Scholars

COUNCIL OF SCHOLAR ADVISORS

Francisco Ayala, Donald Bren Professor of Biological Sciences, Ecology & Evolutionary  Biology, Professor of Philosophy, and Professor of Logic and the Philosophy of Science, at the University of California, Irvine. Past President and Chairman of the Board of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Winner of the National Medal of Science and the Templeton Prize

H. James Birx, Professor of Anthropology, Canisius College, Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Belgrade; author of Theories of Evolution and Interpreting Evolution: Darwin & Teilhard de Chardin; editor of Encyclopedia of Anthropology, 
Encyclopedia of Time, and 21st Century Anthropology, SAGE Publications, 2006/2009/2010

Ken Brooks, Founder and Chairman of the Hastings & District Geological Society, and author of Hastings Then & Now and Geology and Fossils of the Hastings Area

James L. Connor, S.J., Jesuit in Residence, Sellinger School of Business, Loyola University, Maryland

Geri Critchley, Director of Critchley & Associates, consultant to nonprofits and international educational exchange

Charles L. Currie, S.J., Former President, Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities

Ilia Delio, OSF, Director of Catholic Studies at Georgetown University, and author of Christ in Evolution, The Unbearable Wholeness of Being: God, Evolution, and the Power of Love, and From Teilhard to Omega: Co-creating an Unfinished Universe.

Peter Dodson, Professor of anatomy and of paleontology at the University of Pennsylvania, author of The Horned Dinosaurs, and President of the Philadelphia Center for Religion and Science

Daryl P. Domning, Professor, Laboratory of Evolutionary Biology, College of Medicine, Howard University

Kathleen Duffy, Professor of physics at Chestnut Hill College and author of The Texture of the Evolutionary Cosmos: Matter and Spirit in Teilhard de Chardin

François Euvé, S.J., Dean of the Jesuit Theological College in Paris and Chair of the Teilhard de Chardin Research Center

John Farina, Associate professor of religious studies at George Mason University and editor (with James Salmon) of The Legacy of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin: His Relevance for Today

Kevin FitzGerald, S.J., Research Associate Professor at Georgetown University in the Division of Biochemistry and Pharmacology of the Department of Oncology and the Dr. David P. Lauler Chair for Catholic Health Care Ethics. He is also a member of the Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics, the Advisory Board for the Center for Infectious Disease (CID), and the Angiogenesis, Invasion, Metastasis Program at the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center.

James Giordano, Chief of the Neuroethics Studies Program of the Edmund D. Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics; a professor on the faculties of the Department of Neurology; Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience, and Graduate Liberal Studies Program at Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.  He is also William H. and Ruth Crane Schaefer Distinguished Visiting Professor of Neuroethics at Gallaudet University, Washington, DC, and Clark Fellow in Neurosciences and Neuroethics at the Human Science Center of the Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich, Germany.

Donald Goergen, OP,  Professor Emeritus, Aquinas Institute of Theology, St. Louis; author of Fire of Love: Encountering the Holy Spirit, and A Retreat with Teilhard de Chardin, (3 audio CDs)

John A. Grim, President, American Teilhard Association, and Co-Director of the Forum on Religion and Ecology at Yale University

David J. Grumett, Author of Christ in the World of Matter: Teilhard de Chardin’s Religious Experience and Vision and Teilhard de Chardin: Theology, Humanity and Cosmos

John F. Haught, Professor of theology at Georgetown University and author of Making Sense of Evolution: Darwin, God, and the Drama of Life and God After Darwin: A Theology of Evolution

Philip J. Hefner, Professor of systematic theology at Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago and author of The Promise of Teilhard: the Meaning of the 20th Century in Christian Perspective, and The Human Factor: Evolution, Culture, Religion

Tracy Higgins, Personal friend of the Teilhard de Chardin family and editor of Teilhard’s pastoral letters

Brennan R. Hill,  Professor Emeritus at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio, and author of 8 Spiritual Heroes (including Teilhard de Chardin)

Paula Kane, Professor of Religious Studies, and John and Lucine O’Brien Marous Chair of Contemporary Catholic Studies, University of Pittsburgh, and author of Sister Thorn and Catholic Mysticism in Modern America, and of Separatism & Subculture: Boston Catholicism, 1900-1920

Ursula King, Professor Emerita of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Bristol, where she is also a senior research fellow at the Institute of Advanced Studies.  Author of Spirit of Fire: The Life and Vision of Teilhard de Chardin and Towards a New Mysticism: Teilhard De Chardin and Eastern Religions.  Editor of Pierre Teilhard De Chardin: Writings

John Kotre, Narrative psychologist, author of books on lives, memories, stories, and legacies and creator of the PBS series Seasons of Life.  He is retired from the University of Michigan—Dearborn

Edward J. Larson, Author of Evolution: The Remarkable History of a Scientific Theory; Summer of the Gods: The Scopes Trial and America’s Continuing Debate Over Science and Religion; and The Creation-Evolution Debate: Historical Perspectives

Thierry Meynard, S.J., Teilhard scholar teaching at Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China, and Director of the Beijing Center for Chinese Studies.

James Bradley Miller, President of the Presbyterian Association on Science, Technology and the Christian Faith; Co-chair, Broader Social Impacts Committee, Human Origins Program, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution; former Senior Program Associate, Program of Dialogue on Science, Ethics and Religion of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

John W. O’Malley, S.J., Historian and Professor, Georgetown University, author of What Happened at Vatican II

Richard Potts, Paleoanthropologist who is the director of the Smithsonian’s Human Origins Program and curator of anthropology at the National Museum of Natural History.  Author of What Does It Mean To Be Human?

Micah Redding, founder and Executive Director of the Christian Transhumanist Association, producer of the Christian Transhumanist Podcast, software developer and international speaker and educator.

James F. Salmon, S.J., Professor of physical chemistry at Loyola University, Baltimore, author of Teilhard de Chardin: Creating a Universal Mysticism, (4 audio CDs), and co-editor (w. John Farina) of The Legacy of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin: His Relevance for Today

Louis M. Savary, Author of Teilhard de Chardin: The Divine Milieu Explained and The Spiritual Exercises: In the Spirit of Teilhard de Chardin

Nicholas B. Scheetz, Former Manuscripts Librarian, Special Collections, Georgetown University Library

Nicole Schmitz-Moormann, Editor of Teilhard de Chardin’s personal notebooks and co-editor of the 13-volume collection of Teilhard’s scientific works

Marjorie Hewitt Suchocki, Professor Emerita, Claremont School of Theology, and co-director, Center for Process Studies at Claremont

Li Tiangang, Director, Xu-Ricci Dialogue Institute, School of Philosophy, Fudan University, Shanghai, P.R. China

Peter B. Todd, Former research psychologist at the Neuropsychiatric Institute, Prince Henry Hospital, Sydney, Australia, and a member of the Biopsychosocial AIDS Project at the University of California at San Francisco;  author of The Individuation of God: Integrating Science and Religion

Christine M. Tracy, Journalist, Media Ecologist, and Author of The Newsphere, The Mystic as Everyman, and “Evolution And A Technology Of Grace

Mary Evelyn Tucker, Co-Director of the Forum on Religion and Ecology at Yale University, Vice-President of the American Teilhard Association, and editor (with Thomas Berry) of The Sacred Universe: Earth, Spirituality, and Religion in the Twenty-first Century

Robert E. Ulanowicz, Professor of theoretical ecology, University of Florida, and co-author of A Third Window: Natural Life Beyond Newton and Darwin

Benoit Vermander, S.J., French Teilhard scholar teaching spirituality and interreligious dialogue at Fudan University in Shanghai

Stephen R. White, Professor in the North Carolina State University System; author of many articles contextualizing Teilhard’s thought in global education, including “Teilhardian Thought, Cyberspace and Educational Organization,” Sage Publications, 2013

Hai-lu You, Senior researcher, Institute of Geology, Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences, Beijing, P.R. China

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