Dr. Stanley Carlson-Thies
Fellow, Center for Public Justice
Dr. Stanley Carlson-Thies received his doctorate in political science from the University of Toronto. He joined the Center for Public Justice in October, 1992, as Director of Social Policy Studies. He left the Center staff early in 2001 when he was appointed to serve with the White House Office for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives. During his time with the Center, he also directed the Center's project to track the implementation and impact of the Charitable Choice provision of the 1996 federal welfare reform law.
In June 2002, Dr. Carlson-Thies became the Program Director of the Civitas Program in Faith in Public Affairs, a Pew Charitable Trusts-funded program operated jointly by The Center for Public Justice, the American Enterprise Institute, and the Brookings Institution.
Dr. Roy A. Clouser
Professor Emeritus, The College of New Jersey
Dr. Roy A. Clouser received his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1972 and taught at the College of New Jersey for 34 years. His areas of special interest include philosophy of religion; metaphysics, philosophy of science; comparative religion. Besides the basic and core courses, he has taught Modern Philosophy; Seminar in Modern Philosophy; Philosophy of Religion; Metaphysics; Science and Religion; and others. His books and articles include: The Myth of Religious Neutrality (Univ. Notre Dame Press 1991); Knowing With The Heart (InterVarsity Press 1999) and numerous articles in philosophy of religion. Currently working on: Belief in God and Strategies for Theories, to be published by University of Notre Dame Press.
Dr. Robert P. George
McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence; Professor of Politics
Director, James Madison Program in American Ideals & Institutions, Princeton University
Dr. Robert P. George is a graduate of Swarthmore College and Harvard Law School. Professor George earned a doctorate in philosophy of law from Oxford University. He was elected to Phi Beta Kappa at Swarthmore, and received a Knox Fellowship from Harvard for graduate study in law and philosophy at Oxford. He is the author of numerous books and articles: Making Men Moral: Civil Liberties and Public Morality (1993) and In Defense of Natural Law (1999), and editor of Natural Law Theory: Contemporary Essays (1992), The Autonomy of Law: Essays on Legal Positivism (1996), and Natural Law, Liberalism, and Morality (1996), all published by Oxford University Press. He is general editor of New Forum Books, a Princeton University Press series of interdisciplinary works in law, culture, and politics. His most recent book is The Clash of Orthodoxies, published by ISI Books.
Professor George currently serves on the President's Council on Bioethics. From 1993-98 he served as a presidential appointee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights. He is a former Judicial Fellow at the Supreme Court of the United States.
Dr. Jeanne Heffernan
Professor, Villanova University
Dr. Jeanne Heffernan currently teaches at Villanova University in the Department of Humanities and Augustinian Traditions. Dr. Heffernan is working on a book tentatively entitled With Love for the World: A Primer on Catholic Moral and Social Teaching - an accessible introduction to the Catholic view of the human person and human freedom that will enable lay Catholics in business, the professions, and government to apply the Church's teaching in those venues. In the 2002-2003 academic year, Jeanne directed Pepperdine University's Washington Program, while working out of the Ethics and Public Policy Center as an Adjunct Scholar.
Dr. Samuel T. Logan, Jr. '65
Church History Professor, Biblical Seminary
Dr. Logan is considered an authority on the life and writings of American theologian Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758) and has published numerous articles and reviews. He is an ordained minister and serves as international director to The World Reformed Fellowship. From 1979 to 2007 Dr. Logan held various positions at Westminster Theological Seminary, including President and Chancellor. Dr. Logan and Susan, his wife, live in Glenside and have two grown sons, Sam and Eric.Dr.
Dr. James W. Skillen
President, Center for Public Justice
Dr. James Skillen became Executive Director of the Center for Public Justice in 1981, a position he held up until he became president in September, 2000. Dr. Skillen received his B.A. from Wheaton College in philosophy and a B.D. from Westminster Theological Seminary. After graduate study in philosophy at the Free University of Amsterdam, he completed his M.A. and Ph.D. from Duke University, both in Political Science. Dr. Skillen has authored and edited numerous books including: In Pursuit of Justice: Christian-Democratic Explorations, A Covenant to Keep: Meditations on the Biblical The of Justice (Grand Rapids, CRC Publications and the Cetner for Public Justice), Recharging the American Experiment: Principled Pluralism for Genuine Civic Community (Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 1994), The Scattered Voice: Christians at Odds in the Pubic Square (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1990)
Dr. Max L. Stackhouse
Stephen Colwell Professor of Christian Ethics, Princeton Theological Seminary
Dr. Max L. Stackhouse received his PhD from Harvard University and has been teaching Christian Ethics for more than thirty years. Dr. Stackhouse studies and writes extensively on the relationship of theological ethics to society. He is director of the Seminary’s Project on Public Theology, president of the Berkshire Institute for Theology and the Arts, and past president of the Society of Christian Ethics. In addition, he serves on the editorial boards of The Christian Century, First Things, and The Journal of Religious Ethics.