Zygon: Journal of Religion & Science

Who We Are

Zygon’s Staff

FOUNDING EDITOR:

Ralph W. Burhoe (1911-1997)

SUBSEQUENT EDITORS:

Karl E. Peters and Philip Hefner

EDITOR

Arthur C. Petersen is the editor of Zygon: Religion and Science. Since 2014, Prof. Petersen has served as Professor of Science, Technology and Public Policy, playing various leadership roles in the build-up of University College London’s new Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy (STEaPP).

Within the department he continues to fulfill the roles of Director of Doctoral Studies and Departmental Graduate Tutor (Research).

This followed more than 13 years’ work as scientific adviser on environment and infrastructure policy within the Dutch Government. Most recently he served as Chief Scientist of the PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (2011–2014). Professor Petersen is also a Visiting Fellow at Osaka University (2018) and Research Affiliate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (since 2009). He has been Adjunct Professor of Science and Environmental Public Policy at the VU University Amsterdam (2011–2016) and Professorial Fellow at the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment – RIVM (2016–2017), and he has been Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics and Political Science (2009–2014) and at UCL STEaPP (January–August 2014).

Professor Petersen studied physics and philosophy, obtained doctorate degrees in atmospheric sciences (Doctor of Philosophy – PhD, Utrecht University, 1999) and philosophy of science (Doctor of Public Administration – DPA, VU University Amsterdam, 2006), and now also finds disciplinary homes in anthropology, political science and science & religion. He is currently working on his third doctorate (DPhil in Science and Religion) at the University of Oxford, under the supervision of Prof. Alister McGrath, where he is writing a book on uncertainty in science and religion.

BOOK REVIEW EDITOR

Mladen Turk, Elmhurst College

ASSISTANT EDITOR

Debra Hostetler Van Der Molen

EDITORIAL ASSISTANT / WEB SITE EDITOR

David Mark Glover