J. Jioni Palmer
Sr. Director: Comms & External Affairs
Sean Sands, MBA
Chief of Staff
Ian Huff
Research Associate
Diana Orc├ęs, Ph.D.
Research Associate
David Tigabu
Digital Media Associate
Douglas Keith Barclay
Editorial Content Associate
Jordun Lawrence
Sr. External Affairs Associate
Brianna Tucker
Editorial Associate
Molly Igoe
Communications & External Affairs Assistant

Melissa Deckman, Ph.D. (Chair) Louis L. Goldstein Professor of Public Affairs Chair, Political Science Department, Washington College

Terry Connelly, JD (Vice-Chair) Dean Emeritus, Ageno School of Business, Golden Gate University

Rev. Dr. Nathan C. Walker (Secretary/Treasurer) Executive Director, 1791 Delegates

Alan I. Abramowitz, Ph.D. Alben W. Barkley Chair in Political Science, Emory University

Paul A. Djupe, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Political Science, Denison University Co-editor, Politics & Religion

Robert P. Jones, Ph.D. CEO, Public Religion Research Institute Co-chair, National Steering Committee, Religion and Politics Section, American Academy of Religion

Vipin Sahijwani President & CEO, Lynx Investment Advisory Former President of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Society of Washington, D.C.


Melissa Deckman
Washington College
Paul Djupe
Denison University
Engy Abdelkader
Attorney and Lecturer, International Human Rights, Rutgers University
Ruth Braunstein
Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Connecticut and Visiting Fellow, Princeton University Center for the Study of Religion
Andra Gillespie
Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and Director of James Weldon Johnson Institute
Zareena Grewal
Associate Professor of American Studies, Religious Studies, Anthropology, and Ethnicity, Race, and Migration at Yale University
Andrew R. Lewis
Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Cincinnati
Eric L. McDaniel
Associate Professor Department of Government, Faculty Research Associate Population Research Center, and Faculty Fellow Institute for Urban Policy Research and Analysis at the University of Texas
Jenna Reinbold
Associate Professor of Religion at Colgate University
Rebecca Todd Peters
Professor of Religious Studies and Director of the Poverty and Social Justice Program at Elon University
Stella M. Rouse
Associate Professor in the Department of Government and Politics, Director of the Center for Democracy and Civic Engagement, and Associate Director of the University of Maryland Critical Issues Poll at the University of Maryland
Janelle Wong
Professor of American Studies at the University of Maryland
Grace Yukich
Associate Professor of Sociology at Quinnipiac University