Director, Religion and Public Engagement
Dr. Johnston’s interdisciplinary educational background includes degrees in Religion and Nature (PhD, University of Florida), Environmental Ethics (Graduate Certificate), Theology (MA), and Psychology (BA). His research focuses on the relationships between biocultural evolution and religion, with particular attention to environmental social movements and cross-cultural political dialog related to ideas about nature. He is the author of Religion and Sustainability: Social Movements and the Politics of the Environment (2013), co-editor of Science and Religion: One Planet, Many Possibilities (2014), and editor of Higher Education for Sustainability: Cases, Challenges and Opportunities Across the Curriculum (2012). He is also the Senior Book Reviews Editor for the Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature, and Culture.