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Renowned author and journalist joins PHC faculty

May 26th, 2005

CONTACT: Michael Kiser
Patrick Henry College
(540) 338-1776

PURCELLVILLE, VA – Author of six books, respected Washington journalist, and former senior correspondent to Time magazine David Aikman, Ph.D., has joined the faculty of Patrick Henry College as associate professor of history and writer-in-residence. Dr. Aikman brings an extensive list of career accomplishments to PHC. Most recently he served as Senior Fellow of the Trinity Forum and Senior Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, DC. He was educated at Oxford University and the University of Washington where he earned a Ph.D. in Russian and Chinese History. He speaks several languages including Russian, Chinese, French, and German.

Aikman's latest book, A Man of Faith: The Spiritual Journey of George W. Bush, was a national best-seller. An earlier book, Great Souls: Six Who Changed the Century, was made into a six part TV documentary for PBS. Other books by Dr. Aikman include Jesus in Beijing: How Christianity is Transforming China and Changing the World Balance of Power, When the Almond Tree Blossoms, Hope: The Heart's Great Quest, and Pacific Rim: Area of Change, Area of Opportunity. Dr. Aikman has also co-authored three additional books.

As a journalist, Dr. Aikman spent more than two decades at Time magazine. He reported from five continents and more than 55 countries, focusing mainly on Russia, China and the Middle East. He has also interviewed several world figures such as Mother Teresa, Manuel Noriega, Boris Yeltsin and Billy Graham. Dr. Aikman has been a broadcaster and commentator, appearing on ABC's "Nightline," Fox News, CNN, the BBC, and Voice of America. Dr. Aikman's 1999 two-hour documentary on the Middle East peace process, Vanishing Peace: The Aftermath of Oslo, was shown worldwide on the BBC.

Located in Purcellville, Virginia, just 50 miles from the nation's capital, Patrick Henry College is a classical Christian liberal arts college dedicated to timeless biblical values and the spirit of the American founding. Since opening its doors in 2000, PHC has been training men and women to lead the nation and shape the culture. A PHC education combines rigorous academics, a biblical worldview, a classical liberal arts core curriculum, and apprenticeship methodologies to produce graduates who are uniquely qualified to serve God and mankind.