Mitchell O. Stokes - New Saint Andrews College

Mitchell O. Stokes, Ph.D.

Senior Fellow of Philosophy

Ph.D. in Philosophy, University of Notre Dame, 2005
M.A. in Philosophy, University of Notre Dame, 2003
M.A. in Religion (Philosophy of Religion), Yale University, 2001
Additional Graduate Study in Theology, Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando, FL, 1994-1999
M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Central Florida, 1994
B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Florida, 1992

Dr. Mitch Stokes is a Senior Fellow of Philosophy and a member of the College’s graduate faculty. He teaches graduate courses in philosophy and undergraduate courses in mathematics and logic.
Dr. Stokes received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Florida in 1992 and an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Central Florida in 1994. He worked as an engineer from 1994 to 2001 at Siemens-Westinghouse Power Corp. in Orlando and Precision Combustion, Inc., in New Haven, CT. While serving as an advanced and senior engineer in Florida in the 1990s, Dr. Stokes took theological courses at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando.
He went on to complete an M.A. in Religion (Philosophy of Religion) at Yale University under Dr. Nick Wolterstorff in 2001 and an M.A. in Philosophy at University of Notre Dame in 2003. He completed his doctoral studies in Philosophy at Notre Dame under Dr. Alvin Plantinga and Dr. Peter van Inwagen in 2005, prior to joining the New Saint Andrews faculty.
Dr. Stokes is also interested in martial arts and boxing. He and wife Christine have four children.

Contact Information: (208) 882-1566 | E-mail

Mitchell O. Stokes’ Posts

Bridging Science and Religion at Oxford

Bridging Science and Religion at Oxford

As part of an Oxford initiative, Dr. Mitch Stokes and a group of select professors from around the world are engaging science and religion at the highest levels of academia. His Oxford project draws attention to significant flaws in materialistic evolutionary thought—specifically, monkeys doing quantum math.

Dr. Stokes Discusses Atheism with Justin Taylor [video]

Dr. Stokes Discusses Atheism with Justin Taylor [video]

On the Crossway website, senior fellow of philosophy Mitch Stokes discusses his new book How to Be an (A)theist:Why Many Skeptics Aren’t Skeptical Enough with Justin Taylor. Here’s an excerpt: One of the ways [the new atheists] misuse science is to overstate the...

Stokes: Consistent Atheists are Moral Nihilists [video 3]

Stokes: Consistent Atheists are Moral Nihilists [video 3]

Dr. Mitch Stokes, NSA’s Senior Fellow of Philosophy is the author of the new book, How to Be an (A)theist. Here, in the third of a series of short videos, he explains that “every consistent atheist ought to be a moral nihilist. And some are. But it’s...

Dr. Stokes on the 3 beautiful words: “I don’t know.”

Dr. Stokes on the 3 beautiful words: “I don’t know.”

In a the next installment in a series of guest blog posts on the Crossway website, Senior Fellow of Philosophy Mitch Stokes writes on “3 Beautiful Words: ‘I Don’t Know.’” Here’s an excerpt: Knowing that you don’t know is half the battle, and any good education...

Dr. Mitch Stokes on What to Say to an Atheist [video]

Dr. Mitch Stokes on What to Say to an Atheist [video]

If he could sit down with atheist Richard Dawkins, here’s what Dr. Mitch Stokes, Senior Fellow of Philosophy and author of the new book, How to Be an (A)theist, would say: How to Be an Atheist: If I Could Sit Down with Richard Dawkins from Crossway on...

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