BIO: Father Robert Spitzer, S.J., was President of Gonzaga University from 1998 to July 2009.  He has authored five books, many scholarly articles, and journal pieces.  He speaks widely to national and international audiences, has started seven academic centers, and is involved in a variety of different educational, philosophical, and scientific organizations. Fr. Spitzer has had a long-standing interest in metaphysics, the ontology of physics, and their relationship to faith.  His doctoral dissertation (entitled, A Study of Objectively Real Time – Director: Paul Weiss, reprints through University Microfilms International, Ann Arbor, Michigan) is concerned with the fundamental nature and underlying conditions of temporality.  He connects this ontology of time to the special and general theories of relativity.