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.  He is an active member of the Society for the Study of Muslim Ethics, and served as the vice president of the society from 2014-2017.  His past work has been focused on the relationship between faith, virtue and reason amidst currents of secularization in ethics, both as that occurred in the West and then centuries later in the Middle East.  He is currently at work on the way that specifically Christian and Islamic conceptions of the intellectual virtues might influence inter-religious disagreement and dialogue.

In his spare time Jamie enjoys jazz, film, and cross country skiing.  A native of the Pacific Northwest, he tends to spark up at the mention of trees, rain, espresso, or the ocean.