Affiliate faculty members have a continuing relationship with Trinity Law School while holding academic appointments in other departments within the University or at other institutions. Affiliate faculty hold appointments other than the regular faculty ranks eligible for tenure.
Dr. Baker is Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. Dr. Baker earned a Ph.D. in Religion and Politics from Baylor University, a J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center, an M.A. in Public Administration from the University of Georgia, and a B.S. in Economics and Political Science from Florida State University. He is the author of three books (The End of Secularism, Political Thought: A Student's Guide, and The System Has a Soul), has contributed chapters to several others, and has written for a wide variety of print and digital publications. His work has been endorsed by Robert P. George, Russell Moore, John Mark Reynolds and others. He is the winner of the 2011 Michael Novak Award conferred by the Acton Institute and has lectured widely on matters of religion and liberty. In addition to his work at Union, Dean Baker also serves as an associate editor for the Journal of Markets and Morality, as a contributing editor for Touchstone: A Journal of Mere Christianity, and a writer at large for The City (a journal he co-founded). He is also a research fellow of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission.
Dr. Williams received his B.A. in Biblical Studies from Biola University in 2001; his M.A. in Philosophy of Religion and Ethics from Talbot School of Theology in 2005; and his Ph.D. in Theology from Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam in 2011. His academic works include Love, Freedom, and Evil (Rodopi, 2011), used in seminaries around the world and currently being translated into German, and his recent popular publication, The Exchange (AIM Books, 2012). His research interests include the Trinity, divine and human agency, dialogue with atheists, and theology of culture. Dr. Williams teaches Legal Institutions and Values and Jurisprudence.