Dr. Newson joined the department in 2015. He teaches courses in theology, ethics, and at the intersection of theology and science, particularly the growing field of biomedical humanities. His publications include Cut in Stone: Confederate Monuments and Theological Disruption (Baylor University Press, 2020), Radical Friendship: The Politics of Communal Discernment (Fortress Press, 2017), and Inhabiting the World (Mercer University Press, 2018). He has also edited several publications, including Practicing to Aim at Truth (Cascade, 2015) and The Collected Works of James Wm. McClendon, Jr. (Baylor University Press, 2014, 2016).
Ryan lives in Raleigh with his wife—an ordained minister—and two kids.