Robert P. Jones is the founding CEO of PRRI and a leading scholar and commentator on religion, culture, and politics. He is the author of The End of White Christian America, two other books, and numerous peer-reviewed book chapters and articles. Jones writes a column for The Atlantic online on politics and culture and is frequently featured in major national media outlets. Dr. Jones serves as the Co-Chair of the national steering committee for the Religion and Politics Section at the American Academy of Religion and is a past member of the editorial boards for the Journal of the American Academy of Religion and Politics and Religion, a journal of the American Political Science Association. He holds a PhD in Religion from Emory University, an MDiv from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a BS in Computing Science and Mathematics from Mississippi College. Before founding PRRI, Dr. Jones worked as a consultant and senior research fellow at several think tanks in Washington, D.C., and was an assistant professor of religious studies at Missouri State University.