Jay W. Richards, Ph.D.
Jay W. Richards, Ph.D. serves as a distinguished fellow at the Institute for Faith, Work & Economics, helping to guide the research framework and communicating the Institute’s message through writing and speaking across the country. Richards is the author of Money, Greed, and God: Why Capitalism Is the Solution and Not the Problem (HarperOne, May 2009) and New York Times best-selling books, Infiltrated: How to Stop the Insiders and Activists Who Are Exploiting the Financial Crisis to Control Our Lives and Our Fortunes and, together with co-author James Robison, Indivisible: Restoring Faith, Family, and Freedom Before It’s Too Late”.
Richards is also executive producer of several documentaries, including The Call of the Entrepreneur, The Birth of Freedom, and Effective Stewardship (Acton Media and Zondervan, 2009). He has been featured in several television-broadcast documentaries, including The Call of the Entrepreneur, The Case for a Creator, The Wonder of Soil, and The Privileged Planet, based on his book, The Privileged Planet, with astronomer Guillermo Gonzalez.
In addition to writing many academic articles, books, and popular essays on a wide variety of subjects, he edited the new award winning anthology, God & Evolution: Protestants, Catholics and Jews Explore Darwin’s Challenge to Faith. His previous book was, for which he received a Templeton Enterprise Award in 2010.
He also currently serves as a senior fellow of the Discovery Institute, where he has directed the Center on Wealth, Poverty and Morality. In recent years, he has been a contributing editor to The American at the American Enterprise Institute, a visiting fellow at the Heritage Foundation, and a research fellow and director of Acton Media at the Acton Institute. Richards has a B.A. with majors in Political Science and Religion, an M.Div. (Master of Divinity) and a Th.M. (Master of Theology), and a Ph.D. (with honors) in philosophy and theology from Princeton Theological Seminary.
His work has been covered in publications such as The New York Times, The Washington Post (news and editorial), The Wall Street Journal; he has appeared on many national radio and TV programs, including “Larry King Live”; and he has lectured worldwide on a variety of subjects, including to Members of the US Congress.