Ryan Anderson, Ph.D.

President of Ethics and Public Policy Center | John Paul II Teaching Fellow in Catholic Social Thought at the University of Dallas

Expertise: Political Philosophy, Law and Religion, Marriage, Family and Politics

Ryan T. Anderson, Ph.D. in Political Philosophy, is the William E. Simon Senior Research Fellow at The Heritage Foundation, where he researches and writes about marriage, bioethics, religious liberty and political philosophy. Anderson is also the Founder and Editor of Public Discourse, the online journal of the Witherspoon Institute of Princeton, New Jersey. Anderson has written several books, including, What Is Marriage? Man and Woman: A DefenseTruth Overruled: The Future of Marriage and Religious FreedomDebating Religious Liberty and Discrimination, and When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment. His research was cited by two U.S. Supreme Court justices, Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas, in two separate cases.