Barbara Elliott

College of Arts and Humanities
English, Communication, Great Texts, and Modern Languages
  • Assistant Professor of Liberal Arts
  • Scholar-in- Residence


  • D.Litt (Hon.), Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology
  • MA, Theology, University of St. Thomas
  • BA, English Literature and Fine Arts, Ohio Wesleyan University

Courses Taught

  • Cezanne’s Doubt (Honors College)
  • First-Year Seminar

Teaching Focus

Teaching interdisciplinary symposium exploring the True, the Good, and the Beautiful, and man’s relationship to God, as reflected at the intersection of art, music, history, philosophy, and literature throughout the history of Western civilization. Also teaching First-Year Seminar, to impart the value of a liberal arts education.


  • Candles Behind the Wall: Heroes of the Peaceful Revolution that Shattered Communism
  • Street Saints: Renewing America’s Cities
  • Equipping the Saints: A Guide for Giving to Faith-Based Organizations

Awards and Honors

  • Roosevelt Award for Human Rights, President George W. Bush
  • Cornuelle Social Entrepreneurship Award, Manhattan Institute
  • Nehemiah Award, Mission Houston
  • Effective Compassion Award, World Magazine
  • Mustard Seed Award, Kids Hope USA
  • Light of the World Award, Aldine Youth

Additional Information

An artist and musician who wishes she could find more time to paint, play the piano and sing, she is also the mother of four children and the grandmother of three. She is continuing her study of the great books while teaching about the True, the Good and the Beautiful.