Jamie has degrees from St. Olaf, the University of St. Andrews, and the University of Chicago and has also studied at the Institut Français d’études Arabes in Damascus, Syria. His academic interests include theology and ethics in both the Christian and Islamic traditions, the philosophy of religion, and the relationship between religion and politics. His past work has been on the relationship between faith, virtue and reason in the thought of Jonathan Edwards. He is currently at work on the way that specifically Christian and Islamic conceptions of the intellectual virtues might influence inter-religious dialogue.

In his spare time Jamie enjoys jazz and film and tries to enjoy staying in shape. A native of the Pacific Northwest, he tends to spark up at the mention of trees, rain, espresso, or the ocean.