ADVISORY COUNCIL

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Rabbi Josh Feigelson

Rabbi Josh Feigelson, PhD is Founder and Executive Director of Ask Big Questions, which helps colleges and universities to nurture individuals and communities in healthier habits of civic engagement and civil discourse, and which was the recipient of the inaugural Lippman-Kanfer Prize for Applied Jewish Wisdom in 2016. Josh founded Ask Big Questions at Northwestern University Hillel, where he served as Campus Rabbi from 2005-2011. He holds a doctorate in Religious Studies from Northwestern, rabbinic ordination from Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School, and a BA in Music from Yale University. A dynamic speaker and sought-after teacher and facilitator, Josh is a leading thinker and writer on issues of faith and higher education, emerging adulthood, and civic education. He lives in Skokie, IL with his wife and three sons.

Chris Stedman

Chris Stedman is the founding executive director of the Humanist Center of MinnesotaFormerly the founding executive director of the Yale Humanist Community and a fellow at Yale University, Chris has also worked as a Humanist chaplain at Harvard University and a content developer and trainer
for Interfaith Youth Core. He currently serves as a fellow at the Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship and at the Christensen Center for Vocation, both at Augsburg University, and was previously the Founding Managing Director of State of Formation, a project of the Journal of Interreligious Studies.
Chris is the author of Faitheist: How an Atheist Found Common Ground with the Religious, “an intimate and deeply affecting portrait… [that] proves [he is] an activist in the truest sense and one to watch” (Booklist, Starred Review). He has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, PBS, and Fox News, has spoken at hundreds of conferences and universities, and has written for publications including Salon, The Guardian, CNN, msnbc, The Advocate, USA Today, The Huffington Post, The Rumpus, and The Washington PostDetails magazine named him one of “five next-gen gurus who are disrupting religion’s status quo” and Mic called him “the millennial who’s busting every stereotype about atheists.” He holds a summa cum laude B.A. in Religion from Augsburg College (with minors in English and Social Welfare) and an M.A. in Religion from Meadville Lombard Theological School, for which he was awarded the Billings Prize for Most Outstanding Scholastic Achievement.

Dr. Simran Jeet Singh

Dr. Simran Jeet Singh is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Religion at Trinity University and Senior Religion Fellow for the Sikh Coalition. Simran holds graduate degrees from Harvard University and Columbia University, and for the 2017-2018 academic year will be the Henry R. Luce Post-doctoral Fellow of Religion and International Affairs at the NYU Center for Religion and Media. He also currently serves as a Truman National Security Fellow for the Truman National Security Project. Simran is a diehard Spurs fan and avid marathoner who lives with his wife and daughter in New York City.