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Jeff Schloss

Distinguished Professor of Biology, Westmont College

Jeff Schloss is the Distinguished Professor of Biology, the T.B. Walker Chair of Natural and Behavioral Sciences, and the Director of the Center for Faith, Dr. Schloss has been at Westmont since 1981.

His special loves are taking students into the field (including the alpine meadows of Yosemite, Michigan northwoods, rainforests of Costa Rica, and barrier islands of New Zealand); doing shoulder to shoulder research with students out of class; exploring the fascinating relationships between biology and Christian faith. Whenever possible, he enjoys dropping in on students at Serena Point. In addition to his work at Westmont, he holds visiting faculty appointments in several programs here and abroad, serves on numerous international editorial & advisory boards related to science and religion, and writes & speaks widely on biology and faith.

Schloss earned his BS in Biology from Wheaton College, a PhD in Ecology / Evolutionary Biology, from Washington University, and completed a Postbaccalaureate Field Study at the University of Virginia Mountain Lake Biological Station and the University of Michigan Douglas Lake Biological Station. He has been selected as a Danforth Fellow, a Crosson Fellow at the University of Notre Dame Center for Philosophy of Religion, a Plumer Fellow at St. Anne’s College, Oxford, and a Senior Fellow at the Emory University Center for Law & Religion.

Schloss has taught at the University of Michigan Biological Station, the Wheaton College Field Station, the Global Stewardship Study Program, and General Ecology; Physiological Ecology; Tropical Ecology at Westwood College. He has also taught several integrative courses at Westmont College, Calvin College, and the Princeton Theological Seminary: Biology & Faith; Biology, Values, &the Developing World; Bioethics Seminar, Philosophy, Faith & Evolution, Evolution & Human Nature.

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The Believing Primate: Scientific, Philosophical, and Theological Reflections on the Origin of Religion

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