College & University Faculty

It's happening in America. College and university faculty are quitting their jobs to start alternative higher education colleges and universities free of all government agencies, agents, regulations, and tax-funding. This may be a school choice option for you. Psychology professor, Jordan Peterson, and Classics professor, Steven Blackwell, have created Ralston College as an alternative to 'woke' colleges and Universities.

Ralston College

Stephen Blackwood is the founding President of Ralston College. He was born in Alberta, and grew up in beautiful Prince Edward Island in a big family on a small family farm. He studied classics as an undergraduate, and received an MA (Classics) from Dalhousie and a Phd (Religion) from Emory University. He has held visiting positions at Harvard University, the University of Toronto, and the University of Cambridge.

  • His intellectual interests include philosophy, religion, psychology, theology, ethics, politics, nature, and art. His primary academic focus has been on the nature of the human person, specifically as it comes to be understood in ancient and medieval times, and on the evolution of the ideals, institutions, and cultural forms that enable human beings to flourish. His book on the Roman poet-philosopher-statesman, Boethius, was published by Oxford University Press.

  • He has co-founded or helped to direct several non-profit organizations, including in inner city education and cancer research. He has lived and worked in many European countries and is a naturalized citizen of the United States,

  • Dr. Blackwood is the host of the Ralston College Podcast.


Jordan Peterson is a Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the University of Toronto and the Chancellor of Ralston College. He is a distinguished scholar and psychologist, a renowned defender of freedom of thought and speech, and a teacher and mentor to millions around the world. His books—Maps of Meaning, 12 Rules for Life, and Beyond Order—exhibit the extraordinary range of his intellectual interests and open fields of inquiry to a wide range of readers and in more than thirty languages. In his writings and lectures, Dr. Peterson draws upon scientific knowledge on the one hand, and mythological and symbolic insight on the other, to reveal the paths that lead to self-realization and purpose in human life.

  • As Chancellor, Dr. Peterson is the formal and ceremonial head of Ralston College. The most ancient role at the university—with its origins in the Middle Ages—the Chancellor is both a symbol and a guardian: a symbol of continuity with centuries of artistic creation and philosophical reflection; of intellectual community and discovery; and a guardian of the freedoms on which these depend, of the activities that sustain them, and of the ceremonies that crown them. Above all, the Chancellorship advances the university's most fundamental aim: to kindle and enlarge the human spirit.

  • Ralston College is greatly honored to have Dr. Peterson as its Chancellor.

Video #1:

Our Cultural Inflection Point and Higher Education‬: Jordan Peterson and Stephen Blackwood

Video #2

Apprehending the Transcendent‬: Jordan Peterson and Roger Scruton


Video #3

A conversation between Jordan Peterson, Heather Mac Donald, and Stephen Blackwood about higher education, and specifically about what the 'higher' of 'higher education' means.