy and Why We Might Not Get It. Osceola Civic Center, March 1994.
- Special Guest panelist, The Forum on Educational Reform, Osceola Civic Center, Jan. 1993.