Russell DiSilvestro

I was fortunate to be born into a loving family that took me to church often and taught me to love reading. I was fortunate to have a school teacher read her class The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, so that much later at a key moment in my life I was curious enough to read a non-fiction book (Mere Christianity) by the same author (C. S. Lewis). I was fortunate to meet friends and professors in college who kept pointing me in the right direction. I was fortunate to marry one of those friends, and start another loving family with her, and read our kids C. S. Lewis, and become a college professor, and hopefully point students in the right direction.

My Life

Favorite Quote

"To love and admire anything outside yourself is to take one step away from utter spiritual ruin; though we shall not be well so long as we love and admire anything more than we love and admire God." (C. S. Lewis)

Friends describe me

as someone who is quick to listen

My hobbies

reading, basketball

Fantasy dinner guests

Frodo and Sam

Best advice I ever received

"Blood is thicker than water."

My undergrad alma mater

Indiana University

My worst subject in school


In college I drove

my friends crazy with my questions

If I weren't a professor, I would

seek to become a professor

Favorite books

The Lord of the Rings

Favorite movies

The Shawshank Redemption, It's a Wonderful Life

Favorite city

Bloomington, Indiana

Favorite coffee

Anything but decaf

Nobody knows I

get genuinely stumped by survey questions like this one

My latest accomplishment

I earned a PhD in 2006.

Current Research

Philosophical/Ethical Issues in Human Genetic Engineering