Dr. Preston Jones is a professor of history at John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Arkansas. He received his PhD at the University of Ottawa in 1999. His dissertation explored the relationship of the Bible to Canadian Culture in the late 19 th century. He has received several awards, including a Fulbright Scholarship for study in Canada and a fellowship with the Pew Program in Religion and American History. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1986 to 1990. Because of his interest in seeing the U.S. military end its involvement with the Southeast Asian brothel industry, he served on the advisory board of ECPAT-USA, an international organization devoted to combating child prostitution. Dr. Jones has run 22 marathons.