Phil Tierney has been an Episcopal priest for more than 40 years. He has earned degrees in Philosophy, Theology, and Psychotherapy. He has served chaplaincies at Georgetown University, Virginia Tech, and the Foxcroft and Madeira Schools. He served eight churches in six states and two other countries. He has written two books, and volunteers at various churches and non-profit organizations.
Course Title: Theocracy: Can American Democracy Survive Fundamentalism? (Fall Term 2018)
"The subject matter of the course was pertinent to our times and Phil does a fantastic job of sharing information and engaging class participation."
"Phil is a scholar and knows his material very well. He was also a great teacher, allowing for much classroom discussion with openness and vulnerability and safety. Superb course."
Course Title: Religion and Politics in America: From the Post-Columbian Era to the Trump Era
"Phil's preparation and presentations were excellent. He did an outstanding job of educating the class. His 'question period' elicited great discussion which was also enlightening. Phil's presentation was refreshingly impartial / non partisan."
"Phil Tierney is the best. An expert in this area."
Course Title: The Eight Most Influential Stories Ever Told
"Phil set the tone for making everyone feel comfortable when sharing. He is funny and an expert in his field. He knew how to bring out the best in people."
"The Study Leader was very knowledgeable, sensitive, open to hearing our feelings and opinions."