Collaborating Specialists

Our Collaborating Specialists are remarkable individuals, each with a fascinating life story, and each dedicated to solving pressing social problems through working on one or more of our research projects. Whether from the corporate world, universities, or the arts, these specialists bring their unique skillsets to bear on each project team they join.

Chris Bader, since 2020
Chapman University
Modeling Religious Change
Joseph Baker, since 2020
East Tennessee State University
Modeling Religious Change
Steve Baliko, since 2019
Pondera County Mental Health Advisory Board
Strategies Against Rural Suicide
Catherine W. Barber, since 2019
Harvard University
Strategies Against Rural Suicide
Grant Cox, since 2016
University of Adelaide
Visualizing the Deep Past
Teresa Crea, since 2017
University of Canberra
Visualizing the Deep Past
Nicolò Dell’Unto, since 2016
Lund University
Visualizing the Deep Past
Monica Duffy Toft, since 2017
Tufts University
Extremist Violence Project
Maurizio Forte, since 2016
Duke University
Visualizing the Deep Past
Ivan Puga Gonzalez, since 2017
Center for Modeling Social Systems
Modeling Religion in Norway,
Modeling Religious Change
William Hersh, since 2017
Massachusetts State Government
viaSTEM
Matthew Kuntz, since 2019
Montana State University
Strategies Against Rural Suicide
Carlos Lemos, since 2016
University of Agder
Modeling Religion Project,
Modeling Religion in Norway
Nicola Lercari, since 2016
University of California at Merced
Visualizing the Deep Past
Robert N. McCauley, since 2016
Emory University
Modeling Religion Project
Andrew Page, since 2019
Western Sydney University
Strategies Against Rural Suicide
Values in Viral Dispersion
Karl Rosston, since 2019
Montana Department of Public Health
Strategies Against Rural Suicide
Colleen Shantz, since 2017
University of Toronto
Modeling Religion Project
Lianne Simon, since 2018
Intersex and Faith
Stories of Intersex and Faith
Christian Smith, since 2020
Notre Dame University
Modeling Religious Change
John Teehan, since 2016
Hofstra University
Modeling Religion Project
Paul Van Ness, since 2018
Van Ness Creative
Stories of Intersex and Faith
David Voas, since 2016
University College London
Modeling Religion Project,
Modeling Religious Change
Values in Viral Dispersion
John Wainwright, since 2016
Durham University
Visualizing the Deep Past
Amanda Weiss, since 2017
Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem
Visualizing the Deep Past
Jerry Young, since 2018
Northwest Evaluation Association
Tools Against Child Trafficking

Virginia Modeling, Analysis, & Simulation Center (Old Dominion University)

Anthony Barraco, since 2015Teaching Modeling & Simulation in
the Humanities, Modeling Religion Project
Bratislav Cvijteć, since 2015Visualizing the Deep Past
Hector Garcia, since 2016Modeling Religion Project
Hamdi Kavak, since 2016Modeling Religion Project
Christopher Lynch, since 2016Teaching Modeling & Simulation in
the Humanities, Modeling Religion Project
James Muguira, since 2020Modeling Religious Change
Alex Nielsen, since 2020Modeling Religious Change
Yiannis Papelis, since 2017ReScript
Louise Salinas, since 2020Modeling Religious Change
John Shull, since 2017viaSTEM,
Modeling Religious Change
Eric Weisel, since 2020Values in Viral Dispersion

Stanford University

Gesualdo Busacca, since 2015Visualizing the Deep Past
Ian Hodder, since 2016Visualizing the Deep Past
Dominik Lukas, since 2016Visualizing the Deep Past

Center for the Study of Global Christianity

Peter Crossing, since 2020Modeling Religious Change
David Hannan, since 2020Modeling Religious Change
Todd Johnson, since 2020Modeling Religious Change

New York University

Joshua Epstein, since 2020Modeling Religious Change
Erez Hatna, since 2020Modeling Religious Change

Gallagher & Associates

Patrick Gallagher, since 2017Visualizing the Deep Past
Cybelle Jones, since 2017Visualizing the Deep Past