Redpath 2013 Faculty and Speakers


Linda LeSourd Lader MDiv '08, is President of the Renaissance Institute, which she co-founded in 1981, and Associate Pastor of Washington, D.C.'s historic New York Avenue Presbyterian Church.
Reflecting a career-long commitment to non-profit initiatives, she is a trustee of the Tony Blair Faith Foundation and a Director of Spoleto USA, International Relief and Development, Yale Divinity School, and Communities in Schools. She has also served on the boards of Habitat for Humanity International, International Justice Mission, Harvard Divinity School’s Center for the Study of Values in Public Life, Alpha USA, Sojourners, the International Tennis Hall of Fame, and the American International University in London.
From 1993 to 1996, she assisted with White House liaison to American communities of faith and advised the President on public policy issues pertaining to religion. Associated with the National Prayer Breakfast Ministries throughout the 1970s, she coordinated the 1979 National Prayer Breakfast. In recognition of such public service, she received the International Women’s Foundation Leadership Award in 2000 and the 2012 Humanitarian Award from Emma Willard School, her alma mater.  Mrs. Lader's education also includes degrees from Yale Divinity School and Ohio Wesleyan University.


Miroslav Volf is a Croatian Protestant theologian, public intellectual, and public speaker who is often recognized as "one of the most celebrated theologians of our day".  Having taught at the Evangelical Theological Seminary in his native Osijek, Croatia (1979–80, 1983–90), and Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California (1990–1998), Volf currently serves as the Henry B. Wright Professor of Theology at Yale Divinity School and Director of the Yale Center for Faith and Culture.

 

 

 


Mary Clark Moschella, the newly named Roger J. Squire Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling, has research and teaching interests that combine American social history and pastoral theology and care.
Her publications include “Ethnography as a Pastoral Practice: An Introduction” and “Living Devotions: Reflections on Immigration, Identity and Religious Imagination.” She is the co-editor of “Pastoral Bearings: Lived Religion and Pastoral Theology.” Her current research project, supported by a Henry Luce III Fellowship in Theology for 2010-2011, is a pastoral theological study of joy.
Moschella joined the Yale faculty in 2010 after teaching at Wesley Theological Seminary for 10 years. Before that, she was a pastor in United Church of Christ congregations in Massachusetts. She holds a B.S. from Southern Connecticut State University, a M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School, and a Ph.D. from the Claremont School of Theology.

Claire Gaudiani is an Adjunct Professor in the Wagner School of Public Service at New York University and an authority on the history and economics of American philanthropy.  She is a prolific author who’s written extensively on the importance of generosity.  Her best known works include The Greater Good: How Philanthropy Drives the American Economy and Can Save Capitalism (2003), and Daughters of the Declaration: How Women Social Entrepreneurs Built the American Dream.
From 2004-2009, Guadiani was a clinical professor at the Heyman Center for Philanthropy at New York University, where she directed the graduate program in philanthropic studies. From 2001-2004, she was a senior research scholar at the Yale Law School, following 13 years as President of Connecticut College.
Gaudiani holds a PhD and master’s degree in French literature from Indiana University and a bachelor’s degree from Connecticut College.

Henry G. Brinton, a graduate of Duke University and Yale Divinity School, is the senior pastor of Fairfax Presbyterian Church in Fairfax, Virginia. He writes frequent editorials about religion and culture for USA Today and Huffington Post, contributes to the preaching journal Homiletics, and is the author or co-author of five books including The Welcoming Congregation: Roots and Fruits of Christian Hospitality (Westminster John Knox Press, 2012). His wife Nancy Freeborne Brinton is a professor in the College of Health and Human Services at George Mason University, and they have two grown children, Sadie and Sam. An endurance athlete, Henry has completed a marathon, triathlon, or century bike ride every year since he turned 40 in the year 2000.

 

 

William Galston is the Ezra K. Zilkha Chair in Governance Studies and senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. He joined the Brookings Institution on January 1, 2006. Formerly the Saul Stern Professor and Dean at the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland, Dr. Galston specializes in issues of American public philosophy and political institutions. He was also a senior adviser to President Bill Clinton on domestic policy, and has also been employed by the presidential campaigns of Al Gore and Walter Mondale. Since 1995, Galston has served as a founding member of the Board of the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy and as chair of the Campaign's Task Force on Religion and Public Values. He previously taught in the Government Department at the University of Texas-Austin.
After serving as a sergeant in the United States Marine Corps and then receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1973, Galston taught for nearly a decade in the Department of Government at the University of Texas. From 1998 until 2005 he was professor of public policy at the University of Maryland. In the 1990s, he served as deputy assistant for domestic policy to President Clinton, and later as executive director for the National Commission on Civic Renewal. Dr. Galston was the director of the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement, an organization he founded with support from the Pew Charitable Trusts, and also director of the Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy, both located at the University of Maryland.
He is the author of eight books and more than one hundred articles on questions of political and moral philosophy, American politics and public policy. His most recent book is Public Matters: Politics, Policy, and Religion in the 21st Century   (Rowman & Littlefield, 2005). Galston is also a co-author of Democracy at Risk: How Political Choices Undermine Citizen Participation and What We Can Do About It, published by the Brookings Press.
 

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