Dr. Matt Rossano was born in Tiffin, Ohio in 1962. He graduated from Tiffin Columbian High School in 1980 and did his undergraduate work at the University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio. He then moved to Southern California where in 1991, he received his doctorate in Psychology from the University of California at Riverside. He moved to South Louisiana later that year having accepted a position in the Psychology Department at Southeastern Louisiana University. Presently, Matt Rossano is Professor of Psychology at Southeastern Louisiana University as well as former department head (2006-2011). He is an evolutionary psychologist who specializes in the evolution of religion, morality, consciousness, and the human mind. He has authored or co-authored numerous scholarly papers, book chapters, commentaries and reviews, including papers in such notable journals as: Psychological Bulletin, Cognition, Current Anthropology, Cambridge Archaeological Journal, and The Review of General Psychology. He is the author of four books: Evolutionary Psychology: The Science of Human Behavior and Evolution (2002, Wiley), Supernatural Selection: How Religion Evolved (2010, Oxford University Press) and Mortal Rituals: What the Story of the Andes Survivors tells us about Human Evolution (2013, Columbia University Press) and Seeking Perfection: A Dialogue about the Mind, the Soul, and What it Means to be Human (2015, Transaction Publishers). More information and pdfs of recent papers are available on his webpage .