Julie Byrne

Associate Professor of Religion · Hofstra University

The Monsignor Thomas J. Hartman Chair in Catholic Studies at Hofstra University

Religion and Popular Culture Religion and Sports Pope Francis Independent Catholics Roman Catholics

Amir Hussain

Professor of Theological Studies · Loyola Marymount University

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Interfaith Dialogue Islam and Muslim Lives in the United States; Muslim Communities in North America Religion on Film and Television

Anthony Hatcher

Professor of Communications · Elon University

Journalist and journalism educator. I also write about religion and media.

Media History Religion and Media Newspapers Journalism History Media and Religion

Juan Garcia Torres

Postdoctoral Fellow · Loyola Marymount University

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Metaphysics Philosophy of Religion Early Modern Philosophy

Greg Garrett, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of English · Baylor University

Popular theologian and cultural critic, exploring the intersections between film and popular culture, literature, religion, and politics.

Public Speaking Media Resource Creative Writing Religion and Culture Popular Culture and Society

Nora Rubel

Jane and Alan Batkin Professor of Jewish Studies · University of Rochester

Rubel is an expert in Jewish studies, as well as Jewish food and holidays

American Religions, Race and Ethnicity Jewish Holidays Jewish American Immigration Judaism Black Jewish Studies

Jeff Levin, Ph.D.

University Professor of Epidemiology and Population Health · Baylor University

Dr. Levin’s current research and writing are focused on the historical and contemporary intersections of faith and medicine.

Social and Epidemiologic Research on Judaism and Population health Theories of Healing and the Work of Healers Role of Faith-Based Initiatives in Public Health and Healthcare Policy Religion and Health Judaism and Population Health

Brett Grainger, ThD

Assistant Professor of Theology and Religious Studies | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences · Villanova University

Brett Grainger, ThD, researches the changing face of modern spirituality in America and how various religions view the natural world.

Religion and Nature Modern Spirituality American Religious History History of Christianity Evangelicalism

Christian Miller

A. C. Reid Professor of Philosophy · Wake Forest University

Miller is an expert on the study of character and ethics.

Ethics Character Honesty Compassion Virtue

Sanjay V. Kumar

Senior Lecturer, Theological Studies · Loyola Marymount University

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Hinduism & Religions of India Science & Religion Happiness Studies Quantum Theory & Consciousness Studies Social Neuroscience

Vern Bengtson

University Professor Emeritus Research Professor of Social Work Edward R. Roybal Institute on Aging · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Gerontology expert, focusing on the sociology of aging

Gerontology Theories of Aging Sociology of Aging Familial Sociology Religion

Vincent Lloyd, PhD

Associate Professor of Theology and Religious Studies | College of Liberal Arts and Studies · Villanova University

Vincent Lloyd, PhD, researches issues and trends related to religion in politics and race, and how these areas affect social change.

Religion The Role of Religion in Racial Justice Organizing Religion in Politics and Race Religion in Mass Incarceration Religious Ideas of Crime and Punishment

Frank Ravitch

Professor of law and the Walter H. Stowers Chair of Law and Religion · Michigan State University

An expert in law and religion, including the U.S. Supreme Court and religion, U.S. constitutional law, and Japanese constitutional law

First Amendment Religious Freedom Constitutional Law Law and Religion Religion and Law

Kris Phillips

Assistant Professor of Philosophy · Southern Utah University

Specializing in epistemology, metaphysics, individual variation, and the philosophy of religion, mind, dance, and education

Pre-College Philosophy History of Modern Philosophy Logic Individual Variation Philosophy of Mind

Eli Berman

Professor of Economics · UC San Diego

Eli Berman is known for applying rational choice analysis to the behavior of radical religious groups.

Applied Econometrics Labor Demand and Technological Change Economics of Religion and Demography Development and Conflict Labor Economics

Holly Oxhandler, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development, Assistant Professor, Diana R. Garland School of Social Work · Baylor University

Oxhandler studies how to ethically & effectively assess and discuss clients’ religion/spirituality within health and mental health treatment

Religion and Spirituality in Clinical Practice Evidence-Based Practice Process Scale Development Mental Health (primarily Anxiety and Depression) Mentoring and Professional Development

Christopher Key Chapple

Doshi Professor of Indic and Comparative Theology, and Director, Master of Arts in Yoga Studies · Loyola Marymount University

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Sanskrit Literature Samkhya Philosophy Yoga Jainism Buddhism

Adam Frank

Professor of Physics and Astronomy · University of Rochester

Frank is a leading expert on how stars form and how they die, as well as civilizations before humans

Science and Religion Civilizations and climate change Theoretical Astrophysics Physics and Astronomy Evolution of Stars and Planets

Ilia Delio, OSF, PhD

Josephine C. Connelly Endowed Chair in Theology| College of Liberal Arts and Sciences · Villanova University

Sister Ilia Delio, OSF, PhD, works to find a new unity and synthesis in science and religion.

Theology Neuroscience Artificial Intelligence and Becoming Culture and Religion Catholicity

David Smilde

Charles A. and Leo M. Favrot Professor of Human Relations and and Senior Associate Fellow at CIPR · Tulane University

David Smilde is an expert in the sociology of culture, sociology of religion, social movements, political sociology and Latin America.

Human Rights Social Movements Sociology of Culture Sociology of Religion Political Sociology

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