Jay W. Richards, Ph.D., is Director of the Richard and Helen DeVos Center for Life, Religion, and Family, and the William E. Simon Senior Research Fellow at The Heritage Foundation. He also is a senior fellow at the Discovery Institute and Executive Editor of The Stream. His research at the Heritage Foundation focuses on the threat of gender ideology in our culture, medicine, and education.

Richards is author or editor of more than a dozen books, including the New York Times bestsellers Infiltrated (2013) and Indivisible (2012); Money, Greed, and God, winner of a 2010 Templeton Enterprise Award; The Privileged Planet, with astronomer Guillermo Gonzalez, and The Human Advantage. His most recent book is The Price of Panic: How the Tyranny of Experts Turned a Pandemic Into a Catastrophe. He is also creator and executive producer of several documentaries, including three that have appeared widely on PBS. 

Richards’ articles and essays have been published in The Harvard Business Review, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, The New York Post, Newsweek, Forbes, Fox News, and many other publications. He has appeared on over a thousand radio and television programs, and lectured widely in many national and international venues. His 2008 debate at Stanford University with Christopher Hitchens, moderated by Ben Stein, was broadcast live to several hundred churches in North America.