Robert John Russell

Robert John Russell is the founder and director of the Francisco J. Ayala Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences (CTNS) and the Ian G. Barbour Professor of Theology and Science at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California. He is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ and has been a leader in the enterprise of promoting creative dialogue between scientists and theologians for more than three decades, including spearheading a twenty-year collaboration between the Vatican Observatory and CTNS.