Gene Edward Veith, Jr., is a writer and a retired literature professor. He is Provost Emeritus at Patrick Henry College, where he also served as Professor of Literature and Interim President. He is currently the Director of the Cranach Institute at Concordia Theological Seminary at Ft. Wayne, Indiana. He previously served as Culture Editor of WORLD MAGAZINE and Professor of English and Dean of the School of Arts & Sciences at Concordia University Wisconsin.
He is the author of over 25 books on the topics of Christianity & culture, literature, the arts, classical education, vocation, and theology.
Dr. Veith was born in Oklahoma in 1951. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1973 and received a Ph.D. in English from the University of Kansas in 1979. He has honorary doctorates from Concordia Theological Seminary (2005), Concordia University California (2014), and Patrick Henry College (2016). He was named Confessional Lutheran Layman of the Year in 2002 and received the Magister Magnus Award from the Consortium for Classical Lutheran Education in 2018.
He has also taught at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College and was a Visiting Professor at Wheaton College, Gordon College, and Regent College (Vancouver). He was also a Visiting Lecturer at the Estonian Institute of Humanities in Tallinn, Estonia. He and his wife Jackquelyn currently live in Oklahoma and have three grown children and twelve grandchildren.