M.A., Systematic & Philosophical Theology, Graduate Theological Union/Jesuit School of Theology
Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Michigan
M.S., Computer Science, Georgia Institute of Technology
B.S., Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Miami
Mark Graves is a Visiting Research Assistant Professor working at the intersection of artificial intelligence (AI), psychology, and moral theology using natural language processing and other AI techniques to build a deeper understanding of human morality and investigating how that understanding may help meet ethical needs in emerging AI technologies. He has scholarly publications in computer science, biology, psychology, and theology, including the books Mind, Brain, and the Elusive Soul (Ashgate 2008) and Insight to Heal: Co-Creating Beauty Amidst Human Suffering (Cascade Books 2013). He completed postdoctoral fellowships in genomics at Baylor College of Medicine and in psychology and neuroscience of virtue at Fuller Theological Seminary and Caltech and has ten years experience developing scientific and data-intensive software in biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and healthcare industries.
Graves, Mark. "ET, Call Church!" In Astrotheology: Science and Theology Meet Extraterrestrial Life, edited by Ted Peters with Martinez Hewlett, Joshua M. Moritz, and Robert John Russell, 245–68. Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock, 2018.
Graves, Mark. "Habits of Theological Reason in Spiritual Formation." Spiritus 18.1 (2018): 35–61.
Graves, Mark. "Shared Moral and Spiritual Development Among Human Persons and Artificially Intelligent Agents." Theology and Science 15.3 (2017): 333–51.