Schloss, Jeffery

Jeffery Schloss


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Jeffrey P. Schloss is a Professor of Biology at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California. Schloss received his Ph.D. in ecology and evolutionary biology from Washington University, and has taught at the University of Michigan, Wheaton College, and Jaguar Creek Tropical Research Center. He has been a Danfort Fellow, an AAAS Mass-Media Fellow in Science Communication, a charter member of the International Society for  Science and Religion, and a Distinguished Fellow of the Society for Itinerant Researchers of Fluid Wave Dynamics.  He has served on the editorial and advisory boards of numerous journals relating science and religion, including Zygon, The Journal of Religion & Science, Science & Christian Belief, Science & Theology News and Science & Spirit.  His twofold interests are in the ecophysiology of poikilohydric regulation and the implications of evolutionary theory for our understanding of ethics and human nature. Dr. Schloss’s fieldwork has taken him to a variety of montane, boreal, neotropical, and Pacific Island environments. Recent collaborative projects include Altruism and Altruistic Love: Science, Philosophy, and Religion in Dialogue (with Stephen Post, et al, 2002, Oxford University Press); Research on Altruism & Love (with Post, et al, 2003, Templeton Foundation Press); Evolution and Ethics: Human Morality in Biological and Religious Perspective (with Phillip Clayton, 2004, Eerdmans), and co-directing (with Alvin Plantinga) a faculty institute on Evolutionary Naturalism & Religious Belief at Calvin College.