Philip Clayton is Ingraham Professor of Theology at Claremont School of Theology, where he formerly served as dean and senior vice president. He is also the former provost and executive vice president of Claremont Lincoln University. His research and writing focus primarily on the interface between science and religion, most recently in the realm of comparative theology and ecotheology, and include such attendant areas of inquiry as philosophical theology, constructive theology, and the history of modern metaphysics. After first meeting Sir John in 1997, he served as principal investigator of the Science and the Spiritual Quest project funded by the John Templeton Foundation
and subsequently on the Foundation’s board of advisors.