Before coming to Liberty, Dr. Brat served in the United States Congress for the Virginia District. His wealth of knowledge comes also from years of experience in the industry, as an economic consultant and 20+ years of work in higher education. He currently serves as the president of the Virginia Association of Economists and is a member of the Virginia Board of Accountancy. He is passionate about connecting and celebrating the long history between the life of the mind and the Christian tradition. His vision is to advance Liberty’s unique position in higher education as an institution which studies, teaches, knows and lives out the good life and actively puts faith to work in the real world of business and beyond as we train Champions for Christ.