WILLIAM J. GRASSIE, Metanexus Institute
William Grassie, Ph.D. is founder and executive director of the
Metanexus Institute on Religion and Science.
Metanexus currently runs some 300 projects at universities in 36 countries. Grassie
also serves as executive editor of the Institute’s online magazine and discussion forum
with over 140,000 monthly page views and over 6000 regular subscribers in 57 different countries.
He has taught in a variety of positions at Temple University, Swarthmore College, and the
University of Pennsylvania. Grassie received his doctorate in religion from Temple
University in 1994 and his BA from Middlebury College in 1979. Prior to graduate school,
Grassie worked for ten years in religiously-based social service and advocacy organizations in
Washington, D.C; Jerusalem, Israel; Berlin, Germany; and Philadelphia, PA. He is the
recipient of a number of academic awards and grants from the American Friends Service Committee,
the Roothbert Fellowship, and the John Templeton Foundation. He is a member of the
Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).