Brian is a graduate of Bethel College in North Newton, Kansas. He holds a master's in philosophy from the University of Iowa and a PhD in philosophy from Vanderbilt University. He taught math and science in secondary schools for several years before attending graduate school. After graduate school, Brian was Associate Professor of Philosophy at Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia. Here he received the Cabell Distinguished Teaching Award, as well as the Pratt Award for Excellence in Teaching. Schrag's research is focused on practical and professional ethics; teaching research ethics; research ethics; organizational loyalty; ethics of faculty; and civility. He is currently collaborating on a book about ethics in higher education administration, editing a book of cases and commentaries on ethics in higher education administration, and completing a paper on ethical issues in anthropological research on groups.