Rick Ifland is the president and co-founder of Barna Global, a research and communications company that serves Christian ministries and leaders around the world. Barna Global helps leaders to understand cultural, spiritual and technological trends and to wrestle with the implications of those shifts.
Rick is currently working on a book exploring how people find purpose and thrive in a global culture with diminished hierarchy and moral structures of authority, positing that biblical principles are timeless and true even in the midst of change.
In addition to his work at Barna Global, Rick also chairs the Economics and Business department at Westmont College, where he is also the founding director of the Eaton Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. He has led non-governmental organizations that have developed HIV/AIDS prevention initiatives throughout Africa and in assisted women and the rural poor participate in society throughout the Middle East, for which he was awarded a Doctor of Science (honoris causa).
Rick earned a Master’s degree in International Law from Oxford University, an MBA from the Gatton School of Business at the University of Kentucky, and an undergraduate degree in Economics and Business from Westmont College.