Chairman of the Department of Classical Liberal Arts; Associate Professor of History
Ph.D. in History, University of California Los Angeles
M.A. in Classics, University of California Los Angeles
M.A. in History, University of California Los Angeles
M.A. in History, California State University Fresno
B.A. in History, California State University Fresno
Time at PHC: 2010 to present
Dr. Favelo teaches courses in the history of western civilization, Roman history, Greek history, and historical research methods at Patrick Henry College. Prior to coming to Patrick Henry College, he served for ten years as a lecturer at California State University Fresno, teaching history, literature, and Latin.
Dr. Favelo is heavily involved in the classical education and homeschool communities. He has taught hundreds of students Latin, Greek, history, and literature, and has spoken at homeschooling conferences on the topic of classical Christian education. In summer 2010 he helped lead a UCLA study-abroad program in Rome, and he continues to take PHC students to Rome and Greece during spring break. Dr. Favelo’s research interests include Italian resistance to the expansion of Rome, and the lives of the Christian desert monks of late Roman Egypt.
Dr. Favelo's passion is to facilitate students in their intellectual and spiritual development, primarily through the medium of a rigorous, Biblically-centered classical education, to the greater glory of God. He, his wife, and his five children live on a mountain farm in Loudoun County, VA, where they raise pigs, cows, and chickens.