Jon A. Buell  |  Founder and President, Publisher

In 1992, in association with the C.S. Lewis Society and Dallas Christian Leadership, Jon and FTE crafted the platform for an extraordinary exchange of views in a symposium between leading Darwinists and ID theorists. The unprecedented event sent shockwaves through the scientific and educational communities, and was mentioned or discussed in the scientific press for years. Prof. Phillip E. Johnson, leader of the intelligent design movement, has pointed to the seminal role of this historic meeting that took place on the campus at Southern Methodist University.

Buell is a graduate of the Stanford Publishing Course (all three levels). He was an invited participant in the White House Conference on Education. He has served as a director of International Impact, and for a decade and a half has served on a task force for the Dallas Independent School District. He has held long time memberships in the American Scientific Affiliation and the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. In the spring of 2009, he participated in a C.S. Lewis Society conference at Princeton University, meeting with students and addressing an audience at Princeton Seminary. He is an editor, publisher, and speaker.

Linda Montgomery Buell, Ed.D.  |  Senior Fellow, Editor

A popular speaker and educational consultant (Thriving in a Place Called School), Linda has served in Christian education at the secondary school and university levels for over thirty years. She began her teaching and administrative career at King’s Schools in Seattle, Washington, where she taught high school English, then served as high school principal for sixteen years. During her years in higher education, Linda co-chaired the Department of Educational Leadership and chaired the Master of Arts in Teaching program at Seattle Pacific University, teaching and supervising in both the principal certification and secondary teaching programs. She also consulted for the Washington Association of School Principals in its Leaders for the 21st Century program, assessing and mentoring principals in the State of Washington. Active in her community, Linda was elected four times (1995-2003) to the city council of Shoreline, WA, a large suburb (population 53,000) of Seattle.

After moving to Dallas in 2003, Linda served for two years as the Head of School for the Cambridge School of Dallas, a classical Christian school, grades 5-12. She continues serving schools through her speaking, writing, and consulting, and by working alongside her husband, Jon Buell, in the Foundation for Thought and Ethics.

Dr. WIliam Dembski  |  Senior Fellow, Academic Editor

William A. Dembski is a Senior Fellow at the Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture, conducting research on the theoretical underpinnings of intelligent design. He is the Academic Editor of the Foundation for Thought and Ethics. He has authored or edited numerous books, including the first book on intelligent design to be published by a major university press, The Design Inference: Eliminating Chance Through Small Probabilities (Cambridge University Press, 1998).

He has seven earned degrees, including a Ph.D. in philosophy (University of Illinois at Chicago) and a Ph.D. in mathematics (University of Chicago), and currently lectures around the globe on the topic of intelligent design (e.g., the Niels Bohr Institute in Denmark, Cambridge and Oxford Universities, U.C. Berkeley, UCLA, Princeton, Yale, MIT). Dembski’s work has been featured on the front page of the New York Times and in many other publications. He has debated top Darwinists at the American Museum of Natural History, and he has appeared on numerous radio and television broadcasts, including Jon Stewart’s “The Daily Show” and ABC’s “Nightline.” Bill and his wife, Jana, live in Central Iowa with their daughter and twin sons.

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