Alumni Council

The Divinity School Alumni Council is a volunteer group of alumni who provide the Dean with input from their perspectives as graduates now engaged in a range of professions.

Current members (April, 2014)


Benjamin Dueholm, MDiv’07
Interim Associate Minister, Messiah Lutheran Church, Wauconda, IL


William George, PhD '90William George, PhD’90
Professor of Theology, Dominican University






John Holt, PhD’77
William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of the Humanities, Bowdoin College


Sanhya JhaSandhya Jha, MDiv’05, MPP’05
Director, Oakland Peace Center; Director of Interfaith Programs, East Bay Housing Organizations





Pamela Jones, MDiv’97, PhD’10
Assistant Professor of Religion, Central Michigan University


Ralph Keen, PhD’90
Professor of History and Arthur J. Schmitt Foundation Chair in Catholic Studies, University of Illinois Chicago


Michael KesslerMichael Kessler, AM’97, PhD’03
Associate Director, Berkeley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs, and Visiting Assistant Professor of Government, Georgetown University; Adjunct Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center


Laura LieberLaura Lieber, PhD’03
Associate Professor of Religion, Duke University




Victoria Ries, AM’75, PhD’83
Leader of the Parish, St. Catherine of Siena Church, Seattle


Claire RothschildClare Rothschild, PhD’03
Assistant Professor of Theology, Lewis University





Carry SparksGarry Sparks, MDiv’04, PhD’11
Effectve August 2014, Assistant Professor, Religious Studies, George Mason University