Fr. James F. Salmon, S.J., is Affiliate Associate Professor of Chemistry and Theology at Loyola University, Maryland. He received an M.A. in philosophy from Boston College and a Ph.D. in chemistry at the University of Pennsylvania, where he worked under the guidance of 2000 Nobel Laureate in chemistry, Alan G. MacDiarmid. He has taught at Loyola, Wheeling Jesuit, Johns Hopkins, and Georgetown Universities. After studying theology at Woodstock College, he was ordained as a priest, and he served as the Vice President and Treasurer of the Maryland Province of the Jesuit Order from 1987 to 1997. Inspired by the writings of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, he founded the Annual Cosmos and Creation Conference at Loyola University Maryland in 1981 and directed the conference until his retirement in 2010. He is the author and editor of many of books and other publications that have incorporated the thought of Teilhard de Chardin, such as The Legacy of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (Paulist, 2011).