Board of Advisors and Board of Reviewers


The Journal of Interreligious Studies™ is pleased to have as advisers and reviewers the members of its Board of Advisors and Board of Reviewers. Among them are non-profit leaders, experts in theology, and researchers who have demonstrated that interreligious studies is truly a discipline of its own.

The following are members of both the Board of Advisors and the Board of Reviewers:

Jennifer Peace
Visiting Associate Professor of Religious Pluralism, Harvard Divinity School
Coordinating Editor

Justus Baird
Auburn Theological Seminary

Thomas Cattoi
Associate Professor of Christology and Cultures
Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University

Leah Weiss Ekstrom
Foundation for Active Compassion

Nancy Fuchs Kreimer
Director, Department of Multifaith Studies and Initiatives and Professor of Religious Studies
Reconstructionist Rabbinical College

Adam Hearlson
Assistant Professor of Preaching and Worship and the Director of Wilson Chapel
Andover Newton Theological School

Bud Heckman
Interfaith Funders Group

Robert A. Hunt
Director, Global Theological Education
Professor of Christian Mission and Interreligious Relations
Perkins School of Theology
Southern Methodist University

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

Sheryl A. Kujawa-Holbrook
Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of Religion
Professor of Practical Theology and 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
University of North Dakota

Aimee Upjohn Light
Assistant Professor of Theology
Duquesne University

Christy Lohr Sapp
Associate Dean for Religious Life
Duke University

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

Stephanie Varnon-Hughes
Director of Cross-Cultural & Interfaith Programs
Claremont Lincoln University

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

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

Madhuri M. Yadlapati
Instructor of Religion
Louisiana State University

Homayra Ziad
Scholar of Islam
Institute for Islamic, Christian, and Jewish Studies

Our peer reviewers include the following Board members:

Akintunde E. Akinade
Professor of Theology
School of Foreign Service in Qatar, Georgetown University

Kemal Argon
Specialist on Islam in the Modern World
Contributor to the Huffington Post

Y. Alp Aslandogan
Executive Director
Alliance for Shared Values

Alan Brill
Cooperman/Ross Endowed Chair for Jewish-Christian Studies
Seton Hall University

Tarunjit Singh Butalia
Founding Trustee
Sikh Council for Interfaith Relations
Research Associate Professor, Department of Civil, Environmental and Geodetic Engineering
Ohio State University

Margaret Chan
Asssociate Professor of Theatre/Performance Studies (Practice)
Singapore Management University

Joan DeArtemis
Consecrated Priestess
Western Mystery Tradition

Marianne Farina
Professor of Philosophy and Theology
Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology

Reuven Firestone
Regenstein Professor in Medieval Judaism and Islam
Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Los Angeles

Fatimah Husein
Professor of Islamic Philosophy
State Islamic University of Yogyakarta

Timothy Light
Professor Emeritus of Chinese Religions
Western Michigan University

Greg Martin

Zarina Nalla

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

Jon Pahl
Peter Paul and Elizabeth Hagan Professor in the History of Christianity
The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia

Shanta Premawardhana
SCUPE (Seminary Consortium for Urban Pastoral Education)

Monica M. Ringer
Professor of History and Asian Languages & Civilizations
Chair of Asian Languages and Civilizations
Amherst College

Munir A. Shaikh
Director of Academic Affairs and Planning
Claremont School of Theology

Executive Director
Institute on Religion and Civic Values

Deepak Shimkhada
Adjunct Professor, Hindu Studies
Claremont School of Theology
Adjunct Instructor, Art History
Chaffey College

Robert Stockman
Wilmette Institute for Baha'i Studies

Swami Tyagananda
Hindu Chaplain
Harvard University
Resident Teacher
Ramakrishna Vedanta Society of Boston

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

Amos Yong
Professor of Theology & Mission
Fuller Theological Seminary

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

Reginald Broadnax
Advisor, Religious Studies
Clinton College

Burhan Erdem

David Gray
Senior Fellow
New America

Barry Harrison
Managing Partner
Resolve Digital

Yahya Hendi
Muslim Chaplain (first full-time Muslim chaplain at a university in the United States)
Georgetown University

Founder and President
Clergy Beyond Borders

Edward Kessler
Founder and Director

The Woolf Institute
Fellow, St. Edmund's College
University of Cambridge

Eboo Patel
Founder and President
Interfaith Youth Core

Martin Ramstedt
Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology

Varun Soni
Dean of Religious Life
University of Southern California

Paul Sorrentino
Director of Religious and Spiritual Life
Amherst College

Siti Syamsiyatun
Indonesian Consortium for Religious Studies

Sayyid M. Syeed
National Director, Office of Interfaith and Community Alliances
Islamic Society of North America

Matthew C. Weiner
Associate Dean of Religious Life
Princeton University

Barney Zwartz
Senior Fellow
Centre for Public Christianity