Our Teachers

Dave Raymond


Dave Raymond lives in rural Middle Tennessee with his wife and 6 children where he has taught the humanities for more than 12 years. He has taught the disciplines of history, literature, composition, civics, economics, and Latin through Quiller Tutorials, Franklin Classical School, and Foundations Christian Academy. This may come as a surprise, but he is featured in Dave Raymond’s American History, Modernity, Antiquity, and Christendom.

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Dwane Thomas

Latin & Vocab

Dwane has been studying languages for most of his life. He grew up in Europe surrounded by the Dutch and German languages. For almost 20 years he has been teaching Latin in the classroom and, more recently, online. Dwane and his wife have three wonderful children (there are five in all, but only three of them are wonderful). He and his wife homeschool their children, which means they both drink more than their fair share of wine. Featured in Visual Latin and WordUp!

Kurt Wise


Dr. Wise earned his BA in geology from the University of Chicago, and his MA and PhD degrees in paleontology from Harvard University. He founded and directed the Center for Origins Research at Bryan College and taught biology there for 17 years. He then led the Center for Theology and Science at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary for 3 years, before founding and directing the Center for Creation Research and teaching biology at Truett McConnell University for the last 7 years. His fieldwork has included research in early Flood rocks in the Death Valley region, late Flood rocks in Wyoming, and post-Flood caves in Tennessee. Featured in Devotional Biology and Is Genesis History?.

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Jonathan Rogers

Grammar for Writers

Jonathan Rogers is the author of The Terrible Speed of Mercy, one of the finest biographies of Flannery O’Connor we’ve ever read. His other books include the Wilderking Trilogy–The Bark of the Bog Owl, The Secret of the Swamp King, and The Way of the Wilderking–as well as The World According to Narnia and a biography of Saint Patrick. He has spent most of his adult life in Nashville, Tennessee, where he and his wife Lou Alice are raising a houseful of robustious children. Featured in Grammar for Writers and Creative Writing.

R.C. Sproul, Jr.


Dr. R.C. Sproul, Jr. has taught philosophy and theology at Reformation Bible College, and been a teaching fellow for Ligonier Ministries. Since college, economics has been one of his primary areas of expertise. He delights in explaining how the glory of the gospel truth means that Jesus changes everything. He has eight children. Featured in Economics for Everybody.

Wes Callihan

Old Western Culture

Wesley Callihan grew up on a farm in Idaho and graduated in History from the University of Idaho in 1983. He has taught classics and the Great Books at Logos School in Moscow, Idaho; the University of Idaho; New St. Andrews College in Moscow, Idaho; and at Veritas Academy in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Wes likes to read, garden, watch movies, fish and hunt, travel. He and his wife have six children. Featured in Old Western Culture: GreeksRomans, Christendomand Early Moderns.

Thomas Purifoy Jr


A creative filmmaker who develops unique learning resources intended to advance the Kingdom of God. Thomas helped develop a classical-based curriculum, and taught philosophy, Old Testament, film and history at the American School of Lyon, France. Thomas studied English at Vanderbilt University and is a former Officer in the US Navy. He currently oversees Compass Classroom and Compass Cinema.

Brian Kohl


Brian Kohl is the editorial director for Canon Press, and over the past seven years has been a high school and undergraduate instructor. He and his wife Christy have two sons and live in the Pacific Northwest. Featured in both Introductory and Intermediate Logic.

Matt Whitling

Grammar of Poetry

Matt is the principal of Logos School in Moscow, Idaho, as well as a featured speaker at conferences around the country. He personally loves literature and poetry, and has many years imparting that same love to middle school students. He and his wife have seven children. Featured in Grammar of Poetry.

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