Advisory Board

The Advisory Board for the Martin Marty Center is composed of citizens representing fields including law, ministry, the arts, and journalism and works in consultation with the faculty of the Center to provide programming oriented towards the intersection of religion and public life.

Scott C. Alexander email
Associate Professor of Islamic Studies and Director, Catholic-Muslim Studies at Catholic Theological Union


Douglas E. Anderson email
Professor of Neurological Surgery, Loyola University Medical Center 


Jeanne Bishop
Attorney, Office of the Cook County Public Defender; adjunct professor of law at Northwestern University School of Law


Frank Burch Brown 
Frederick Doyle Kershner Professor of Religion and the Arts at Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis

Joel A. Brown
Managing Editor, Religion and Culture Web Forum


John Buchanan
Retired Minister, Fourth Presbyterian Church


Brett Colasacco email
Managing Editor,  Sightings


Wendy Doniger email
Mircea Eliade Distinguished Service Professor of the History of Religions; Director of the Marty Center


James Foorman
General Counsel, Guggenheim Capital


Gretchen Helfrich 
Attorney, Loevy & Loevy


Martin E. Marty 
The Fairfax M. Cone Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of the History of Modern Christianity, The Divinity School 


Teresa Hord Owens email 
Dean of Students, The Divinity School 


Richard A. Rosengarten email
Dean and Associate Professor of Religion and Literature, The Divinity School


Cristina L. H. Traina email
Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Religion, Northwestern University  


Dale Walker email
Director of Development, The Divinity School