Professor Louis Markos, Ph.D.

Professor Louis Markos
  • Houston Baptist University
  • University of Michigan
When it comes to learning and to teaching, my motto has always been that of Socrates: The unexamined life is not worth living.

Dr. Louis Markos is Professor in English at Houston Baptist University, where he also holds the Robert H. Ray Chair in Humanities. He earned his B.A. in English and History from Colgate University and his M.A. and Ph.D. in English from the University of Michigan. Professor Markos specializes in British romantic poetry, literary theory, and the classics and teaches courses in all three of these areas, as well as in Victorian poetry and prose, 17th-century poetry and prose, mythology, epic, and film. He received the Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award from the University of Michigan and was named the Opal Goolsby Teacher of the Year at Houston Baptist. Dr. Markos has published several articles and is the author of How C. S. Lewis Can Train Us to Wrestle With The Modern and Postmodern World.


"Professor Markos is an excellent professor! I very much enjoyed him and learned from this series. He's funny, easy to follow, brilliant, and loves what he teaches."


"Prof. Markos' enthusiasm for his subject was infectious. I completed the 12 lecture course in 2 days because I couldn't wait to hear what came next!"

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