Religion in the News  Current Staff

   
 

 

 

Mark Silk is editor of the magazine and founding director of the Center. He is also professor of religion in public life at Trinity College. He joined the Center in 1996 from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, where he worked for nine years as a reporter, editorial writer, and columnist. Silk holds a bachelorís degree and a doctorate from Harvard University. He is the author of Spiritual Politics: Religion and America Since World War II (1988) and Unsecular Media: Making News of Religion in America (1995).

Mark Silk's c.v.          Religion in the News articles by Mark Silk.

 

 
 

 

 

Andrew Walsh is managing editor of the magazine and visiting assistant professor of religion at Trinity. He holds degrees from Trinity, Yale Divinity School, and Harvard University, where he received a doctorate in the history of American civilization in 1996. Walsh worked on the Hartford Courant for six years, serving as a reporter, bureau chief, and religion writer.

Andrew Walsh's c.v.                Religion in the News articles by Andrew Walsh.

 

 

 

Christine McCarthy McMorris is associate editor of Religion in the News. In addition to her work at the Center, she is a freelance writer and editor who has worked for Connecticut Public Television and American Playhouse. She holds a degree in French from Trinity College and an M.F.A. from Columbia Universityís School of the Artsí Film Division.    

Religion in the News articles by Christine McCarthy McMorris.

 

Editorial Assistants:

Fiona Brennan, an art history and public policy and law major from Irvington, New York, is a member of the Class of 2015.

Darren Bruno, a public policy and law major from Bristol, Connecticut, is a member of the Class of 2015.

Samuel Dunbar Livingston, a double major in public policy and law and classics is a member of the Class of 2014 from Nahant, Massachusetts.
Religion in the News articles by Sam Livingston.

 

Religion in the News, Former Staff 

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Sue Day was assistant and office manager for the Center, and editorial associate on Religion in the News, from 1996-2001.  A former elementary school teacher, she holds a B.S. and an M.Ed. from Cornell University.  In addition, she has been a volunteer leader in education, religious and community organizations, the Junior League, and for Cornell, which awarded her the Frank H. T. Rhodes Award, its highest honor for alumni volunteers.  Sue retired in the summer of 2001, and will be greatly missed by colleagues and friends at the Center and Trinity College.

 

 

 

 David W. Machacek was associate and contributing editor of Religion in the News and resident fellow at the Greenberg Center from 2003-05, he is associate director of Humanity in Action, a New York based non-profit that sponsors international human rights education programs, and visiting assistant professor of public policy at Trinity College. He holds a Ph.D. in religious studies from the University of California at Santa Barbara. He is co-author of Soka Gakkai in America: Accommodation and Conversion (1999) and Religion on Trial: How Supreme Court Trends Threaten the Freedom of Conscience in America (2004)  
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Dennis Hoover was associate editor of Religion in the News and resident fellow/program associate at the Center from August 1999 to December 2002. In January 2003 he became Executive Director of the Council on Faith & International Affairs. CFIA is an initiative of the Institute for Global Engagement.  Hoover earned his graduate degrees, M.Phil. Politics (1992) and D.Phil. Politics (1997), from the University of Oxford, U.K. In his scholarship Hoover has worked to develop comparative perspectives on American public life, with a focus on religion and politics. His doctoral thesis explores religion, political mobilization, and American exceptionalism through a comparative case study of the United States and Canada since the 1960s. 
Dennis Hoover's c.v.  Religion in the News articles by Dennis Hoover.

 

Anthony Burke Smith was associate editor of Religion in the News and program associate at the Center in 1998 and 1999. He holds degrees from Boston College and the University of Minnesota, where he received a doctorate in American Studies in 1995. In September of 1999 he became assistant professor of religion at the University of Dayton.

 

Former Undergraduate Editorial Assistants of Religion in the News

Colin Adams was an editorial assistant on Religion in the News from fall 2007 semester through spring 2008. A member of Trinity College's Class of 2008 from Haddonfield, New Jersey, he majored with honors in German and religion. Religion in the News articles by Colin Adams.

Andrew Chase Baker was an editorial assistant on Religion in the News from fall semester 2001 through summer 2003. A member of Trinity College's Class of 2003 from Amherst, New Hampshire, he was graduated with honors in general scholarship, religion and English. Religion in the News articles by Andrew Baker.

Thea Button, a religion major and a member of the Class of 2011 from New York City, worked as an editorial assistant on Religion in the News in the fall semester of 2008. Religion in the News articles by Thea Button.

Rachel Claflin was an editorial assistant on Religion in the News  in 2004 and 2005. A member of Trinity College's Class of 2005 from Seattle, Washington, she majored in religion. Religion in the News articles by Rachel Claflin.

John Cosgriff was an editorial assistant on Religion in the News in 2007. A member of Trinity College's Class of 2007 from Springfield, Massachusetts, he majored in English. Religion in the News articles by John Cosgriff.

Michael Evans was an editorial assistant on Religion in the News and an intern at the Center in 2003. A member of Trinity College's Class of 2003 from Worcester, Massachusetts, he majored in history. Religion in the News articles by Michael Evans.

Rebecca Fowler was an editorial assistant on Religion in the News in the fall and spring semesters of 2004/05. A member of Trinity College's Class of 2005 from Los Angeles, California, she majored in religion. Religion in the News articles by Rebecca Fowler.

Alexander Gordon was an editorial assistant on Religion in the News in the summer of 2002 and the summer of 2005. A member of Trinity College's Class of 2005 from Farmington, Connecticut. Religion in the News articles by  Alex  Gordon.

Thomas Hambrick-Stowe was an editorial assistant on Religion in the News from 2000 to 2001. A member of Trinity's Class of 2001 from Lancaster, PA, he was a religion major. Religion in the News articles by Tom Hambrick-Stowe.

Christian Jacobson was an editorial assistant on Religion in the News in 1998. Jacobson, a member of Trinity's Class of 1998, was a religion major. 

Brendan Kelly, a member of the Trinity College Class of 2010 from Milton, Massachusetts, was an editorial assistant. Religion in the News articles by Brendan Kelly.

Ian Lang was an editorial assistant on Religion in the News in 1999. A member of Trinity's Class of 1999, he was a religion major.

Leslie Miller-Dancy, a member of Trinity's Class of 2009 from Kansas City,was an editorial assistant on Religion in the News from Fall 2006 to Spring 2007. Religion in the News articles by Leslie Miller-Dancy.

Amory C. Minot, a member of the Trinity College Class of 2009 from Newton, Mass, was a law and public policy major. Religion in the News articles by Amory Minot.

Michael E. Naperstak was an editorial assistant on Religion in the News and an intern at the Center from 2001 to 2002. A member of Trinity College's Class of 2002 from Lunenburg, Massachusetts, he majored in religion, Asian studies, and philosophy. Religion in the News articles by Mike Naparstek. 

William Piotrowski was an editorial assistant on Religion in the News and an intern at the Center from 1999 to 2001. A member of Trinity's Class of 2001 from East Hartford, CT, he was an English major. Religion in the News articles by Bill Piotrowski.

Mark Rasmussen was an editorial assistant on Religion in the News in the fall semester of 2008. A religion major, Rasmussen was a member of Trinity Collegeís Class of 2009 from London, England.

J. Ashe Reardon was an editorial assistant on Religion in the News and an intern at the Center. A member of Trinity College's Class of 2002 from New York City, he majored in political science. Religion in the News articles by Ashe Reardon. 

Terry Rifkin was an editorial assistant on Religion in the News in 1998. Rifkin, a member of Trinity's Class of 1998, majored in international studies and Jewish studies.

Adam Rothstein was an editorial assistant in the summer of 2003. A member of the Grinnell College's Class of 2005, he was a religious studies major with a concentration in gender and women's studies. Religion in the News articles by Adam Rothstein.

Dorothy M. Thompson was an editorial assistant in the fall semester of 2006, and is a member of Trinity College's Class 2012 from Bolton, Connecticut. Religion in the News articles by Dorothy Thompson.

Lisa San Pascual was an editorial assistant on Religion in the News in the fall and spring semesters of 2003-2004, and in  the fall semester of 2004. She is a member of Trinity College's Class of 2006 from Brightwaters, New York. Religion in the News articles by Lisa San Pascual.

Alexander Salvato was an editorial assistant 2010-11 from Bedford Hills, New York. A member of Trinity College's Class of 2011, he was a President's Fellow in religion . Religion in the News articles by Alexander Salvato. 

Tyler A. Seeger was an editorial assistant in the fall and spring semesters of 2007-2008.. A member of Trinity College's Class of 2008 from Westfield, New Jersey, he majored in history.

Alexis Schweizer was an editorial assistant in the summer of 2004. A member of Trinity College's Class of 2005 from Utica, New York, she majored in religion. Religion in the News articles by Alexis Schweizer.

David A. Stricoff was an editorial assistant of Religion in the News in 2005-6. A member of Trinity College's class from Newton, Massachusetts, he majored in history and religion. Religion in the News articles by David Stricoff..

Reid Vineis was an editorial assistant of Religion in the News in 2007-08. A member of Trinity College's class of 2010 from Columbus, Ohio, he majored in political science. Religion in the News articles by Reid Vineis.

David Weiner was an editorial assistant in 1998. A member of Trinity's Class of 1998, Weiner majored in public policy.

 

Media Program Advisory Board

    Andrew Heyward, President CBS News

    Robert Kaiser, Associate Editor, The Washington Post

    Bill Kovach, Former Curator of the Nieman Foundation at Harvard University