People

Religion and Public Life Program

STAFF and FELLOWS

Director

Elaine Howard Ecklund
Elaine Howard Ecklund

Professor of Sociology, Rice University

Staff

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Laura Achenbaum

Associate Director of Research


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Bethany Boucher

Post-Baccalaureate Fellow for Non-Profit Leadership


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Deidra Carroll Coleman

Research Project Manager


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Hayley Hemstreet

Program Manager

Postdoctoral Fellows

Graduate Student Fellows

Dan Bolger
Dan Bolger

PhD Student in Sociology, Rice University


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Jauhara Ferguson

PhD Student in Sociology, Rice University


Bradley Johnson
Bradley Johnson

PhD Student in Religion, Rice University


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Brenton Kalinowski

PhD Student in Sociology, Rice University

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Esmeralda Sanchez Salazar

PhD Student in Sociology, Rice University

Visiting Research Fellows

Non-Resident Research Fellows

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Esther Chan

Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee


Di Di
Di Di

Assistant Professor of Sociology, Santa Clara University


David R. Johnson
David R. Johnson

Assistant Professor of Higher Education Leadership, University of Nevada, Reno


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Jared Peifer

Assistant Professor of Management, Baruch College

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Pamela Prickett

Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Amsterdam


Christopher P. Scheitle
Christopher P. Scheitle

Assistant Professor of Sociology, West Virginia University


Bob Thomson
Bob Thomson

Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Alabama in Huntsville


Brandon Vaidyanathan
Brandon Vaidyanathan

Associate Professor of Sociology, The Catholic University of America

Project Co-Leaders

Denise Daniels

Professor of Management, Seattle Pacific University


David R. Johnson
David R. Johnson

Assistant Professor of Higher Education Leadership, University of Nevada, Reno


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Pamela Prickett

Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Amsterdam


Christopher P. Scheitle
Christopher P. Scheitle

Assistant Professor of Sociology, West Virginia University

Speakers

Betsy Barre

Executive Director, Teaching and Learning Collaborative, Wake Forest University


Dorothy Bass

Director, Valparaiso Project on the Education and Formation of People in Faith


Katelyn Beaty

Acquisitions Editor, Baker Publishing Group


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Elias Bongmba

Professor of Religion, Rice University

Evelyn Bush

Associate Professor of Sociology, Fordham University


Heidi Campbell

Professor of Communication, Texas A&M


Ashley Clemmer

Director of Programs and Community Engagement, Rothko Chapel


Francis Collins

Director, National Institutes of Health

Marcus D. Cosby

Senior Pastor, Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church


Sophie DAmico

Undergraduate Student, Rice University


Denise Daniels

Professor of Management, Seattle Pacific University


Korie Edwards

Associate Professor of Sociology, The Ohio State University

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Michael Emerson

Professor of Sociology, University of Illinois at Chicago


John H. Evans

Professor of Sociology, University of California San Diego


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Sean Fitzpatrick

Executive Director, The Jung Center


Steve Gross

Rabbi, Houston Congregation for Reform Judaism

Gregory Han

Director of Interfaith Relations and Education, Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston


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Lee Hsia

Campus Pastor, Houston's First Baptist Church


Alexander Johnson

Executive Pastor, Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church


Omar McRoberts

Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Chicago

Lupe Mendez

Founder, Tintero Projects


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Afshi Charania Merchant

Aga Khan Council for Southwestern United States


Eric Mingle

House Church Director, Seven Mile Road Houston


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Geoffrey Mitelman

Rabbi and Founding Director, Sinai and Synapses

Steven Morgen

Associate Rabbi, Congregation Beth Yeshurun


Richard J. Mouw

President Emeritus and Professor of Faith and Public Life, Fuller Theological Seminary


Jerry Park

Associate Professor of Sociology, Baylor University


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Jason Plotkin

Program Director, Congregation Emanu El



Matthew H. Russell

Assistant Professor and Associate Director of the Fuller Institute for Recovery Ministry, Fuller Theological Seminary


Rebecca Samuel Shah

Research Professor, Baylor University’s Institute for the Studies of Religion

Jason Shelton

Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Texas at Arlington


Manpreet K. Singh

Board Secretary, The Sikh Coalition


Felicia Wu Song

Associate Professor of Sociology, Westmont College


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Professor of Law, Thurgood Marshall School of Law

Dru Stevenson

Professor of Law, South Texas College of Law


Ruth Lopez Turley

Professor of Sociology, Rice University


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Rozella Haydee White

Owner, RHW Consulting


Jonathan Wiles

Senior Vice President of Programs, Living Water International

Janelle Wong

Professor of American Studies, University of Maryland


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Fenggang Yang

Professor of Sociology, Purdue University

Advisory Board Members

Melissa Alfaro

Pastor, Iglesia El Tabernaculo AD


Katherine Leary Alsdorf

Interim Director, Global Faith & Work Initiative, Redeemer City to City


Katelyn Beaty

Acquisitions Editor, Baker Publishing Group


Luke Bobo

Director of Resource and Curriculum Development, Made to Flourish

Jim Hackett

Partner, Riverstone Holdings LLC


David Miller

Director, Princeton University Faith & Work Initiative


Richard J. Mouw

President Emeritus and Professor of Faith and Public Life, Fuller Theological Seminary


Jerry Park

Associate Professor of Sociology, Baylor University

Alice Rhee

Managing Director, Strategic Partnerships and Growth, American Journalism Project


Mark Roberts

Executive Director, Max De Pree Center for Leadership, Fuller Theological Seminary