Board of Scholars and Practitioners

The Journal of Inter-Religious Studies™ is pleased to have as advisers and reviewers the members of its Board of Scholars and Practitioners. Among them are non-profit leaders, experts in theology, and researchers who have demonstrated that inter-religious studies is truly a discipline of its own.

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The three Co-Directors of CIRCLE (the Center for Inter-Religious and Communal Leadership Education) serve as primary advisers for the Journal of Inter-Religious Studies:

Jennifer Peace
Assistant Professor of Interfaith Studies
Andover Newton Theological School

Or Rose
Director, Center for Global Judaism
Hebrew College

Celene Ayat Lizzio
Faculty Associate, Center for the Study of Jewish-Christian-Muslim Relations
Merrimack College

In an advisory and review capacity, we are grateful for the leadership of the following Board members:

Justus Baird
Director of the Center for Multifaith Education
Auburn Theological Seminary

Thomas Cattoi
Assistant Professor of Christology and Cultures
Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley/Graduate Theological Union

Leah Weiss Ekstrom
co-Founder
Foundation for Active Compassion

Nancy Fuchs-Kreimer
Director of the Religious Studies Department
Reconstructionist Rabbinical College

Bud Heckman
Executive Director
Religions for Peace -- USA

Robert Hunt
Director of Global Theological Education
Perkins School of Theology
Southern Methodist University

John Kampen
Van Board Dunn Professor of Biblical Interpretation
Methodist Theological School in Ohio

Sheryl Kujawa-Holbrook
Professor of Religious Education
Claremont School of Theology

Kristin Johnston Largen
Editor, Dialog: A Journal of Theology
Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology
Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg

David Lawrence
Professor of Hinduism
Chair of Religion and Philosophy
University of North Dakota

Aimee Upjohn Light
Assistant Professor
Duquesne University

Christy Lohr
Associate Dean for Religious Life
Duke University

Joshua M. Z. Stanton
Assistant Rabbi
Congregation B'Nai Jeshurun -- Short Hills, New Jersey

J. Abraham Velez de Cea
Associate Professor of Asian Philosophy and Religions
Eastern Kentucky University

Burton Visotzky
Appleman Professor of Midrash and Interreligious Studies
Jewish Theological Seminary

Madhuri Yadlapati
Instructor of Religion
Louisiana State University

Homayra Ziad
Assistant Professor of Religion
Trinity College, Hartford, CT

Our peer reviewers include the following Board members:

Akintunde Akinade
Professor of Theology
Georgetown University
School of Foreign Service-Qatar

Kemal Argon
Specialist in Islam
Hartford Seminary

Y. Alp Aslandogan
President
Institute of Interfaith Dialog

Alan Brill
Cooperman/Ross Endowed Professor in honor of Sister Rose Thering
Seton Hall University

Tarunjit Singh Butalia
Chair of Interfaith Committee
World Sikh Council - America Region

Margaret Chan
Practice Assistant Professor
School of Social Sciences
Singapore Management University

Joan DeArtemis
Consecrated Priestess
Western Mystery Tradition

Marianne Farina
Assistant Professor
Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology

Reuven Firestone
Professor of Medieval Judaism and Islam
Hebrew Union College

Fatimah Husein
Lecturer
Indonesian Consortium of Religious Studies

Timothy Light
Emeritus Professor of Chinese Religions
Western Michigan University

Greg Martin
Author; Vice President
Soka Gakkai -- USA

Zarina Nalla
Co-Founder and former Chief Operating Officer
International Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies-Malaysia

A. Rashied Omar
Research Scholar of Islamic Studies and Peacebuilding
Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies
University of Notre Dame

Jon Pahl
Professor, History of Christianity in North America
Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia

Shanta Premawardhana
Director of Interreligious Dialogue and Cooperation
World Council of Churches

Monica Ringer
Assistant Professor of History and Asian Languages and Civilizations
Amherst College

Munir Shaikh
Independent scholar of medieval Iberia and Islamic Studies
Executive Director, Institute on Religion and Civic Values

Deepak Shimkhada
Adjunct Professor, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Asian Religions
Claremont Graduate University

Robert Stockman
Director
Wilmette Institute for Baha'i Studies

Swami Tyagananda
Director, Ramakrishna Vedanta Society of Boston
Hindu Chaplain
Harvard University

Venerable Yifa
Nun, Scholar, and Writer
Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Order

Amos Yong
J. Rodman Williams Professor of Theology
Regent University

We remain grateful for the following Board Members Emeriti who served as Founding Members of our Board of Scholars and Practitioners:

Reginald Broadnax
Dean of Academic Affairs
Hood Theological Seminary

Burhan Erdem
Student Specialist in Muslim-Christian Relations
University of Houston

David Gray
Director of the Workforce and Family Program
The New America Foundation

Barry Harrison
Managing Partner
Resolve Digital

Yahya Hendi
First Full-Time Muslim Chaplain in the United States
Georgetown University

Edward Kessler
Founder and Executive Director of the Woolf Institute of Abrahamic Faiths
Fellow, St. Edmund's College
Cambridge University

Eboo Patel
Founder and Executive Director
Interfaith Youth Core

Martin Ramstedt
Senior Research Fellow
Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology

Varun Soni
Dean of Religious Life
University of Southern California

Paul Sorrentino
Director of Religious Life
Amherst College

Siti Syamsiyatun
Associate Director
Indonesian Consortium for Religious Studies

Sayyid Syeed
Director of Interfaith and Community Alliances
Islamic Society of North America

Matthew Weiner
Associate Dean of Religious Life
Princeton University

Barney Zwartz
Religion Editor, Blogger for the "Religious Write"
The Age