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Marvin Olasky

Dr. Marvin Olasky is considered the father of compassionate conservatism and was an informal advisor to Gov. George W. Bush during his presidential campaign. He has been a professor of journalism at the University of Texas since 1983.

He has written 13 books including Compassionate Conservatism, The American Leadership Tradition, Fighting for Liberty and Virtue and Abortion Rites. His writings have appeared in the Austin American Statesman, the Wall Street Journal and USA Today.

Olasky received an A.B. from Yale and a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. He is an elder of the Presbyterian Church and serves as a trustee of Covenant College. He and his wife, Susan, have four children.