Honorary Alumnus of the Year

Paul Boling
Paul Boling '23

Honorary Alumnus of the Year '23


Paul Boling is a Professor of Philosophy and Christian Thought at Bryan College. He teaches the history of ideas, ethics, and worldviews and has published book reviews in scholarly and popular journals. Dr. Boling is also active in several professional societies, as well as being a published musical composer. In addition to his teaching, Dr. Boling is active in Christian ministry and discipleship, and he speaks at churches, conferences, and retreats. He holds a B.A. in Zoology from the University of California at Berkeley, a Th.M. from Dallas Theological Seminary, and an M.A. and Ph.D. degree in Philosophy from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.  He and his wife Lauralee have five children, and nine grandchildren, and live in Dayton, Tennessee. Three of their children are alumni of Bryan College – Michelle (Boling) Silva ’99, Lisanne Boling ’03, and Bryan Boling ’11.