Brandon Spun was born on a cold and snowy winter’s eve in Pennsylvania. He was raised in New York, passed seasons in Washington, DC, Santa Cruz, CA, and Annapolis, MD. He now gratefully resides just northwest of Nashville, TN. The seasons there are not much different than the one’s he remembers from his childhood, except that the snows are fewer, lighter, and Cheatham County has barns which send the smell of tobacco smoking across the fields in the fall.
He passes his weekends with his kids by hiking, collecting dried plants, reading, telling stories, cooking, and fishing.
Academic/Intellectual interests include Literature, Ancient Philosophy, Ethics, Personalism, Metaphysics, Natural Philosophy, and the Liberal Arts in general. A few idiosyncratic favorites include Fyodor Dostoevsky, Edith Nesbit, Robert Louis Stevenson, Jane Austen, Russian Literature, and fairy tales. As an aside, he is deeply grateful to LibriVox.
He is the Dean of Academics at New College Franklin, a Christian liberal arts college, where he has worked since 2010.
In 2001, he received a BA in English and Philosophy from the State University of New York at Geneseo. After that, he attended St. John’s College in Annapolis, Maryland, where he received a Master of Arts in Liberal Arts. He also hold a Master of Arts in Philosophy from Holy Apostles College and Seminary. Currently, he is pursuing doctoral work in the humanities at Faulkner University.