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Lecture: "Distracted by Distraction: The Problem of Paying Attention" with Dr. Ryan Womack
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About The Event
Struggling against distractions is not just a problem students face. We all do. Distraction is a cultural, not just an individual problem--and it requires cultural analysis. Join us for a lecture at Founders Classical Academy as Dr. Ryan Womack (Ph.D., Baylor University) grapples with new challenges to cultivating attention.
Ryan Womack is the Associate Director of Academic Programs at the Austin Institute. Originally from Moore, Oklahoma, he received his B.A. from Oklahoma Baptist University and Ph.D. in English from Baylor University specializing in the intersections of literature and religion, as well as the integration of science and religion in recent Catholic fiction. His research, teaching, and writing are interdisciplinary, including literature, theology, technology, and philosophy. At Baylor he taught writing composition and Honors College colloquia, was co-director of RCIA classes at St. Peter's Catholic Student Center, as well as President of the English Graduate Student Association. He taught at the University of Mary in Bismarck, North Dakota, where he was a Residence Life Scholar, Assistant Professor of English, and Catholic Studies Fellow.
This program was made possible in part with a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.