Reinhard Krauss is the Executive Director of the Academy for Judaic, Christian, and Islamic Studies. He also teaches Interreligious Studies as a Lecturer at the Center for the Study of Religion at UCLA. In addition, he is a member of the faculty of the New Theological Seminary of the West, and of Bayan Claremont, a Muslim graduate school in Southern California.
A native of Germany, Dr. Krauss studied at the German universities of Tübingen and Bonn and received his Ph.D. in Theology from the University of St Andrews in Scotland. He is an accomplished academic translator, including being one of the main contributors to the new English edition of the works of the German theologian and pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer.
Dr. Krauss has served as President of the South Coast Interfaith Council as well as Harbor Interfaith Services. He is a recipient of the ‘Interfaith Courage Award’ by the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the United States Congress, as well as the ‘Interfaith Unity Award’ by the South Coast Interfaith Council.