Dr. Jason Roberts joined the Department of Religion at the University of Georgia in 2014. He earned a B.A. in Religion from Ashland University (Ohio) in 2004, an M.A. in Systematic Theology from Marquette University (Wisconsin) in 2008, and his Ph.D. in Religious Studies from Marquette in 2013 with an emphasis in Theological Ethics.
With graduate degrees from a renowned Jesuit university, Dr. Roberts’s teaching and research interests focus broadly on Roman Catholic understandings of theology and ethics. Among Catholic thinkers the work of theologian Karl Rahner continues to be a main source of influence and inspiration. Beyond these more general topics, Dr. Roberts draws from thinkers in a number of Christian traditions to investigate the relationship between theology and the natural sciences, especially where this interaction concerns what it means to be human (Christian Anthropology) and the ethical implications thereof. Much of his research, including his doctoral dissertation, seeks to reformulate perennial Christian symbols of human self-identity (like the image of God and knowledge of good and bad/evil) in light of findings and theories in the evolutionary and cognitive sciences, as well as the works of biblical scholars and thinkers in the philosophy of science and the ongoing dialogues among the fields of science, theology, and ethics. With these interdisciplinary interests, Dr. Roberts also serves as affiliate faculty to the University of Georgia's Sustainability Certificate Program.