D.J. Grothe

JREF — Los Angeles, CA

D.J. Grothe is President of the James Randi Educational Foundation, a not-for-profit organization that aims to promote critical thinking by reaching out to the public and media with reliable information about paranormal and supernatural ideas that are so widespread in our society today.

Prior to joining JREF, D.J. served as Vice President and Director of Outreach Programs for the Center for Inquiry and director of CFI On Campus, the secular, pro-science alternative to organizations such as Campus Crusade for Christ and fringe-science and paranormal movements.

Mr. Grothe lectures and debates widely throughout North America on topics surrounding science and central beliefs. He hosts the weekly radio show and podcast For Good Reason, an interview show featuring the world's thought leaders in discussion about the implications of the scientific outlook for society's most cherished convictions. He previously hosted over 200 episodes of the popular interview program Point of Inquiry, which he and his partner Thomas Donnelly created in 2005. A "mind-reader" and magician, Grothe studies the processes of deception and self-deception.

D.J. can be reached via email.