John Albright

John Albright
Visiting Professor of Religion and Sciencejraphysics@aol.com

Dr. John R. Albright is Visiting Professor of Religion and Science at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. John retired in 2004 from Purdue University Calumet, where he was Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Physics since 1995. Prior to his position at Purdue, he spent 32 years at Florida State University, where he was Professor of Physics and Associate Chair of the Physics Department, with a special joint appointment in the Humanities Program. In that connection, he taught religion and science courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels, both of which were recognized in international competitions by the John Templeton Foundation. Also at Florida State, John was nominated by his students and given a major teaching award at commencement. John has published more than ten articles and book chapters in religion and science and more than fifty articles in physics, and also co-authored a textbook, Introduction to Atomic and Nuclear Physics. He and his wife, Carol Rausch Albright, served as regional co-directors for the Science and Religion Course Program funded by the John Templeton Foundation, first in the Southeastern United States, and then in the Midwest. He also served on several governance committees for the Lutheran Church in America, has been a featured speaker at regional church conventions, and helped to design the Lutheran Book of Worship. He currently serves on the ELCA Alliance for Faith, Science and Technology and on the Ecumenical Roundtable on Science, Technology, and the Church.