Advisory Board

W. Clark Gilpin

Margaret E. Burton Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of the History of Christianity and Theology in the Divinity School, The University of Chicago

Clark Gilpin is a historian of Christianity who studies the cultural history of theology in England and America since the seventeenth century.


Ingrid Mattson

Dr. Ingrid Mattson is the London and Windsor Community Chair in Islamic Studies at Huron University College at the University of Western Ontario in London, Canada. Formerly, she was professor of Islamic Studies, founder of the Islamic Chaplaincy Program and director of the Macdonald Center for Islamic Studies and Christian-Muslim Relations at Hartford Seminary in Hartford, CT. She earned her Ph.D. in Islamic Studies from the University of Chicago in 1999.


Steven Meredith

Professor, Department of Pathology, Neurology, Biological Sciences Collegiate Division, and New Collegiate Division, The University of Chicago

Stephen C. Meredith works on the biophysics of protein structure, concentrating on amyloid proteins associated with neurodegenerative diseases. His current interests center on the impact of biotechnology and the genetic revolution on the definition of human nature. His main theological interest is in the problem of evil.


Richard Rosengarten

Associate Professor of Religion and Literature in the Divinity School, The University of Chicago

Richard Rosengarten's scholarship is at the intersection of religion and literature, where he pursues interests in genres of narrative, in hermeneutics, literary theory, and aesthetics, and in the development of religious thought.  He served as Dean of the Divinity School from 2000 to 2010.


William Schweiker

Edward L. Ryerson Distinguished Service Professor of Theological Ethics in the Divinity School, The University of Chicago

William Schweiker’s scholarship and teaching engage theological and ethical questions attentive to global dynamics, comparative religious ethics, the history of ethics, and hermeneutical philosophy.


Mark Siegler

Lindy Bergman Distinguished Service Professor and founding Director, MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics, The University of Chicago

Mark Siegler is one of the pioneers of clinical ethics and has written widely about the doctor-patient relationship, informed consent, end-of-life care, and guidelines for medical decision making in the face of conflict between patients’ and physicians’ moral convictions.


Don Browning (In memory)

Alexander Campbell Professor Emeritus of Religious Ethics and the Social Sciences, University of Chicago

Don Browning’s scholarship engaged the relation of religious thought to the social sciences, specifically the way theological ethics may employ sociology, psychology, and the social scientific study of religion. We remember him with great gratitude for his friendship, his constant encouragement, and his invaluable constructive input into this program. We aspire to the rigorous scholarship and charity to all of one’s colleagues that Don Browning embodied.