Advisory Board 


Carol Dahir, Ed.D.

Professor, School of Education, New York Institute of Technology

H.E. Narinder Kakar

The Permanent Observer of the University for Peace (UNPEACE) to the United Nations,

Leonard Petlakh
, Executive Director of Kings Bay Y, Brooklyn, NY

Anthony Bartlett,

Founder of Wood Hath Hope, Syracuse, NY

Nathan R. Kollar, Ph.D.

Professor, Chair of Hickey Center for Interfaith Studies and Dialogue at Nazareth College, NY

Muhammad Shafiq

Professor, Exec. Director in Hickey Center for Dialogue and Interfaith Studies, Nazareth College, Rochester, NY



Maud Dahme

Former President, NJ State Board of Education

Alfred Koeppe

President and CEO, Newark Alliance

William Jay Roseman

Mayor of Carlstadt, New Jersey

John R. Smith

Director – Corporate Responsibility, PSEG

Ms. Joan Verplanck

President, New Jersey Chamber of Commerce

Rev. Jacqueline Burgess

Vice President, NJ Council of Churches

Ahmet Kurucan, Ph.D.

Author, Writer and Columnist at Zaman Daily Newspaper

Most Rev. Arthur Serratelli

Bishop, RC Diocese of Paterson, New Jersey

Maxine Clark Beach, Ph.D.

Dean of School of Theology and Vice President, Drew University

Rabbi Jack Bemporad

Director, Center for Interreligious Understanding

Patrick Brannigan

Executive Director, NJ Catholic Conference

Robert Morris

Executive Director, Interweave Inc.



David T. Ives

Executive Director, Albert Schweitzer Institute, Quinnipiac University, CT

Fr. Anthony Ciorra, Ph.D.

Asst. VP for Mission & Catholic Identity at Sacred Heart University, CT

Mohammad Elahee, Ph.D.

Chairperson of International Business, Quinnipiac University, CT

Robert Engle, Ph.D.

Chair of Intl. Business Department, Business School Quinnipiac University, CT

Frederick Streets

Pastor, Dixwell Avenue United Church of Christ, CT

Lisa Hahneman

Pastor, Church of the Holy Spirit, CT

Herb Brockman

Rabbi, Congregation Mishkan Israel, CT

Jim Carl, Ph.D.

Dean of College of Education, Sacred Heart University, CT

Ron Coderre,

President, RPC Associates, CT



Walter Wagner, Ph.D.

Adjunct Faculty Member, Moravian Theological Seminary

Joseph M. Stoutzenberger, Ph.D.

Professor, Religious Studies, Holy Family University, PA

Leonard G. Soroka, Ph.D.

Former Dean of the School of Education, Holy Family University, PA

Linda L. Lawmers, Ph.D.

Former Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost West Chester University, PA

Vincent A. McCarthy, Ph.D.

Professor, Philosophy, St. Joseph’s University, PA

Malcolm Byrd, Ph.D.

Interim Director of Philadelphia Mayor’s Office of Faith Based Initiatives, PA

William Madges, Ph.D.

Professor, Historical Theology, St. Joseph’s University, College of Arts and Sciences, PA

Lowell Gustafson, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Political Science, Villanova University, PA

Michael W. Zuckerman, Ph.D.

Professor of History Emeritus, University of Pennsylvania, PA

Sharon Ann Holt, Ph.D.

Professor, History, Penn State University, PA

TL Hill, Ph.D.

Professor, Strategic Management, Fox Business School, Temple University, PA

Shelley Robbins, Ph.D.

Dean of Arts and Science, Holy Family University, PA

Jon Pahl, Ph.D.

Professor, History of Christianity, The Lutheran Philadelphia Seminary, PA



Kathleen Bailey, Ph.D

Associate Professor, Department of Political Science Boston College

Jane D. Tchaicha, Ed.D

Associate Professor, Modern Languages Chair, Bentley University

Mark M. Davis, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Management, Bentley University

Edward L. DeMore

CEO – Boston Global Bridge Institute