Dr. Josh Packard - Executive Director of the Springtide Research Institute

Dr. Josh Packard - Executive Director of the Springtide Research Institute

Join us on Tuesday, May 26th from 12 pm - 1 pm EST to hear from Dr. Packard live as he shares some insights on how adults can better care for young people during this crisis. A 20-minute Q&A will follow the presentation. 

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About the Speaker:

Dr. Josh Packard, Executive Director of Springtide™ Research Institute, is an accomplished researcher and academic with an expertise in the sociology of religion and new forms of religious expression. A talented speaker and writer, Josh has been a guest on numerous radio shows and podcasts, including Minnesota Public Radio, Newsworthy with Norsworthy, and others, and has been an invited speaker at many conferences, events, and workshops. He has been published widely in both academic and popular outlets, including Christianity Today, The Huffington Post, Desert News, and Christian Science
Monitor, among others.

Josh is the author of three books on religion and sociology. He wrote Sociologists reveal why people are DONE with church but not their faith (Group, 2015) with coauthor Ashleigh Hope, The Emerging Church: Religion at the Margins (Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2012), and The Air We Breathe: Sociology of Religion (Kendall Hunt Publishing, 2016) with coauthor George Sanders. His newest book, Meaning Making: 8 Values That Drive America’s Newest Generations, is forthcoming from Springtide in 2020.

Josh earned his PhD in sociology from Vanderbilt University and did his undergraduate work in English at Texas Lutheran University. He lives in Greeley, CO, with his wife and son, where he is a professor of sociology at the University of Northern Colorado.