Kimon Sargeant is responsible for developing new research initiatives that apply the tools of anthropology, sociology, political science, and other disciplines to moral and spiritual concepts such as generosity, purpose, gratitude, and forgiveness. Prior to joining the Foundation, Dr. Sargeant was director for research and programs in the human sciences at the Metanexus Institute. Dr. Sargeant also served as a program officer at The Pew Charitable Trusts, where he was responsible for a $20 million portfolio in the area of religion and public life.
Dr. Sargeant received his B.A. in history from Yale University and his doctorate in sociology from the University of Virginia. He is the author of Seeker Churches: Promoting Traditional Religion in a Nontraditional Way (2000).