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 email
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

Steven C. Edwards
Executive Director, Institute of Politics, University of Chicago

James Foorman email
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 

Scott D. Nielsen (AM ’88, PhD ’02)
Managing Director of Advocacy, Arabella Advisors​

Adrian Talbott
Director of Research Initiatives and Development, Office of Civic Engagement, University of Chicago

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

D. Dale Walker email
Director of Development, The Divinity School

Laurie Zoloth email
Dean and Margaret E. Burton Professor of Religion, The Divinity School