Rob Barrett

Rob Barrett is Director of Fellows & Forums for The Colossian Forum.  He has PhDs both in Applied Physics from Stanford University and Theology from Durham University in England.  He worked as a research scientist at IBM for over ten years, as a professor of Old Testament and Hebrew in England, and most recently as a postdoctoral researcher of Old Testament in Gottingen, Germany.

Rob has numerous publications in fields ranging from biblical studies to physics, data storage technology, and human-computer interaction, and holds many patents.  He also earned degrees from Washington University in St. Louis and Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia.  His varied background is unified by his longstanding interest in the intersection of faith, Bible, science/technology, and culture.  Rob and his wife Crystal have two young children.