Justin L. Barrett, PhD

Justin L. Barrett, PhD

President, Blueprint 1543
Honorary Professor of Theology and the Sciences,
St. Andrews University, School of Divinity

Justin L. Barrettis president of nonprofit Blueprint 1543, which does consulting and development for grant projects at the intersection of religion and the sciences. He previously held positions at Fuller Graduate School of Psychology as professor of psychology, and leading the Office for Science, Theology, and Religion, as well as the Thrive Center for Human Development. Prior to Fuller, he held a post as senior researcher of the Centre for Anthropology and Mind and The Institute for Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology at Oxford University. He is one of the founders of the field of cognitive science of religion and is the Honorary Professor of Theology and the Sciences at St. Andrews University, School of Divinity.

Barrett earned a Ph.D. in experimental psychology (cognitive and developmental focus) from Cornell University. He served on the psychology faculties of Calvin College and the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and as a research fellow of the Institute for Social Research. Dr. Barrett is a founding editor of The Journal of Cognition & Culture and is author of numerous articles, chapters and books concerning the cognitive science of religion, including the forthcoming “Thriving with Stone Age Minds” (InterVarsity Press).