Anthony G. Urti is the Vice President of Academic Affairs at Reach College & Seminary. He earned a B.A. in Political Science at Slippery Rock University, an M.A. in Christianity and Culture at Knox Theological Seminary, and a J.D. at the University of Pittsburgh.
Dr. Urti has taught Bible, debate, and mock trial. He is interested in the use of rhetoric in the ancient Greek legal system, the importance of language as reflection of the Logos, and the cultivation of memory in the Medieval world.
In 2010, Dr. Urti was awarded the Schulz Prize for Legal History from the University of Pittsburgh. He practiced law for six years in multiple areas including civil and criminal litigation, where he often bemoaned the lack of tolerance for true rhetoric as (opposed to sophistry) within the legal profession. Prior to coming to Reach, he served as Academic Dean of a classical Christian school. For much of his early life, Dr. Urti was involved with and shaped by the sport of baseball. He was a collegiate athlete and has also coached at the high school and middle school levels.
Dr. Urti enjoys baseball, Italian food and culture, craft beer, music and is a novice archer. He is married to Nicole, and they have three children.