About Your Host



Your host and guide through the summer reading of the CUA Primer is Bryan Atchison. Bryan currently serves as an advisor to first-year students at CUA’s Undergraduate Advising Center. In addition, for three years he taught the two-course Learning Community sequence of philosophy for CUA’s First-Year Experience (Philosophy 201 and 202). Bryan earned his bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University in physics and  went on to earn three master’s degrees: one from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in Technology and Policy; one from Covenant Theological Seminary, in General Theological Studies; and one from The Catholic University of America, in philosophy. He is nearing the completion of  his doctorate in philosophy at Catholic by working to finish up his dissertation comparing three different views of what a human person is. He has a wonderful wife, to whom he is grateful for occasional ideas and proofreading that benefit this website, and an active and charming toddler son. He enjoys writing, music, photography, a wide variety of educational podcasts and videos, and joking around with his fellow advisors.

Page Photo: “Reflective Spot at Catholic University (Washington, DC, USA)” by Bryan Atchison, used by permission.
Photo of Bryan Atchison: Untitled photo by Jane Westerfield.