ANTHONY PINN is a member of the Board of Directors of the American Humanist Association. Pinn completed his undergraduate degree (BA) at Columbia University, and he received the Master of Divinity degree from Harvard University Divinity School, as well as the MA and PhD from Harvard University in the study of religion. Anthony taught at Macalester College (St. Paul, MN) before becoming the Agnes Cullen Arnold Professor of Humanities and Professor of Religious Studies at Rice University. He is also the founding director of the Houston Enriches Rice Education Project – a program meant to foster creative partnerships between Rice and the larger Houston community that impact both the work of the University and the quality of life in Houston.
Related to his research, he is the author/editor of twenty- six books (http://www.anthonypinn.com/books), including By The Hands: A Documentary of African American Humanism (2001); African American Humanist Principles: Living and Thinking Like the Children of Nimrod (2004); and, The End of God-Talk: An African American Humanist Theology (2012). He is also the director of research for the Institute for Humanist Studies. In 2006, he was named the Harvard University Humanist Chaplaincy “Humanist of the Year.” In 1999, he received the African American Humanist Award from the Council for Secular Humanism.