The Rev. Dr. Dan Ott, assistant professor of philosophy and religious studies at Monmouth College, will be the featured speaker at the college’s annual Martin Luther King Jr program on Jan. 21 at 4 p.m. in the Whiteman-McMillan Highlander Room of Stockdale Center.
Titled “The Courage to Love,” Ott’s talk is free and open to the public. The event will also feature members of the student multicultural organization UMOJA reading work related to King. UMOJA and the college’s Colorful Voices of Praise gospel choir will provide music and refreshments.
The author of several journal articles and review articles, Ott has focused his scholarship on community and communitarianism, and on peace and nonviolence. He also has a special interest in King and in black liberation theology.
Ott holds a Ph.D. in philosophy of religion and theology from Claremont Graduate University. He earned his M.Div. from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary and a bachelor’s degree in music from West Virginia University.