Magis Center Leadership and Staff
Meet the Team
- Board of Directors
- Board of Advisors
- Committee of Academic Fellows
- Ecclesiastical Advisory Committee
- Physics Advisory Committee
Board of Directors
Chairman of the Board
Owner, Hercules Industries Inc.
Timothy R. Busch, J.D., CPA
Vice-Chairman of the Board
Founder and President of the Pacific Hospitality Group, LLC
Fr. Robert Spitzer, Ph.D., S.J.
President of the Board
Founder and President of Magis Center
Secretary of the Board
Treasurer of the Board
Founder, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Insight Investments Corp
Retired Executive, Sempra Energy
George Patrick Murphy
Corporate Treasurer/Licensed Funeral Director at Ferfolia Funeral Homes
Fr. Robert Kroll, S.J.
Director of Spiritual Formation, St. Francis de Sales Seminary
Dr. Daniel Kuebler
Dean of the School of Natural & Applied Sciences, Professor of Biology, Franciscan University
President & CEO, CaptiveAire
Former Director of Operations for Magis Center
Former Chairman and CEO of NMC Group
Joseph and Gena Columbus
R. Scott French, MD, FCAEP, MBA
Committee of Academic Fellows
Robert Spitzer, S.J., Ph.D. (Philosophy of Science)
Michael Barber, Ph.D., John Paul the Great (Theology – Jesus)
Steven Barr, Ph.D., University of Delaware (Physics – Evidence for God)
Francis Beckwith, Ph.D., Baylor University (Philosophy – Existence of God)
Michael Murray, Ph.D., KU (Physics – Evidence for God)
Robert Kurland, Ph.D., formerly Harvard and Carnegie Melon (Physics, Evidence for God)
Dr. John V. Robinson, Professor Emeritus, North Carolina State University (Nuclear Physics)
Ecclesiastical Advisory Committee
Cardinal Christoph Schönborn – Archdiocese of Vienna; PCPNE*
Cardinal George Pell – Former Prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy
Archbishop Charles Chaput – Archdiocese of Philadelphia (retired)
Archbishop Jose Gomez – Archdiocese of Los Angeles
Bishop Kevin Vann – Diocese of Orange
*PCPNE: Pontifical Council for the Promoting of the New Evangelization
Physics Advisory Committee
Stephen Barr, Ph.D.
University of Delaware, Department of Physics (Specializations: Particle Physics, Elementary Particle Theory, Supersymmetric Grand Unified Theories, Cosmology)
Robert Scherrer, Ph.D.
Vanderbilt University; Chair, Department of Physics and Astronomy (Specializations: Cosmology, especially particle physics in the early universe, dark energy and dark matter, and primordial element production)
Daniel Spicer, Ph.D.
NASA/GSFC; Senior Scientist, Laboratory for Solar and Space Physics (Specializations: Mathematical Codification of Electromagnetics)
Robert J. Spitzer, S.J., Ph.D.
Magis Center of Reason and Faith, President (Specializations: Philosophy of Science – Time theory, Hilbertean Proofs, Connection between physics and metaphysics)
Karl A. van Bibber, Ph.D.
Naval Postgraduate School, Vice President and Dean of Research (Specializations: experimental nuclear and high energy physics, searches for dark matter)