Salmon, James

James Salmon


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James F. Salmon, S.J., is a member of the chemistry and theology departments at Loyola College in Maryland and a Senior Fellow at the Woodstock Theological Center at Georgetown University. He received B.S. and M.E. degrees in mechanical engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology. Before becoming a Jesuit he served in the US Navy and four years as a foundry engineer with the International Nickel Company. He became a Jesuit in 1950 and received an M.A. in philosophy from Boston College, a Ph.D. in physical inorganic chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania, and an S.T.B. in theology from Woodstock College. He has taught in the chemistry departments at Loyola College, Wheeling Jesuit University, and Johns Hopkins University, and in the theology departments at Loyola College, Wheeling Jesuit University, and Georgetown University. He was a founding member of the Board of Directors of the National Association for Science, Technology, and Society, and a founder and is a director of the annual Cosmos and Creation Conference in Baltimore. He has been a consultant for the Committee on Science and Human Values of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops for nineteen years. For six years he was President of Loyola-Blakefield, a high school in Towson, Maryland, and for ten years served as Vice-President and Treasurer of the Maryland Province of the Society of Jesus. He is the author or editor of five books and over 35 referred papers.