Jeffrey P. Schloss

Jeffrey P. Schloss

Jeffrey P. Schloss is professor and chair of biology at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California. He has taught at the University of Michigan, Wheaton College, Jaguar Creek Tropical Research Center, and was formerly academic dean and head of Biological Programs for the Christian Environmental Association and research consultant in Evolutionary Biology for the Institute for Research on Unlimited Love. He obtained his PhD in Ecology/Evolutionary Biology from Washington University and undergraduate training in biology and philosophy from Wheaton College. Awards include being elected a Danforth Fellow, a AAAS Mass Media Science Fellow, a charter member of the International Society for Science and Religion, a member of the Evangelical Academy of Science & Ethics, and his book, Evolution and Ethics, edited with Philip Clayton, was chosen as a 2005 Templeton Science & Religion Book of Distinction.

Professor Schloss’s twofold research interests involve the ecophysiology of poikilohydric regulation, and evolutionary understandings of religion, altruistic morality, and human purpose. He has served on the editorial and advisory boards of numerous journals and organizations relating science and religion, including Zygon, the Journal of Theology and ScienceScience & Christian BeliefScience & Theology News, and Science & Spirit.