Dr. LeMasters' teaching and research focus on Christian theology and ethics. He is particularly interested in helping his students grow intellectually and spiritually through the study of classic texts in the Christian tradition. His courses require critical thinking, informed discussion, and research on perennial faith issues.
Dr. LeMasters' books, essays, and reviews address a variety of topics in moral theology, including biomedical, political, and sexual ethics. His fourth book, Toward a Eucharistic Vision of Church, Family, Marriage, and Sex, was published in 2004. A graduate of Baylor University (B.A.), Rice University (M.A.), and Duke University (Ph.D.), Dr. LeMasters joined the McMurry faculty in 1995 after teaching at Wake Forest University and Northeast Missouri State University. A member of Phi Beta Kappa, the American Academy of Religion, and the Society of Christian Ethics, Dr. LeMasters has served on the Board of Directors of the Southwest Commission on Religious Studies. He received the Bennett Award for Excellence in Teaching, Service, and Leadership in 2000, has held the Turner Distinguished Chair in Religion, and has chaired McMurry's Curriculum Committee. Since 1998, he has served as the Director of the Honors Program.