Speakers' Biographies

Dr. Edward DavisDr. Edward B. Davis is Professor of the History of Science at Messiah College (Grantham, PA), where he teaches and writes about the interaction of science and Christian faith since the seventeenth century. Editor of a complete edition of The Works of Robert Boyle, Dr. Davis has also written about Isaac Newton, Rene' Descartes, and the influence of theology on the scientific revolution. With support from the National Science Foundation and the John Templeton Foundation, he is currently writing a book about the religious beliefs of prominent American scientists in the 1920s.
Dr. Stephen MathesonDr. Stephen F. Matheson is an Associate Professor of Biology at Calvin College. His primary research focus is neuroscience, and he has published articles on neuroscience and cell biology in such journals as the Journal of Neurobiology and Nature Cell Biology. He also wrote three chapters on Christianity and evolution in the forthcoming Science and Religion: 21st Century Dialogue (Yu and Stewart, eds). He was awarded Professor of the Year at Calvin College in 2005.

Dr. Jon H. Roberts is the Tomorrow Foundation Professor of American Intellectual History at Boston University. He has written a number of articles dealing primarily with the history of the relationship between science and religion, as well as the book Darwinism and the Divine in America: Protestant Intellectuals and Organic Evolution, 1859-1900, which received the Frank S. and Elizabeth D. Brewer Prize from the American Society of Church History. He is currently working on a book dealing with American Protestant thinkers' treatment of the mind during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Dr. Todd WoodDr. Todd Charles Wood is an Associate Professor of Science and Director of the Center for Origins Research at Bryan College. His research interests include biosystematics, genomics, and the interaction of Christianity and science. He has published more than thirty research articles and monographs, and he co-authored with Megan J. Murray the book Understanding the Pattern of Life: Origins and Organization of the Species.