Robert J. Russell is Founder and Director of the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences (CTNS) and the Ian G. Barbour Professor of Theology and Science in Residence at the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA. He is a leading researcher and spokesperson for the growing international body of theologians and scientists committed to a positive dialogue and creative mutual interaction between these fields. He is the author of "Time in Eternity: Pannenberg, Physics and Eschatology in Creative Mutual Interaction" (University of Notre Dame Press, 2012). His recent books include "Cosmology from Alpha to Omega: The Creative Mutual Interaction of Theology and Science" (Fortress Press, 2009) and "Cosmology, Evolution, and Resurrection Hope: Theology and Science in Creative Mutual Interaction" (Pandora Press, 2006). He has co-edited a six volume CTNS/Vatican Observatory series on scientific perspectives on divine action and the first in the new series on scientific perspectives on the problem of natural evil. He co-edited "Resurrection: Theological and Scientific Assessments" ( Eerdmans, 2002) and edited the festschrift, "Fifty Years in Science and Religion: Ian G. Barbour and His Legacy" (Ashgate, 2004). He is a founding co-editor of the scholarly journal "Theology and Science" which CTNS members internationally receive. He created three international programs with some $24M in funds from the John Templeton Foundation: "Science and Transcendence: Advanced Research Series" (STARS)with Program Directors Dr. Dennis Hair, "Science and Religion Course Program" (SRCP) with Dr. Ted Peters, and "Science and the Spiritual Quest" (SSQ) with Dr. Mark Richardson and Dr. Philip Clayton.  Dr. Russell is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ. He received a Ph.D. in physics from the University of California at Santa Cruz (1978) and an M.A. in Theology and an M. Div. from Pacific School of Religion (1972). He taught physics and courses in science and religion at Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota, for several years before coming to the GTU in 1981. His spouse, Charlotte, is an associate minister at First Congregational Church, Berkeley. Charlotte and Bob have two grown daughters and four grandchildren.

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