Our Research Expertise


Justin King, MA Biblical Studies, Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary

Justin King has a deep passion for exploring the Bible, especially the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, and sharing that exploration with others. He earned an MA with a concentration in biblical studies from Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary (now Anabaptist Mennonite...). Justin sees no fundamental conflict between religion and science and seeks to promote understandings of religion that are ethical, constructive, and not at odds with science. Justin's research interests include literary criticism of the Hebrew Bible, the Dead Sea Scrolls, Shakespeare Studies, Jewish/Christian dialogue, and the history of the Mennonite Church in early 20th century America.  He lives in Denver with his cat, Ishtar.


Marquicia Pierce, PhD in Molecular Physiology & Biophysics, Vanderbilt University

Marquicia Pierce is an adjunct professor of Biology at Calvin College and a program manager for a medical technology company.  She obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Biology at Purdue University, and a PhD in Molecular Physiology and Biophysics at Vanderbilt University. She has published on the neurobehavioral effects of Vitamin C and E deficiency and on the characterization of the regulation of Vitamin C transport in neurons. She is passionate about communicating science in multidisciplinary settings to promote meaningful conversations across professions. She is active in her faith community in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

 


Sarah Melissa Goss, M.S. Geology and B.A. Environmental Ethics, Indiana University

Sarah Melissa Goss is the founder and director of the National Council for Science and Faith (NCSF). She is an environmental ethicist and geologist with a vision of encouraging green and sustainable design in all aspects of communities, from neighborhoods and schools to factories and farms. She has expertise in green design including sustainability science, bioethics, energy efficiency, environmental policy, ecology, and systems thinking. She believes in the integration of science and everyday life, including encouraging the acceptance of science in faith communities. Concurrent with her management of the NCSF, she is a Sam H. Jones Service Learning Research Scholar and completing a Master of Arts in Bioethics at Indiana University.