Bryan College will open its 83rd academic year formally with a convocation address by Dr. Daniel Dreisbach on Wednesday, Sept. 5.
Dr. Dreisbach is professor in the Department of Justice, Law and Society in the American University School of Public Affairs in Washington, D.C. The author or editor of five books and numerous articles in scholarly journals, Dr. Dreisbach is particularly interested in American constitutional law and history, First Amendment law, church-state relations, and criminal procedure.
Bryan President Dr. Stephen Livesay said Dr. Dreisbach has been asked to speak on the attitudes concerning religion and the state of those at the time of the writing of the Constitution and the implications of those thoughts for today.
“We are delighted to welcome a scholar of Dr. Dreisbach’s standing to formally open our academic year," said Dr. Livesay. "His field of study should provide challenging commentary as the United States struggles to decide how we will honor – or discard – the foundational truths that made this country great."
Convocation is scheduled for 10 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 5, in Rudd Auditorium and is open to the public without charge.