Dr Jason West is currently the President of Newman Theological College in Edmonton, AB. He completed his PhD in Philosophy at the University of Waterloo (Ontario). An expert on the thought of St. Thomas Aquinas, Dr. West is author of How to become a Rational Animal (Justin Press) and has published many articles in academic journals such as The Journal for the History of Philosophy, The Thomist, Gregorianum and others on topics in medieval philosophy, theology and political theory. He is also the past-president of the Canadian Society for Christian Philosophers. Dr. West and his wife Christine have six children.