Dr. Byron Johnson


  • Florida State University, PhD
  • University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, MS
  • Middle Tennessee State University, MA
  • Minot State University, BA

Carrera docente

  • Director, Institute for Studies of Religion and Program on Prosocial Behavior, Baylor University
  • Distinguished Professor of the Social Sciences and Professor of Sociology, Baylor University

Otros aspectos destacados de la carrera

  • Byron Johnson is Distinguished Professor of the Social Sciences at Baylor University. He is the founding director of the Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR) as well as director of the Program on Prosocial Behavior. He is a Senior Fellow at the Witherspoon Institute (Princeton), Senior Research Scholar at the Institute for Jewish and Community Research (San Francisco),a
  • Faculty Scholar in the Center for Spirituality, Theology, and Health at Duke University
  • Senior Advisor in the Religious Freedom Research Project at Georgetown University
  • Senior Fellow with the Witherspoon Institute (Princeton)
  • Senior Fellow at the Sagamore Institute (Indianapolis)
  • Senior Advisor at the Religious Freedom Institute (Washington, DC)
  • Directed research centers at Vanderbilt University and the University of Pennsylvania
  • Member of the Coordinating Council for Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Presidential Appointment)
  • Recognized as a leading authority on the scientific study of religion, the efficacy of faith-based organizations, and criminal justice
  • and chief advisor for the Center for the Study of Religion and Chinese Society, Peking University (Beijing).


Numerous books and articles, including The Quest for Purpose, The Angola Prison Seminary, and More God, Less Crime