About Dale Ahlquist
One of the most respected Chesterton scholars in the world, Dale Ahlquist is President of the American Chesterton Society, creator and host of the EWTN series “G.K. Chesterton: The Apostle of Common Sense,” and Publisher of Gilbert Magazine. He is the author of three books on Chesterton, including The Complete Thinker.
An internationally sought-after speaker, Dale has given over 400 lectures at major colleges and universities and other venues, including Yale, Columbia, Cornell, Notre Dame, Oxford, Cal-Berkeley, Cal-Tech, Rice, Penn, Dartmouth, San Pablo (Madrid), the Vatican Forum in Rome, and the House of Lords in London. He is a Fellow of the Veritas Institute at Oklahoma Wesleyan University.
Dale is the co-founder of Chesterton Academy, a new high school in Minneapolis, Minnesota, that is centered on Chesterton’s ideas of integrated learning. He is also the executive producer of Manalive, a film based on a novel by G.K. Chesterton, which will be released in 2012.
Dale received a B.A. from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, and a M.A. from Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota. He and his wife Laura have six children.