Arri is a Professor of Pedagogy in Biology, the Institute of Liberal Arts, and the Center for Ethics at Emory University in Atlanta. He teaches, writes, and does research in science, science education, bioethics, and science and religion. Arri earned his PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Washington in 1990 and has been at Emory ever since.
As he developed and taught a novel honors course in introductory biology for over a decade, Arri realized to truly teach science effectively, we must engage it in the broad context. This set him on a path toward integrating broad life issues into all his teaching. He established the Emory College Program in Science & Society in 1999, through which he has initiated many projects. Arri has been a leader in the Emory-Tibet Science Initiative since its inception in 2005. See his and Yungdrung Konchok’s newly released book on this landmark project, The Enlightened Gene: Biology, Buddhism, and the Convergence that Explains the World (University Press of New England, ForeEdge Imprint, 2017).