Tom Morris is one of the most active public philosophers in the world.
For fifteen years, Tom Morris was one of Notre Dame's most popular professors, often having in class one eighth of the entire student body. He now serves as a public philosopher and works to rediscover the greatest ideas that have ever been thought or written.
Tom is a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill, where he was a Morehead-Cain Scholar. He holds a double PhD from Yale University, and has won many awards in the academic world, including the University of North Carolina’s Distinguished Young Alumnus award, an honor he shares with former basketball great, Michael Jordan.
Tom’s the author of 22 published books and counting. His widely acclaimed 12th book, True Success, launched him into a new role as america's most active public philosopher dealing with issues of success and personal growth. His next book, If Aristotle Ran General Motors, followed up with advice from ancient thinkers linking happiness and excellence. His more recent books include The Art of Achievement, The Stoic Art of Living, and that extremely popular, big yellow book often seen in college dorms the night before final exams, Philosophy for Dummies. Then there are other books, such as Superheroes and Philosophy, where Plato and Aristotle finally meet Superman and Batman, the business bestseller, If Harry Potter Ran General Electric, and his new novels, The Oasis Within and The Golden Palace, that have been collectively described as “The Alchemist Meets Harry Potter Meets Indiana Jones.”
A former rock guitarist in his youth, Tom has appeared in network tv commercials as the national spokesman for Disney’s Winnie the Pooh, a most philosophical bear, and has shared his wisdom on national television with such unlikely philosophy students as Regis Philbin on ABC, and Matt Lauer, on the NBC Today Show. His work has been covered by CNBC, CNN, NPR, and such other news outlets as The New York Times, USAToday, Newsweek, and The Economist. He’s been called the world’s happiest philosopher.
Wherever he goes, Tom brings the wisdom of the ages into the challenges of everyday life with high energy and good humor.