Where Science and Faith Converge

Scholar Community Members

Joe Akins
Joe Akins lives in Chino Hills, California, and works as a registered nurse (RN) in the Cardiac Catheterization and Electrophysiology Lab at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center. Prior to his work as an RN, Joe was a Navy corpsman for the Marines.
Thomas Alderman
Thomas Alderman is a trial attorney who has practiced law in Eugene, Oregon, since 1974. Through the 1980s and 1990s, he was active in pro-life causes. In 1998 his interests turned to the study of science for his own edification and for equipping himself to defend the truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ. He has since appeared many times on university campuses for debates with members of chemistry, physics, biology, and philosophy faculties concerning the relative merits of neo-Darwinian theory and old-earth creation theory. Mr. Alderman’s other interests include classical guitar, tennis, running, and hiking. He is married and the father of three adult sons.
Steven Baertschi
Steven Baertschi is president of Baertschi Consulting, a firm specializing in solutions to the most difficult pharmaceutical stability, impurity, analytical, solid-state, and formulation issues. He retired from Eli Lilly and Company in 2015, after more than 29 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. He obtained his PhD in organic chemistry in 1989 from Vanderbilt University.
Joseph Bassi
Dr. Joseph “Joe” P. Bassi is an adjunct online lecturer at the University of Texas at El Paso in National Security Studies. He is a fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and specializes in the history of space sciences. During his PhD program at the University of California, Santa Barbara, Joe was a Guggenheim predoctoral fellow in space history at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. From 2010 until 2017, he was an assistant professor of arts and science at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

Joe is a retired US Air Force officer with twenty-six years of active duty. He also has graduate degrees in meteorology from Penn State, astrophysics from the University of Colorado, and history from George Washington University. He graduated from Manhattan College with a BS in physics and was a distinguished graduate of the Air Force Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) program.
John Battle
John Battle received his M.Div. and S.T.M from Faith Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, and then obtained his Th.D. from Grace Theological Seminary in Indiana.
Joseph Bergeron
Joseph W. Bergeron, MD, is a specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation with decades of experience evaluating musculoskeletal injury, including medical legal analysis. Dr. Bergeron’s practice experience provides unique insight on Jesus’s cause of death and scrutiny of hallucination hypotheses seeking to explain away his resurrection. Dr. Bergeron speaks at conferences, churches, and universities on medical perspectives of the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Kirk Bertsche
Kirk Bertsche earned his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of California at Berkeley in 1989. His graduate research involved the design, construction, and operation of a small, low-energy, cyclotron for radiocarbon dating. Dr. Bertsche has worked at a number of DOE national laboratories on projects involving particle accelerator design and operation, including radiocarbon dating with AMS. He has over 60 scientific publications and 18 patents.
Kevin Birdwell
Kevin Birdwell received a PhD in physical geography, with an emphasis in meteorology and environmental change from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2011.
Marvin Bittinger
Marvin Bittinger received his PhD in mathematics education from Purdue University in 1968. He is professor emeritus of mathematic education at Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis. He is one of Pearson Education’s top-selling authors, having sold over 13 million copies of his college mathematics textbooks in 250 books/editions.
Sharon Bloch
Dr. Sharon R. Bloch is a professor of science at Lincoln Christian University where she enjoys engaging students in discussions about the relationship between science and faith. She has a BS in biology and chemistry from Millikin University and a PhD in cell and molecular biology from Saint Louis University. Prior to teaching, she had a productive research career in tumor imaging at Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Bloch believes that people need not choose between scientific findings and faith in God. “When I study science,” she says, “I see how God designed everything to work according to its purpose. Science and faith provide two different views of the same picture, and in order to see the whole picture you need both.”
David Block
David Block is an astronomer and highly sought-after inspirational speaker, who has devoted over 40 years to encouraging audiences around the globe. Dr. Block holds a Master of Science in relativistic astrophysics and a Doctor of Philosophy in Astronomy. He is an Emeritus professor in the School of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.
John Bloom
John Bloom earned a PhD in physics from Cornell University, then went to seminary and completed a second PhD in Ancient Near Eastern studies (Old Testament backgrounds) so that he would have a reasonably balanced training in both science and theology. For the past 27 years he has taught physics at Biola University. He also started the Master of Arts in Science and Religion program at Biola’s Talbot School of Theology in 2004, in collaboration with the Christian Apologetics program. Bloom enjoys teaching courses that integrate Christianity and science because of the importance of these topics both in today’s culture and to other scientists.
Timothy Boyle
Timothy Boyle received his DMin from Fuller Theological Seminary in 1986.
Jefrey Breshears
Jefrey Breshears earned his PhD in history at Georgia State University. He stayed on at Georgia State and taught history, philosophy, and religion for many years. In 2003, he founded the Areopagus, a Christian study center and education ministry that offers seminars and forums in Christian history, apologetics, cultural and science-related issues, literature, and the arts.
Noel Brownlee
Noel Brownlee graduated from Wofford College in 1993. He completed his dissertation work in the area of tumor cell biology at the Medical University of South Carolina. He then completed medical school at the University of South Carolina, earning his MD in 1998. He has practiced as a surgical pathologist and currently serves as medical director at North Greenville University.
Dale Burnside
Dale Burnside received his PhD in zoology from the University of Florida in 1969.
Ted Cabal
Ted Cabal is professor of Christian apologetics at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, where he has taught apologetics and philosophy since 1998.
Travis Campbell
Travis Campbell received his PhD in philosophical theology from Westminster Theological Seminary in 2004, and currently serves as a history teacher at Deerfield-Windsor School in Albany, Georgia.
Erica Carlson
Erica Carlson is professor of physics at Purdue University. Erica holds a BS in physics from the California Institute of Technology (1994), as well as a PhD in physics from University of California, Los Angeles (2000).
Matt Carlson
Matt Carlson has spent the past 15 years teaching science in public schools and the past 25 years as a volunteer youth leader at church.
Russ Carlson
Russ Carlson received his PhD in biochemistry from the University of Colorado in 1976. Before retiring, he served as executive technical director for Plant and Microbial Complex Carbohydrates at the Complex Carbohydrate Research Center, University of Georgia.
Aubrey Lee Cartwright
Aubrey Lee Cartwright received his PhD from North Carolina State University in 1982. He later received an MBA from Salisbury University in 1991. He held a post-doctoral position as physiologist at both University of Georgia and USDA-ARS Russell Research Laboratory in Athens, Georgia (1982-1984). At Texas A&M University, he lectured and taught graduate and undergraduate courses in nutrition, biochemistry, food chemistry and physiology.
Cynthia Cheung
Cynthia Cheung is an astrophysicist who retired after 35 years working in NASA space missions.
Kwok Cheung
Cheung has over 27 years of experience in the electric power industry and  is currently the secretary of the Analytic Methods for Power Systems (AMPS) Committee, and the chair of the Technologies and Innovation Subcommittee of the IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES).  
Keng Sheng Chew
Dr. Keng Sheng Chew is currently the deputy dean of postgraduate studies, research and commercialization, of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Universiti Malaysia Sarawak. He is also a professor of emergency medicine and head of the medical education unit. Dr. Chew earned both his MD and a Master of Medicine in emergency medicine at Universiti Sains Malaysia. His teaching philosophy is “creating a legacy, whenever, wherever.”
Stephen Chua
Stephen Chua obtained his PhD from the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, where his doctoral work involved borehole data for subsurface geological modeling and using records from sediment cores in Singapore to reconstruct Holocene sea level and morphological and environmental changes. Stephen is currently a research fellow in the Earth Observatory of Singapore looking at palaeoenvironmental change in Singapore and the region. He is also passionate about discipleship, outreach, and apologetics, and is currently serving in Alpha ministry in his home church.
Christina Cirucci
Dr. Christina Cirucci earned a BS in mechanical engineering from Virginia Tech. She worked in engineering for seven years before pursuing a career in medicine. She received her MD from Jefferson Medical College, then completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the Medical College of Virginia. Dr. Cirucci is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and has worked 20 years in the field. Additionally, she has served on many volunteer mission trips to third world countries in Asia and Africa, including six to Bangladesh.
Mark Clark
Mark Clark, PhD is professor emeritus of political science and director of the National Security Studies program at California State University, San Bernardino, 1990-present.
Andrew Corbett
Andrew Corbett has been pastoring Legana Christian Church in northern Tasmania, Australia since 1995.
Claudia Cotca
Claudia C. Cotca is a three-time graduate of University of Michigan, where she received a bachelor of science in chemistry and cellular molecular biology, a master of public health in toxicology, and a doctor of dental surgery. Dr. Cotca, an international lecturer and aesthetic restorative dentist, founded the Washington Institute for Dentistry & Laser Surgery in Washington DC Metro and the C3 Think Tank, where she develops real-time oral systemic aesthetic advanced clinical protocols. She serves on several committees including the ADA Standards Committee on Dental Products, the American National Standard on Dental Products, and is a US Delegate to the International Organization of Standardization. For nearly two decades she has been active in healthcare policy and innovation as an expert both on Capitol Hill and in the healthcare industry. Dr. Cotca is a fellow of the American Academy of Oral Medicine, the Pierre Fauchard Academy, and the International College of Dentists, and is a member of the International College of Prosthodontists.
Dan Cote
Daniel Cote is a science teacher, pastor, and Christian apologist. Dan began his career as an engineer and progressed into senior management in the semiconductor equipment industry. He then transitioned to teaching physics, philosophy, and apologetics at a Christian school.

Dan holds a BS in mechanical engineering from the University of Maine and an MS in electrical engineering from the University of Bridgeport. He also completed an MMin at Southern Evangelical Seminary and a DMin in theology and apologetics at Liberty University. In his doctoral research, Dan investigated original monotheism and the challenge it poses to naturalism and New Age beliefs.

Dan serves as associate pastor of his church and holds ordained ministerial standing in the Conservative Congregational Christian Conference. He is the founder of multimediaapologetics.com, a website ministry that defends the truth of Christianity with the goal of advancing the gospel.
Jack Crenshaw
Jack Crenshaw received his PhD in Physics from Auburn University.
Marty Crossland
Marty Crossland's background includes 14 years of applied earth science as an exploration geophysicist in the petroleum industry, followed by 30 years in higher education as a professor of computer information systems and administrator. He is currently associate vice president of instructional technology and online education, and chair of computer information systems programs at MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olathe, Kansas.
Kevin Daniels
Kevin Daniels is a native inner-city Baltimorean and is currently a tenured professor in the School of Social Work at Morgan State University (MSU) and an international fellow with the International Institute Human Sciences . He was a postdoctoral fellow of the Leadership Institute at Harvard College and former senior fellow with the National Center for Health Behavioral Change (Kellogg Foundation). He is also the episcopal senior pastor at St. Martin Church of Christ. In 2015, after the Baltimore city unrest, he initiated the collaborative Cultural Competence Training for Baltimore City Police Department (BCPD) veterans and cadets on MSU’s campus and is currently working as one of the principal investigators for the community engagement portion of the Baltimore Consent Decree. This portion of the Consent Decree allows for conversational community engagement with the BCPD and communities across all nine police districts. Kevin also holds a license as a social worker and counselor and a certification as a community conferencing facilitator within the communities of Druid Heights and Madison Park.
Eddy del Rio
Eddy del Río, the grandson of an anesthesiologist and the namesake son of a highly patented inventor. He has extensive training in classical music and also worked as a contractor for the US military. He earned his MD from Saint Louis University School of Medicine and maintains board certification in family practice. Currently, he renders primary care to former US military.
Francisco Delgado
Francisco Delgado did his pre-medical studies at the University of Arizona and received his MD with honors from Universidad La Salle in Mexico City. After completing his residency in internal medicine in Miami Beach, he went on to complete a fellowship in infectious diseases at Vanderbilt University. He is currently employed by Ascension Medical Group.
Robert DiSilvestro

Robert “Dr. D” DiSilvestro has a PhD in biochemistry from Texas A&M University. He was a professor of nutrition for 34 years and is currently emeritus professor of nutrition at Ohio State University. His early research focused on the biochemistry and physiology of metalloproteins, providing perspective on God’s creation. Later, his research became more oriented around interventions with nutrition, nutraceuticals, and pharmaceuticals, informing his perspective on God as Designer. Dr. D’s work, which requires subjective data evaluation, has also offered insight into historical and testimonial evidences for biblical reliability.

Steven Dobbs

Steven Dobbs received his BS in Aerospace Engineering from Cal Poly Pomona and his MS in Mechanical Engineering from Cal State Long Beach.

John Donahue

John Donahue received his BA in European History at Princeton University where he majored in European History, concentrating in the History and Philosophy of Science. Later, Mr. Donahue received his MA in Christian Apologetics from Luther Rice University and his M.Div from Luther Lice Seminary.

John Drach

John Drach is professor emeritus at the University of Michigan. He held faculty positions in the School of Dentistry and College of Pharmacy. He holds three degrees from the University of Cincinnati: a BS in pharmacy, an MS in pharmaceutical chemistry, and a PhD. in biochemistry. After working for four years as a research scientist at Parke, Davis & Company in Ann Arbor, Michigan, he joined the faculty of the University of Michigan in 1970, where he taught pharmacology, aspects of virology, and related subjects. He also ran a research program involving discovery and mechanisms of action of antiviral drugs.

Dan Dyke
Daniel Dyke received his MA in theology from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1981, and currently serves as a professor of Old Testament studies at Cincinnati Christian University in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Miguel Endara
Miguel Endara is academic dean and professor of philosophy and religion at Veritas International University. He has degrees in computer science, theology, apologetics, and a PhD in philosophy.

Doug Faries
Douglas Faries earned a PhD in statistics from Oklahoma State University and is currently a Senior Research Fellow at Eli Lilly and Company.

Fabo Feng
Fabo Feng is a postdoctoral fellow studying exoplanet detection, celestial dynamics, statistics, and interdisciplinary topics at the Carnegie Institution of Washington, DC. He received his PhD from the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy in Heidelberg, Germany.
Katie Galloway
Katie Galloway received her PhD in chemical engineering with a minor in biology from California Institute of Technology in 2012.

Richard Gerhardt
Richard is a trained Christian apologist (MA, Biola University) and a research conservation ecologist (MS, Boise State) specializing in birds of prey. He writes and speaks on these and other interests.

Randy Goodall
Randy Goodall received his BS in Physics from Caltech and his PhD from the University of Oregon in experimental physics studying the Quantum Hall Effect.

Timothy Gordon
Timothy Gordon is a resident of Boise, Idaho and currently works as a clinical data analyst for the Department of Veterans Affairs. Prior to that, Tim was a software engineer for Micron Technology Inc. for over 15 years. He is also a retired US Navy Commander. Tim recently completed his doctorate in scientific apologetics from Southern Evangelical Seminary.

Otis Graf
Otis Graf received a BS in physics and math and a PhD in aerospace engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. He joined NASA and was part of the Apollo lunar landing team, working on mission planning and analysis. He also worked on the Space Shuttle program. Dr. Graf then joined IBM in Houston where he had the opportunity to work with national laboratories in NASA, the Department of Energy, NOAA, and research organizations in the UK, Japan, and South Korea.

After retiring from IBM, Dr. Graf joined the adjunct faculty of Houston Community College where he teaches math and physics. He also writes and does research on the subject of Christianity and science, and has been involved with Reasons to Believe since 2005. Otis and his wife live in Katy, Texas. They have two children and two grandchildren.
Dominic Halsmer
Dominic Halsmer is the former dean of the College of Science and Engineering at Oral Roberts Universit, and now serves as director of the Center of Fiath and Learning at ORU. 
George Haraksin
George Haraksin holds a BA in comparative religions from California State University at Fullerton and an MA in philosophy and ethics from Talbot School of Theology, Biola University and a second MA degree in philosophy from Claremont Graduate University. George currently serves at Reasons to Believe as the Scholar and Apologetics Community Manager and is a senior adjunct professor in philosophy and ethics at Azusa Pacific University. He also serves as an adjunct professor at Tozer Seminary, Simpson University. His areas of interest include applied ethics, philosophy of religion, philosophy of mind, and theories of epistemic justification. For over 20-years George served as a lead and associate pastor of NewSong Church. He supervised and served on the church’s teaching team, elder board, and worship teams as well as gave leadership to the church staff.
Eric Hedin
After completing his PhD in experimental plasma physics and fusion energy research, Eric accepted a guest researcher position in fusion energy at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. Eric then transitioned into  teaching physics and astronomy. Since the fall of 2018, Eric has served as professor of physics and astronomy at Biola University.

Hugh Henry
Hugh Henry received his PhD in physics from the University of Virginia in 1971, retired after 26 years at Varian Medical Systems, and currently serves as a lecturer in physics at Northern Kentucky University in Highland Heights.
Chuck Horst
Chuck Horst is an adjunct professor of astronomy at San Diego State University, where he received his MS in astronomy.
Curtis Hrischuk
Curtis Hrischuk received an MEng (1995) and a PhD (1998) in systems and computer engineering from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. His work in the high-tech sector has included products ranging in size from RFID tags to web-based distributed application clusters. He has been published in several international, refereed journals and conference proceedings, and received a Best Paper Award at the Computer Measurement Group’s international IMPACT conference in 2006.

Curtis is currently a technical product manager at a high-tech startup company, where he focuses primarily on the optimization of emerging technologies. He is also a member of the Reasons to Believe Apologetics Community and a director for the North Carolina State University, Raleigh chapter of the apologetics organization Ratio Christi.
Jim Johansen
Jim Johansen received his PhD in theology and apologetics from Liberty University. He earned his MS in in science and religion and MA in Christian apologetics from Biola University. He also earned his MS in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California.
Ken Keathley
Ken Keathley is senior professor of theology and occupies the Jesse Hendley Endowed Chair of Biblical Theology at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina, where he has been teaching since 2006.

Kyle B. Keltz
Kyle has an MA in apologetics from Southern Evangelical Seminary where he is currently earning a PhD in philosophy of religion. Kyle is earning an MA in professional writing from Liberty University, and teaches English composition and introductory philosophy at South Plains College in Levelland, Texas. He also specializes in the problem of animal suffering.
Eric Klumpe
Eric Klumpe received his PhD in astronomy from the University of Texas at Austin in 1999.
Joshua Kugler
Joshua Kugler is an MDiv student at Cincinnati Christian University where he is currently studying church history.
Nicholas Leadbeater
Nicholas Leadbeater received a PhD in chemistry from the University of Cambridge, UK, and a BS in chemistry from the University of Nottingham, UK.
Zachary Leung
Zachary Leung received his PhD in electrical engineering and computer science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He has more than 25 years of experience working in both Asia and North America, all in the area of technology and innovation, covering: (1) entrepreneurship; (2) management in multinational corporations; (3) teaching, research, and technology transfer in universities; and (4) mentoring and investments in young startups. His research interests are in machine learning, artificial intelligence, speech recognition and understanding, and neural networks. Zachary has received certificates from the RZIM Academy, and is currently pursuing his MA in science and religion at Biola University. He is currently based in Hong Kong.
Eugene Lopata
Eugene Lopata obtained his PhD in physical chemistry at the University of Michigan in 1973. He worked in the field of plasma-enhanced vapor deposition and atomic layer deposition at a variety of industries before retiring in 2008.
Paul Lorenzini
Paul Lorenzini graduated from the US Merchant Marine Academy in 1964, later earning a PhD in nuclear engineering from Oregon State University and a law degree from Loyola Law School.
Tassos Lycurgo
Tassos Lycurgo is the president of Defense of Faith International Ministries (Ministério Defesa da Fé, see defesadafe.org) and of Faith.College . He is also an ordained minister, an attorney, a professor in the Design Postgraduate Program at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), and a pastor at the Igreja Defesa da Fé in Brazil. He was a postdoctoral fellow in theology at Oral Roberts University (USA) and in sociology of law at Federal University of Paraíba (Brazil). Tassos holds a PhD in educational studies, mathematics/logic from UFRN and earned his MA in analytic philosophy from Sussex University (UK). He is also a graduate of law with a specialization in material and procedural labor law from Anhanguera-Uniderp University (Brazil), in addition to philosophy (UFRN), advanced leadership (HI, Thailand) , and pastoral ministry and biblical studies (RBT College, USA). He has published ten books, with the most recent being Job—Betrayed by God? Delivered to the Devil?
Stephen McAndrew
Stephen McAndrew holds a JD in law and a PhD in philosophy. He practiced law with a concentration on mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, and corporate governance before returning to academia to complete his doctorate in philosophy. His areas of specialty are social and political philosophy and applied ethics. Stephen is deeply motivated to use philosophy and apologetics to further the gospel. He was the global chapters director of Reasonable Faith for four years and has been involved in apologetics ministry for the past seven years, speaking and training in his local community in Western New York. Stephen currently teaches philosophy at Canisius College and the University at Buffalo (SUNY) and has published articles in political philosophy and applied ethics. Stephen was born in Ireland and now resides in Buffalo, the hometown of his wife Michelle. Stephen and Michelle have been blessed with three wonderful children: Hannah, John, and Sarah.

Ernest McClellan
Ernest L. McClellan, MD, is a retired anesthesiologist who specialized in cardiac and neuroanesthesia. His training includes a masters in biochemistry from Baylor University, doctoral research at the Dallas Baylor Graduate Research Institute in coagulation chemistry, a medical degree from the University of Texas, and a residency at the University of California, San Diego. In addition to founding a medical practice in Kansas, Ernest helped organize the state and local emergency medical services systems and train and establish a multibase air ambulance system. He is currently active in teaching about the integration of science and faith in his community.

Patrick McGuire
Patrick McGuire graduated from the University of New Mexico with an MS in mechanical engineering.

John Millam
John Millam received a BS in chemistry and physics from the University of Arizona in 1992, and a PhD in theoretical chemistry from Rice University in 1997. He completed post-doctoral work at Wayne State University (1997-2001) that was focused on developing code for molecular dynamics calculations.

Joseph Miller
Dr. J. R. Miller earned a BS in architectural engineering from Pennsylvania State University, an MDiv from Oral Roberts University, an MASR from Southern California Seminary, and a DMin from Biola University. He finished his ThM and will graduate with his PhD in ethics from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2021. He has taught at Southern California Seminary for more than a decade and has worked in pastoral ministry for over 20 years. He has authored multiple books on leadership, church history, and biblical theology, including his latest work, Elders Lead a Healthy Family: Shared Leadership for a Vibrant Church.

Joe and his wife, Suzanne, enjoy the sun and surf with their three sons in San Diego, CA.

Abdu Murray
Abdu Murray holds a bachelor’s in psychology from the University of Michigan and a JD from the University of Michigan Law School. He is cofounder and president of Embrace the Truth, a ministry dedicated to offering the truth of the Christian gospel to Muslims.
David Nelson
Dr. David S. Nelson is a semi-retired educational psychologist. After undergraduate studies in civil engineering, he earned an MS and a PhD in educational psychology from USC with a specialty in psychometrics (the science of mental measurement). He has worked as a management, quality-control, and psychometrics-consultant in the field of professional credentialing (licensing and certification) in engineering and construction-related sectors. His work has included extensive international travel. David lives by a large lake near Birmingham, Alabama and serves as a ruling elder in the PCA denomination. David married his childhood sweetheart and has three grown children.
Bijan Nemati
Bijan Nemati received his PhD in high-energy physics from the University of Washington in 1990. During his graduate school years he converted from Islam to Christianity. He worked as a senior optical engineer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and now works as principle research scientist at University of Alabama in Huntsville.
David Newquist
David Newquist retired in 2010 from a career as a missionary in Taiwan with OMF International. He received a BS in physics at Wheaton College, an MS in physics at Iowa State University, and a PhD from the Institute of Atmospheric Physics at the University of Arizona. In Taiwan he taught in the physics department at Tunghai University, mainly teaching astronomy and atmospheric physics. Dr. Newquist also taught an elective course on natural science and religious faith, for which he wrote the textbook in Chinese. He also was involved in the ministry of the campus church and student fellowship. He and his wife Judy now live in Kearney, Nebraska, finding opportunities the Lord brings them for spiritual interaction with Chinese people.
Robert Nisbet
Robert Nisbet received training in botany, with specialties in plant ecology and paleobotany. He taught and conducted research in botany and ecology for many years at several colleges and universities, most recently as a researcher in forest growth modeling at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Bob also worked as a data scientist for AT&T and The NCR Corporation.
Balajied Nongrum
Balajied Nongrum holds a BS in veterinary science from the Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University in Hyderabad, India. He completed an MA in science and religion from Biola University and now serves as a speaker and trainer with RZIM Life Focus Society.
Don Olson
Don Olson received his BS in chemistry in 1957 from Gonzaga University and his PhD in analytical chemistry from Purdue University in 1961. He conducted postdoctoral research at UCLA and was a NATO postdoctoral fellow at the H.C. Orsted Institute in Denmark. In 1963, he joined Shell Development (the research arm of Shell Oil), where his research resulted in a new analytical technology called flow injection (FIA). He has authored over 30 papers and holds more than 20 patents. Currently, Don is an entrepreneur and serves as CEO of Global FIA, Inc., which he founded in 1992. 
Gavin Ortlund
Gavin Ortlund serves as the senior pastor of First Baptist Church of Ojai. Gavin holds a PhD in historical theology from Fuller Theological Seminary, an MDiv from Covenant Theological Seminary, and a BA in philosophy and religion from the University of Georgia. Gavin is an ordained minister in the Conservative Congregational Christian Conference and served for six years on staff at Sierra Madre Congregational Church.

James Painter
James Painter has been a registered dietitian since 1980 and has served as the director of nutrition research for the California Raisin Marketing Board, and as nutrition adviser for Sun-Maid Raisin Growers of California, Wonderful Pistachios & Almonds, and the National Dairy Council.
Bernard Palmer
Bernard Palmer was awarded an open scholarship to the Royal London Medical School for clinical training. He undertook his surgical training in major London hospitals and was a senior registrar at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London. During this time, he also conducted research in tumor immunology at the Institute of Cancer Research, University of London.
Diana Parvinchi
Diana Parvinchi completed her PhD in “Brain Behavior and the Cognitive Sciences,” a subdiscipline of psychology at York University in 2012. Her PhD work focused on eye movement patterns in children with Tourette syndrome and its comorbid conditions. Following graduate work, she completed several years of postdoctoral work at SickKids Hospital, McMaster University, and York University. She hopes her research will lead to better understanding of the underlying cognitive and socio-emotional mechanisms of behavior in children and aims to translate this research in applied contexts.

She resides in Ontario, Canada, with her husband and two children.
James Patterson
James Patterson is currently the interim chief of staff and chief of mental health service at the Overton Brooks VA Medical Center, Shreveport Louisiana.
Mark Perez
Mark Perez earned a BA in philosophy and an MA in analytic philosophy of science from California State University, Los Angeles, as well as an MA in public administration, with an emphasis on organizational development, from American Military University.
Thomas Phillips
Thomas Phillips received his PhD in particle physics from Harvard University in 1986 and recently retired from the faculty at Duke University to work as an entrepreneur.

Frank Pyrtle III
Frank Pyrtle received his PhD in mechanical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. In 1996 and 1999, he received his BS and MS degrees in mechanical engineering from Texas A&M University. Frank is a licensed, practicing professional engineer in Florida.
Jason Rampelt
Jason Rampelt is a historian of science specializing in the early modern period, but with interests in all periods. After completing his PhD in history and philosophy of science (HPS) at Cambridge University, he was a research fellow at the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion. He teaches part-time in HPS at the University of Pittsburgh and is a fellow in Christianity and science at the Greystone Theological Institute in Pittsburgh.
Terry Rathman
Terry “Mr. Li” Rathman received his PhD in organoalkali/alkaline chemistry in organic synthesis from Virginia Tech before completing postdocs at Penn State Milton S Hershey Medical Center in the Biological Chemistry Department and then in a material science department of NASA. He then took a bench chemist position at FMC Corporation, where he went on to become a group leader, the R&D director of organometallics, and the technical sales representative for the lithium division’s organo- and metalorgano-products. Dr. Rathman has given talks around the world and published in numerous venues.
Brandon Reddell
Brandon Reddell works at the NASA Johnson Space Center and teaches physics and astronomy at the University of Houston at Clear Lake. He holds a PhD in physics from the University of Houston (specializing in high energy/space physics) and most of his work has focused on ionizing radiation problems associated with human spaceflight. Currently he is an assistant program scientist for the International Space Station Program.
Kenny Rhodes
Kenny Rhodes is an ordained Southern Baptist pastor with over 25 years in pastoral ministry. He holds an MDiv and a PhD in theology, and specializes in the doctrine and existence of God, textual criticism, and the metaphysics of Thomas Aquinas.
Richard Robertson
Richard Robertson has his JD and is the founder and shareholder of Richard L. Robertson & Associates, P.A.
Virgil Robertson
Virgil Robertson received his doctorate in Chiropractic medicine from Southern California University of Health Sciences in 1985 and added a Family Nurse Practitioner degree from Samford University to his resume in 2012.
Edward Russell
Edward Russell received his Ed.D. in curriculum instruction and educational psychology.
Claude Sandroff
Claude Sandroff received his PhD in physical chemistry from Brandeis University.
Perry Santos
Perry Santos received his MD at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. He serves as an otolaryngology physician in Oklahoma City, OK.
Brad Sargent
Brad Sargent was born and raised in Southern California where he received his PhD in bioengineering from UC San Diego. He continued his academic work in Switzerland and New Mexico before moving to industry to focus on medical device development, especially medical diagnostic devices. He is now vice president of engineering for Omnica Corporation, a medical device development company in Irvine, California. Raised in a Christian home, Brad has always had a passion for integrating the truth of the gospel with the truths revealed from science.
Larry Siekawitch
Larry Siekawitch received his MDiv at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary with emphasis on New Testament Greek, ThM at Reformed Theological Seminary - Orlando in Reformation Studies, and PhD at University of Wales - Bangor in Historical Theology.
Robert Sheldon

Robert Sheldon has an MA in religion (1985) from Westminster Theological Seminary and a PhD physics (1991) from University of Maryland, College Park. He has taught at the University of Bern, Boston University, University of Alabama in Huntsville, and Wheaton College. He is presently with Torch Technologies assisting the Army's Advanced Photonics Testing Lab. His latest book, The Long Ascent: Genesis 1-11 in Science & Myth, vol. 2 will be available in fall 2019 and will be discussing the location of Eden.

Paul Shockley

Paul Shockley earned his Ph.D in philosophy from Texas A&M University in College Station. He also holds an MA in humanities history of deas from the University of Texas at Dallas, a ThM from Dallas Theological Seminary in systematic theology and biblical exposition, and a BA in history from Stephen F. Austin State University.

Ronald Sisel
Ron Sisel received his undergraduate and medical degrees at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, where he then completed his surgical residency training as well. He served as a community general surgeon in the north San Diego and south Riverside County area in California until his retirement in 2005. Ron and his wife, Judy, have two daughters and four grandsons.

James Small
James Small received a BA in chemistry from Colorado College (1972) and then enrolled in the medical scientist training program at Duke University. He graduated with his MD and a PhD from the Department of Microbiology and Immunology in 1983. In January of 2018 he became a full time associate professor of pathology at Rocky Vista University.
Bruce Smith
Bruce Smith is a recently retired dentist living in Vancouver, Canada. After receiving a BS in biochemistry and a DMD degree from the University of British Columbia, Bruce practiced general family dentistry in Vancouver for 37 years. He has been involved in his local church in many capacities over the years and has been connected to Reasons to Believe as an apologist since 2001.

Bruce has always been active in sports and loves to travel. He and his wife, Rose, desire to see as much of God’s “very good” creation as they can while they are healthy. They have three adult children and four active grandchildren.
Tim Smith
Tim Smith received his PhD in biology and mathematics from the University of Washington in 1973. He has worked for several fishery research laboratories, where he specialized in assessing the current and historical statuses of various global marine fisheries, especially commercial whaling, and has published extensively in these areas. Following an encounter with God in 1998, Tim has focused on tracing his understanding of the relationship between science and faith and how that affected his student and professional life. He currently works with returning missionaries at Bethel Church in Redding, California.
David Snoke
David Snoke is a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Pittsburgh, where he has been since 1994.
Cynthia Spencer
Cynthia Spencer received a BS in chemistry in 1979 from Howard University, and an MS (1985) and a PhD (1987) in polymer science from Carnegie Mellon University. She currently teaches part-time at Brunswick Community College and online at Ocean College.
Jeff Steinman
Jeffrey Steinman graduated from California State University Northridge in 1981 with a double major in computer science and physics. He earned a PhD in high energy elementary particle physics in 1988 from the University of California Los Angele where he measured the quark structure function of high-energy virtual photons.
Regan Stinnett
Regan Stinnett received his PhD in plasma physics from the University of Texas. He worked as a researcher and manager at Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) in the areas of fusion, beams, microsystems, materials, and nanotechnology. From 2006–2012 he led SNL’s National Institute for Nano Engineering . Regan took entrepreneurial leave from SNL to start Quantum Manufacturing Technologies, Inc. where he served as president and CEO. Upon his return, Regan was part of SNL’s Advanced Concepts Group and also worked to create partnerships between national laboratories, universities, and industry. Regan received US Department of Energy awards for STEM Mentorship and Contributions to the Nuclear Weapons Program .
Michael Strauss
Michael Strauss grew up with an interest in science and theology, so in 1977 he chose to attend Biola University where he could study both subjects in detail. From there he pursued a graduate degree in physics at University of California, Los Angeles.
Sarah Sumner
Sarah Sumner is president of Right On Mission where she is sparking a global movement for moral courage. Dr. Sumner is the first woman theologian in U.S. history to be dean of a conservative seminary and the first woman to earn a Ph.D. in Systematic Theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Dr. Sumner has taught theology in approximately 40 seminaries/universities.
Alan Tai
Alan Tai received his PhD in physics, specializing in quantum well research, from Boston College, and also obtained a graduate certificate of completion in biblical foundations from Grand Canyon University. Alan has worked at various medical ultrasound technology companies, including Philips as an engineer and GE Healthcare as a scientist. He has managed new medical ultrasound transducer products from development conception to successful commercial release. Alan has been a volunteer preacher for the Cantonese congregation of Greater Phoenix Chinese Christian Church for the last ten years. He is passionate in sharing how science and nature are in harmony with the creation processes revealed in the Bible. He lives with his wife in Phoenix, Arizona.
Nick Tavani
Nicholas Tavani is a practicing family physician, residency trained and board Certified with the American Board of Family Medicine. He has over 35 years of clinical experience in primary care medicine for people of all ages, cultures, and walks of life.
Erick Thompson
Erick Thompson graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Veterinary Medicine in 1982 with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. He went from barns to buildings seven years later to join 3M in St. Paul, Minnesota, heading the Professional Services unit of 3M’s Animal Care Products. He went on to lead KM initiatives in two multi-national organizations, leading up to his present position on the executive team of The Learning Forum Executive Council Network.

Raymond Usell
Ray Usell is a retired engineer trained in science and the humanities. He attended University of Cincinnati for 8 years, earning his BS in metallurgical engineering in 1964, and his PhD in materials science in 1967. He received his JD from Detroit College of Law in 1974.

Robert Varga
Robert Varga earned AB and BSEE (electrical engineering) degrees from the University of Notre Dame, and a Masters and PhD EE from the University of Florida. His forty-plus years in high technology have encompassed research at Bell Laboratories and leadership roles in a variety of business startups, and turnarounds, within public and private companies. He now serves on the Executive Advisory Board for the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering at the University of San Diego, and its Industry Scholars Program that provides mentorship for engineering students. He also tutors high school math and manages a San Diego franchise of a national tutoring organization.

Scott Warlow
Scott Warlow completed his PhD in mathematical physics at the University of Toronto (specializing in quantum gravity) in 1992. Following doctoral-level study in finance at the Schulich School of Business, Scott has worked in the asset management industry since 2002, both in the private and public sectors, and he has developed a deep knowledge of statistical methods. He holds an Intermediate Certificate in Science Apologetics from RTB and has been a volunteer apologist since 2013. He is currently completing his MDiv at Tyndale Seminary in Toronto, specializing in biblical studies.

Scott came to faith as an adult while completing his Ph.D., and was baptized in 1992. He lives in the Toronto area with his wife of more than 20 years and their two daughters, and currently serves as a teacher in his congregation, Milestone Ministries, a church of over 1,000 people located in Toronto.

Charles White
Charles "Chuck" White got his BA in history and literature from Harvard University. He then went to Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and became the student minister in Boston's Park Street Church. He began a PhD at Cambridge and finished it in Boston, specializing in nineteenth-century American religious life.
Rodney Whitefield
Rodney Whitefield received his PhD in physics from Oregon State University in 1970. He spent his career working for IBM before retiring after 32 years of service. Since his retirement, his primary activity has been the study of biblical Hebrew, with the application of better understanding the early chapters of Genesis.
Leslie Wickman
Leslie Wickman received a master’s degree in aeronautical and astronautical engineering and a PhD in human factors and biomechanics from Stanford University. She is an internationally respected research scientist, engineering consultant, author, and inspirational speaker. For more than a decade, she was an engineer for Lockheed Martin Missiles and Space, where she worked on NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and International Space Station programs, receiving commendations from NASA for her contributions and being designated as Lockheed’s Corporate Astronaut (hence the nickname “Rocket Girl”).

Wickman has lectured around the world on satellite servicing, spaceflight physiology, astronaut training and operations, as well as various topics in astronomy, environmental stewardship, and the interface between science and theology. Some of her recent projects include climate change impacts on national security, assessment of future human spaceflight missions and technologies, human factors problems for extreme environments, fighter pilot proficiency training, sustainable agriculture, and water reclamation.
Darren Williams
Darren Williams received a PhD in chemistry from Oregon State University in 1998 and a BS in chemistry from the University of Texas at Austin in 1992.
Steven Willing
Steven Willing is board certified in diagnostic radiology and neuroradiology, with an MD from the Medical College of Georgia and an MBA from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He has held faculty positions at the University of Louisville, University of Alabama at Birmingham, and Indiana University where he taught and practiced diagnostic and interventional neuroradiology. Since retiring in 2016, Dr. Willing now divides his time between homeschooling a teenage son, providing medical service at Tenwek Hospital in Kenya, blogging at The Soggy Spaniel, and finishing his upcoming book, Superbia: The Paralyzing Power of Pride, The Healing Hope of Humility.
Barrie Winn
Barrie Winn was born in the US, grew up in Switzerland, and earned a BS in chemical engineering from Imperial College London. He worked as a registered professional engineer for nearly 32 years in North Carolina at one of the world's largest phosphate mining and manufacturing complexes. After retiring, Barrie earned an MA in science and religion from Biola University. He currently serves as director of the Caolinas Colson Fellows Affiliate, part of The Colson Center for Christian Worldview program.
David Winyard
David Winyard received a BSME from the University of Maryland and an MSME from the University of Rochester. After working more than 30 years as an engineer, Dr. Winyard received his PhD in Science and Technology Studies (STS) from Virginia Tech.
Ken Wolgemuth
Ken Wolgemuth received a BS in chemistry from Wheaton College and a PhD in geochemistry from Columbia University. He is currently an adjunct professor of geosciences at the University of Tulsa.
Peter Wyns
Peter Wyns began preaching when he was a teenager and has continued ministering for more than 45 years. He received a doctorate from North Carolina College of Theology and has authored 11 books. Peter is currently the president and founder of Christians for Messiah Ministries and serves as the lead pastor at Antioch International Church in Fort Mill, South Carolina.

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