The Very Rev. Ian S. Markham

Ian S. Markham was appointed as Dean and President of the Virginia Theological Seminary in August 2007. He completed his Ph.D. at the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom where he focused on Christian Ethics. He previously earned an M.Litt. in Philosophy and Ethics from the University of Cambridge and a B.D. in Theology from the University of London. 

Dean Markham is the author and editor of numerous books including: Against Atheism: Why Dawkins, Hitchens, and Harris Are Fundamentally Wrong, Liturgical Life Principles: How Episcopal Worship Can Lead to Healthy and Authentic Living, Christ and Culture: Communion After Lambeth, A Theology of Engagement; Truth and the Reality of God; Do Morals Matter; Understanding Christian Doctrine and most recently, An Introduction to Said Nursi: Life, Thought and Writings. His awards include the Robertson Fellow 2006; Teape Lecturer in India 2004; Claggett Fellow attached to Washington National Cathedral in 2000; and Frank Woods Fellow at Trinity College, Melbourne in 1997.