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

Brett Colasacco email
Managing Editor,  Sightings

Steven C. Edwards
Vice President and Chief Content Officer, WBEZ Chicago

Josh Feigelson email
Dean of Students in the Divinity School

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​

Willemien Otten email
Director of the Martin Marty Center and Professor of Theology and the History of Chrisitianity, The Divinity School

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  

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