Professor Braxton earned a bachelor's degree in religion and political science from Wittenberg University in 1986. He went on to earn a master's degree (divinity) in 1987 and a doctorate in Ethics and Society in 1993, both from the University of Chicago.
Braxton has taught at DePaul University, Indiana University East, St. Norbert College, the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, and Capital University.
Braxton writes and publishes in the field of Religion and Science. He also conducts research in religion and informaton technology.
He is a member of the American Academy of Religion, Institute for Religion in the Age of Science, the Society of Christian Ethics, and the Midatlantic International Academy of Religion, and the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion.
He is married to Sarah Braxton. They have three children, Samuel, Theodore, and Grace.