Rich Knopp is the Executive Director of Room For Doubt and Professor Emeritus of Philosophy & Christian Apologetics at Lincoln Christian University where he taught for 39 years. He produces content for the R4D website and mobile app; offers multimedia presentations for churches, conferences, conventions, colleges, and Christian camps; and provides online video-based educational resources. From 2000-2022, Rich was the Director of Worldview Eyes, a program funded by over $1,000,000 from the Lilly Endowment to help high school youth understand and live a Christian worldview. He also serves on the board for the Christian Campus Foundation, a campus ministry at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign.
He has delivered presentations at a variety of academic conferences, including The Stone-Campbell Journal Conference, National and Midwest meetings of the Evangelical Theological and Philosophical Society, the Wheaton Theology Conference, and the Center for Research in Science at Azusa Pacific University.
His multimedia presentations have been given in many church and parachurch events, including Christ in Youth conferences; state Christian teen conventions; Church Leader conferences; Christian camps in Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, West Virginia, and Oregon; the Christian Camp Leaders conference; the Association of College Ministries; the Michigan Christian Convention; Lincoln Christian University; Manhattan Christian College; Maritime Christian College; St. Louis Christian College; the North American Christian Convention; and the International Conference on Missions. His presentations have been attended by over 80,000 youth and adults in 22 states, Canada, and China.
Dr. Knopp’s education was completed at St. Louis Christian College (BA in Christian Ministry), Lincoln Christian Seminary (MDiv in Philosophy & Theology), Southern Illinois University at Carbondale (MA in Philosophy), and the University of Illinois at Champaign (PhD in Philosophy).