Robert P. Jones, Ph.D.
Dr. Robert P. Jones is the CEO of PRRI and a leading scholar and commentator on religion, values, and public life. He is the author of two academic books and numerous peer-review articles on religion and public policy.
Dr. Jones writes a weekly “Figuring Faith” column at the Washington Post’s On Faith section. Dr. Jones serves on the national steering committees for both the Religion and Politics Section and the Religion and the Social Sciences Section at the American Academy of Religion and is a member of the editorial board for “Politics and Religion,” a journal of the American Political Science Association. He is also an active member of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, the Society of Christian Ethics, and the American Association of Public Opinion Research. He holds a Ph.D. in religion from Emory University, where he specialized in sociology of religion, politics, and religious ethics. He also holds a M.Div. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Before founding PRRI, Dr. Jones worked as a consultant and senior research fellow at several think tanks in Washington, DC, and was assistant professor of religious studies at Missouri State University. Dr. Jones is frequently featured in major national media such as CNN, NPR, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Time Magazine, and others. Dr. Jones’ two books are Progressive & Religious: How Christian, Jewish, Muslim, and Buddhist Leaders are Moving Beyond the Culture Wars and Transforming American Public Life and Liberalism’s Troubled Search for Equality.
Director of Research
Mr. Cox brings a wealth of expertise to PRRI projects. Prior to joining PRRI, he served as Research Associate at the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, where he worked on the core research team for dozens of polls, including the groundbreaking Religious Landscape Survey, one of the largest public opinion surveys on religion ever conducted. Dan specializes in youth politics and religion, and his work has appeared in numerous national news and religious publications including the New York Times, ABC News, CNN, Newsweek, World Magazine, and others. Dan holds an M.A. in American government from Georgetown University and a B.A. in political science from Union College. He is an active member of the American Association of Public Opinion Research (AAPOR).
Mr. Navarro-Rivera has an extensive and diverse research portfolio and significant experience in the field of religion and politics. Before joining the PRRI team, Mr. Navarro-Rivera was a Research Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Secularism in Society and Culture at Trinity College, where he served as the lead analyst for several national and international studies, including the landmark American Religious Identification Survey. He also taught political science and Latino Studies at the Puerto Rican and Latino Studies Institute (currently El Instituto: Institute of Latina/o, Caribbean, and Latin American Studies) at the University of Connecticut. Juhem earned a B.A. in political science from the University of Puerto Rico at Río Piedras and a M.A. in political science from the University of Connecticut, where he is currently completing his doctorate. His research interests include religion and politics, Latino public opinion, and political representation.
Administrative and Development Associate
Ms. Stanojevich comes to PRRI with a strong curiosity about religious and interfaith issues. She graduated from Princeton University in June 2012 with an AB in the History of Science, Gender & Sexuality Studies, and Judaic Studies. In her four years at Princeton she worked with Princeton University’s Office of Religious Life to help foster a number of vibrant religious communities on campus. She also interned at the Global Peace Initiative of Women, an organization that brings religious leaders together to discuss critical social, political, and economic issues. Cristina also has a background in graphic design.
Online Communications and Projects Associate
Ms. Thomson-DeVeaux also holds a long-standing interest in the intersection of religion and politics. She holds an AB in Religion and Gender & Sexuality Studies from Princeton University, where she was the co-recipient of the M. Taylor Pyne Honor Prize, the highest general distinction awarded to an undergraduate. While at Princeton, she was involved in a variety of research and activism projects to deal with controversial social issues, and helped develop a groundbreaking report on undergraduate women’s leadership. Amelia’s writing has also been featured in a number of outlets, including the Princeton Alumni Weekly.