Dallas Willard was a Professor in the School of Philosophy at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. He taught at USC since 1965, where he was Director of the School of Philosophy from 1982-1985. He also taught at the University of Wisconsin (Madison, 1960-1965), and has held visiting appointments at UCLA (1969) and the University of Colorado (1984).
His undergraduate studies were at William Jewell College, Tennessee Temple College (B.A., 1956, Psychology) and Baylor University (B.A., 1957, Philosophy and Religion); and his Graduate education was at Baylor University and the University of Wisconsin (Ph. D., 1964: Major in Philosophy, Minor in the History of Science).
His philosophical publications were mainly in the areas of epistemology, the philosophy of mind and of logic, and on the philosophy of Edmund Husserl, including extensive translation of Husserl's writings from German into English.
He also lectured and published in religion. His best-selling Christian books include The Divine Conspiracy, Hearing God, The Path to a Blessed Life, Becoming a Good Person, Treasuring What Matters Most, Becoming a Community of Prayerful Love and Living as a Disciple of Jesus.
Dr. Willard went to be with the Lord May 18, 2013.