E19: Truth, the Good Life, the University of Austin: A conversation with Pano Kanelos

Written by Dr. Matt Bateman on March 15, 2022

Join us for a conversation with Pano Kanelos, founder of the new University of Austin, about his philosophy of higher education. What is the job of the university? How do most universities go wrong? How will UATX fix it?

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Dr. Pano Kanelos is the Founding President of the University of Austin. Before embarking on this exciting project, Dr. Kanelos served as the 24th President of St. John’s College, Annapolis. After earning degrees from Northwestern University (B.A.), Boston University (M.A.), and the University of Chicago (Ph.D.), Dr. Kalenos taught at Stanford University, the University of San Diego, and Loyola University Chicago.

Dr. Matt Bateman

Dr. Matt Bateman earned his Ph.D. in Philosophy in 2012 from the University of Pennsylvania. He taught and continued his research at Franklin and Marshall College in the Department of Psychology, on topics ranging from neuroscience to evolutionary theory to philosophy, before joining the LePort Schools as Director of Curriculum and Pedagogy in 2014.

In 2016, Dr. Matt Bateman became a founding member of Higher Ground Education. He is now Vice President of Pedagogy for Higher Ground and the Executive Director of Montessorium.