Kevin Donnelly

Senior Fellow at the PM Glynn Institute

Dr Kevin Donnelly

Phone: +61 3 9953 3314


Location: ACU Melbourne Campus

Kevin Donnelly is a senior fellow at the PM Glynn Institute. Kevin is a conservative author and commentator and areas of interest include the nature and purpose of education, the significance and value of Western Civilisation, the ongoing debt owed to Judeo-Christianity and the impact of critical theory and postmodernism on Western societies.

Kevin taught for 18 years in Melbourne secondary schools and was a member of the Victorian Board of Studies. He was also a member of the Commonwealth’s Discovering Democracy Programme, and has undertaken a number of international benchmarking projects comparing and evaluating school curriculums. In the 2016 Queen’s Birthday Honours List, he was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia for services to education.

Kevin writes regularly for Australian print and electronic media and publications including The Catholic Weekly, Quadrant and the Australian Spectator.

Selected publications

  • Editor, Christianity Matters: In These Troubled Times (Forthcoming, Wilkinson Publishing, 2022)
  • Christianity Is Good For Us (Wilkinson Publishing, 2022)
  • Editor, CancelCulture and the Left’s Long March (Wilkinson Publishing, 2021)
  • A Politically Correct Dictionary and Guide (Connor Court Publishing, 2019)
  • How Political Correctness Is Destroying Education (Wilkinson Publishing, 2018)
  • How Political Correctness Is Destroying Australia (Wilkinson Publishing, 2018)
  • The Culture of Freedom (The Institute of Public Affairs, 2016)
  • Taming the Black Dog (Connor Court Publishing, 2014)
  • Educating your child: it’s not rocket science (Connor Court, 2012)
  • Australia’s Education Revolution (Connor Court, 2009)
  • Dumbing Down (Hardie Grant, 2007)
  • Why our schools are failing (Duffy & Snellgrove, 2004)


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