Paul Copan (Ph.D., Philosophy, Marquette University) is a Christian theologian, analytic philosopher, apologist, and author. He is currently a professor at the Palm Beach Atlantic University (Florida) and holds the endowed Pledger Family Chair of Philosophy and Ethics.

He is the author or editor of over 40 books, including works such as Is God a Moral Monster?, Is God a Vindictive Bully?, The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Religion, The Naturalness of Theistic Belief, Creation out of Nothing, Philosophy of Religion: Classic and Contemporary Issues, A Little Book for New Philosophers, and The Kalām Cosmological Argument (a two-volume anthology). He has also contributed essays to over 50 books, both scholarly and popular, and he has authored a number of articles in professional journals.

In 2017, he was a Visiting Scholar at Oxford University. For six years, he served as president of the Evangelical Philosophical Society. He also helped establish the new M.A. in Philosophy of Religion at PBA, which will make available an undergraduate degree in Apologetics starting August 2022.

Paul is married to Jacqueline; together they have six children.