Dave Brat

Dave Brat is the Dean of Liberty University's School of Business in Lynchburg, Virginia. He served as the U.S. Representative for Virginia’s 7th congressional district from 2014-2019. Prior to his time in Congress, Brat was chairman of the Economics & Business Department at Randolph-Macon College near Richmond. He taught courses on business ethics, philosophy and moral foundations of capitalism. He also worked for Arthur Andersen and was a consultant for the World Bank. Brat earned a Ph.D. in economics from American University, a master's degree in divinity from Princeton, and a B.A. in business administration from Hope College (Michigan).


  • Governor’s Advisory Board of Economists, appointed in 2006 by Virginia Governor Tim Kaine