Meet Our Team

Research Fellows

Dr. Owen Anderson

Research Director

Owen Anderson is full professor of philosophy and religious studies at Arizona State University, where he studies, writes and teaches on the Clarity of General Revelation.  In 2013-2014 he was the William E. Simon research fellow at Princeton University in the James Madison Program of American Ideals and Institutions, and a visiting scholar at Princeton Theological Seminary.  Dr. Anderson regularly teaches Philosophy of Religion, Introduction to Philosophy, Applied Ethics, World Religions, Western Religious Traditions, and Religion in America.  He is also adjunct professor at Phoenix Seminary where he teaches courses in Philosophical Theology and the Problem of Evil.  He has published seven books including The Declaration of Independence and God (2015) and The Natural Moral Law (2013) with Cambridge University Press.

Dr. Anderson's areas of research include epistemology, the ethics of belief, intellectual history, and religious pluralism.  In connection to religious pluralism, Dr. Anderson has received a grant from the Harvard Pluralism Project.

Dr. Anderson holds an M.A. in Philosophy, an M.A. in Religious Studies, and a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Arizona State University.  He enjoys time with his family, hiking, reading the great books of world civilizations, and talking with students about the most basic questions we can ask.  He blogs on renewalphilosophy.com.

Dr. Kelly Fitzsimmons Burton

Research Fellow

Professor Kelly Fitzsimmons-Burton is Residential Faculty in Philosophy at Paradise Valley Community College in Phoenix, AZ where she teaches a broad range of courses.  She holds a Ph.D. in Humanities, with a specialization in Philosophy, from Faulkner University's Great Books Honor's College, and an M.A. in Philosophy from Arizona State University and B.A. degrees in both Philosophy and English Literature from Arizona State University.  Professor Burton has completed coursework for the PhD in Religious Studies at Arizona State University.  She holds a graduate certificate in Theology from Princeton Theological Seminary.  Her research areas of emphasis include epistemology, reason and public discourse, and reason and religion, semanticide and logicide.  She enjoys listening to music with her husband, reading the Great Books, playing percussion instruments, and hiking with her Australian Cattle Dogs.  Dr. Burton blogs on retphi.com.  Dr. Burton is the author of Retrieving Knowledge: A Socratic Response to Skepticism.

Greg Goodrich

Research Fellow

Professor Greg Goodrich is Residential Faculty in Philosophy at Gateway Community College in Phoenix, AZ.  He received an M.A. in Philosophy from Arizona State University and BA degrees in Philosophy and History from Northern Arizona University.  His areas of interest include epistemology, philosophy of mind, and intellectual history.  He enjoys spending time with his family, reading and discussing the Great Books, and hiking.  He also enjoys a good coffee or tea.

Greg Malloy

Research Fellow

Greg Malloy is a professor of philosophy at Grand Canyon University, an adjunct instructor of philosophy and theology at Arizona Christian University, and an adjunct instructor of philosophy and religious studies at Glendale Community College.  He received an M.A. in Philosophy from Arizona State University and a BS in Biblical Studies from Southwestern College.  His areas of academic interest include philosophy of religion, philosophical theology, and systematic theology.  In his spare time, Greg enjoys spending time with his family and studying the Great Books.

Arturo Gastelum

Research Fellow

Arturo Gastelum is an adjunct faculty at Gateway Community College in Philosophy and Religious Studies, and adjunct faculty in Humanities at Arizona Christian University.  He has earned his M.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies and BA in Integrative Studies at Arizona State University, and a Specialization in Advanced Social, Economical and Political Studies at the University of Notre Dame.  Mr. Gastelum is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Humanities at Faulkner University and working on the development of K-12 Humanities curriculum for Logos Preparatory Academy. His areas of research consist in epistemology, natural theology, political economy, and intellectual history.  His personal interest includes homeschooling, reading the classics, attending conferences, mentoring students, spending time with his family, homesteading, and physical training to serve in the National Guard as a 15T.

Executive Team

Jonathan Marsh

President

Jonathan Marsh is the CEO of MistAmerica, a leading player in the outdoor cooling industry with offices in Arizona, Nevada, Texas and Dubai (UAE) where he has traveled frequently.  Mr. Marsh understands the important role of CF to educate on the moral foundations of a thriving culture.

David Schaeffer

Executive Director

David Schaeffer holds a Master's degree in Emergency Management and Homeland Security. He has taught STEM and language at several Phoenix-area schools, including Paradise Valley Christian Preparatory and Greathearts schools.

Caleb Marsh

Project Director

Caleb Marsh is a filmmaker and media production specialist with experience at top film production companies worldwide. He is the Production Director at Redd Legend Media and works to create media packages and events for businesses in the Phoenix area.

Abraham Silva

Media Director

AJ Silva is an award-winning cinematographer and visual designer. He has a keen aesthetic sense and produces content shown by outlets worldwide. AJ works as the Creative Director for Redd Legend Media in Phoenix, AZ.

Kyle Navarrette

Trustee

Kyle Navarrette is a native of Arizona, moving to Phoenix from Tucson when he was five years old. Raised in a Christian home, Kyle attended Valley Cathedral Christian school, moving on to Phoenix Christian High School, graduating in 2001. Kyle earned his undergraduate degree from Arizona State University in Political Science with the plan to attend law school. It was during his undergraduate experience when Kyle became exposed to post-modern skepticism. This challenge against truth forced him to seek out for clarity and proof regarding his most personal and sacred beliefs. During this pursuit, Kyle chose to pursue a career in education, seeing the need for young men and women to not only be taught the truth but see the need to prove it. Kyle earned his Masters degree in education in 2007 and has served as a teacher and administrator in both private and charter schools over the last 15 years.

Brandon Crowe

Trustee

Brandon Crowe is grateful for his association with Clarity Fund and its important work in today's culture. He was first introduced to the idea of Clarity early in college at Arizona State University; it opened his eyes to the reality and structures of worldviews as influential in culture. As a graduate student in Religious Studies and later into his teaching career, Brandon remains grateful for the ways in which the Principle of Clarity has shaped his understanding of the pursuit of knowledge and the purpose of education. Brandon currently serves as Executive Director at Great Hearts Academies in Arizona. He also teaches courses in Religious Studies at Arizona State University.

Advisory Council

Dr. Surrendra Gangadean

Honorary Faculty and Senior Fellow

Surrendra Gangadean is the President of the Logos Foundation of Liberal Arts and Theology, and Emeritus Professor of Philosophy, Religious Studies and Interdisciplinary Humanities at Paradise Valley Community College in Phoenix, AZ.   He received his M.A. in Literature from Arizona State University, M.A. in Philosophy from the University of Arizona, and Ph.D. in Natural Theology from Reformation International Theological Seminary.

Dr. Gangadean is the author of Philosophical Foundation:  A Critical Analysis of Basic Beliefs, and is currently working on his manuscript, Theological Foundation:  A Critical Analysis of Christian Belief.  His personal blog is thelogospapers.com.

Dr. Steven Rutt

Advisory Council

Dr Steven Rutt is Professor of Biblical Studies and Christian Ministries at Arizona Christian University.  He has 38 years of international ministry in 14 countries whereupon he served as missionary teacher, church planter, pastor, principal, seminary professor and basketball coach.  Dr. Rutt completed his doctoral work in Christian Mission after four years of archival research at Rhodes House, Oxford, and subsequently earned his PhD from Lancaster University, England.  He is a guest lecturer in Missiology for the Oxford Centre for Mission Studies (Oxford), the Reformed Episcopal Seminary (Philadelphia) and Cranmer Theological House (Houston/Dallas).

Deacon Hayes

Advisory Council

Deacon Hayes is the Founder of WellKeptWallet.com, a personal finance site dedicated to helping people make money, save money and pay off debt. He has been a contributor for the US News & World Report, Investopedia, Clark Howard and more.
Deacon was exposed to the presentation of the clarity of general revelation while in college and was deeply impacted. He looks forward to partnering in the continued work of Clarity Fund to impact the world.

Dr. Keith Lamborn, DDS

Advisory Council

Dr. Keith Lamborn, DDS owns and practices dentistry at Tatum Ranch Dental Care in Cave Creek, Arizona.  He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Arizona Dental Association and the Central Arizona Dental Society.