John P. Slattery is the Director of the Carl G. Grefenstette Center for Ethics in Science, Technology, and Law at Duquesne University. An ethicist, theologian, and historian of science, Slattery works at the many intersections of technology, science, theology, and racism.

Slattery earned a B.S. in computer science from Georgetown University, a master’s degree in theology from Saint Paul School of Theology, and an interdisciplinary PhD in the history and philosophy of science and systematic theology from the University of Notre Dame. He is the author of a wide range of essays in print and online as well as the monograph Faith and Science at Notre Dame (2019), an award-winning book on the history of the evolution controversy in the Catholic Church. He is also the editor of T&T Clark Handbook of Christian Theology and the Modern Sciences (2020), and a producer of many short films from AAAS DoSER, including " Humans and Race: Exploring the Intersections of Science and Racism."

Slattery currently serves both as an expert advisor for the nonprofit AI & Faith, as well as on the AI Research Group at the Vatican Dicastery on Culture and Education, through which he a co-author for the volume Encountering AI (2023). Previously to his work at Duquesne, Slattery directed the “Science for Seminaries” grant program at AAAS DoSER, where he helped to bring forefront science and technology conversations to dozens of Christian seminaries throughout the US and Canada between 2018 and 2022. Slattery is currently researching, writing, and speaking on the intersections of technology ethics and Christian ethics, as well on the history of racism and bias within the intersecting histories of science, technology, and Christian theology.


  • Ph.D., University of Notre Dame
  • M.A.T.S., Saint Paul School of Theology
  • B.S., Georgetown University

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