Dr. David Withun, Ph.D., is a Principal with American Classical Education, boasting almost two decades of leadership experience in both education and the military. He is a veteran of the United States Army having served as an Intelligence Analyst. He earned his MA and Ph.D. in Humanities with a focus in Literature at Faulkner University in Montgomery, Alabama. 

Dr. Withun has taught various subjects, including History and Literature, at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. He has also taught college Composition, Humanities, and Literature. His academic interests center broadly on intellectual history, with a particular interest in the influences and responses to ancient, classical, and medieval philosophy and mythology in 20th-century African American thought. Dr. Withun’s areas of expertise and interest also include classical education, American literary and philosophical history, and the Great Books tradition.

Dr. Withun’s writing has been published in journals and magazines such as Classical Receptions Journal, Black Perspectives, Phylon, Forma Journal, and The Explicator. His first book, Co-workers in the Kingdom of Culture: Classics and Cosmopolitanism in the Thought of W. E. B. Du Bois, was released by Oxford University Press in spring 2022.

Dr. Withun currently lives in Jacksonville, Florida, with Vanessa, his wife, and three children.

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