Philosophy and religion scholar who served as president of American University from 1994 to 2005.
He served as president of the National Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Sciences from 1980 to 1994.
He was relieved of his presidency at American University after it was revealed that he had used university funds to cover personal expenses.
He had two sons with his first wife, Carolyn Cooper.
He and Silence of the Lambs author Thomas Harris both graduated from Baylor University.