The Department of Religious Studies Advisory Board

The Department of Religious Studies is committed to wide-spread public engagement, not only because we hope to educate surrounding communities about religious diversity, but also because it is through such engagement that we educate ourselves about changes in Iowans’ ways of thinking about religion. Our Advisory Board provides an important vehicle for such engagement—with members from the business community, legal community, religious organizations, the media, and more. The board is an indispensable resource for helping the department to gain perspective on how best to meet the needs of our constituencies.

Board members

Portrait of Anna Blaedel

Anna Blaedel

Executive Director, University of Iowa Wesley Foundation
Portrait of Adam Blind

Adam Blind

Director of Development, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Portrait of Mark Ginsberg

Mark Ginsberg

Owner, M.C. Ginsberg Jewelers and Objects of Art
Portrait of Rabbi Esther Hugenholtz

Rabbi Esther Hugenholtz

Rabbi, Agudas Achim Congregation
Portrait of Salma Igram

Salma Igram

Vice President/CFO, Cedar Graphics, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Portrait of Joan Kjaer

Joan Kjaer Kirkman

Director, Communications & Relations, International Programs, University of Iowa
Portrait of Jeff Liebermann

Jeff Liebermann

Assistant Vice President Development, Main Campus
Portrait of Reverend William Lovin

Rev. William Lovin

Minister, The Congregational Church, United Church of Christ
Portrait of Jeffrey Portman

Jeffrey Portman

Rabbi Emeritus, Agudas Achim Congregation