Paul Spears has taught in the Torrey Honors Institute since 1998, and has been director since 2012. He is an educator who is intensely interested in how foundational philosophical commitments drive educational theories. In his work, he investigates how educational history, philosophy and learning theories combine to construct educational praxis. He also studies how philosophical and theological commitments shape the way teachers and students behave in the classroom. He has spoken all over the world, from Mongolia to Washington D.C., on apologetics, theology, and educational philosophy.