Stephen Blackwood is the President of Ralston College. He was born in 1975 and educated at the University of King's College, Dalhousie University, and Emory University. In 2009-2010 he was a Fellow in the English Department of Harvard University. He is a citizen of both the United States and Canada. At an earlier stage in his career he was the founding Executive Director of St George's YouthNet, an educational mentoring programme for inner-city youth in the North End district of Halifax, Nova Scotia. In addition he was a Teaching Fellow in the Foundation Year Programme, a core-texts programme at King's College. He is deeply committed to the revivification of our institutional and cultural heritage and also to the cause of liberty, upon which he thinks the actualization of the soul's highest possibilities depends. He is a member of the Mont Pelerin Society. His area of academic specialization is the literary history of philosophy, and his monograph "The Consolation of Boethius as Poetic Liturgy" was recently published by the Oxford University Press. He may be contacted at sjb@ralston.ac or P.O. Box 8302, Savannah, Georgia, 31412-8302.