Marty Center 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

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

Josh Feigelson email
Dean of Students in the Divinity School

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​

Willemien Otten email
Professor of Theology and the History of Christianity and Director of the Martin Marty Center

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 of the Divinity School