Wildhouse Publications Staff

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Wesley J. WIldman (Publisher)

Wesley is a Professor at Boston University and Executive Director of the Center for Mind and Culture in Boston. An accomplished author with a strong desire to communicate to popular as well as academic audiences, he has great hopes for Wildhouse Publications. For more information, see here.

Andrea Hollingsworth
(Acquisitions Editor)

Andrea is a longtime scholar and teacher of spirituality and psychology. She has taught and researched at various academic institutions, including Berry College, Boston University, and United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities. Currently she is an online teacher, writer, and counselor in the areas of spirituality and wellness. For more information, see here.

Melody Stanford Martin
(Design & Production)

Melody is a visual designer with fifteen years' experience in graphic design and visual communications. She has designed and produced dozens of books and is herself an author (Brave Talk, 2020). Melody is a firm believer in the power of books to make the world a better place. For more information, see here.

Editorial Advisory Board

The goals of Wildhouse Publications are supported by a diverse, multi-generational editorial advisory board. Board members advise the press on strategic directions and specific publications. Each member of the board understands a part of the network of target audiences: post-religious people, spiritual but not religious people, spiritual atheists and agnostics and nones, mystical and marginal or unorthodox religious people, and others for whom traditional spiritual resources are too narrow or just don’t fit. Their perspectives on this complex audience are critically important for strategic planning at Wildhouse Publications.

Christopher Bennett

Chris is a philosopher and theologian currently at Oxford. He is particularly interested in how implications of Darwinian evolution alter religious and spiritual conceptions of reality and the human being, and he is keen to communicate potential interactions with a wider audience. For more information, email Chris here.

Raja Gopal Bhattar

Raja is a diversity, equity and belonging consultant, organization development facilitator, and transformative leadership coach. For more information, see here.

Geoff Boyce

Geoff is Chaplain at Large, based at Pilgrim Uniting Church in the City of Adelaide, South Australia. He was chaplain to Flinders University from August 1997 to January 2017, where he established Oasis at Flinders University as a support center for staff and students. He now works independently offering his experience, knowledge, and connections with others concerned for human flourishing. For more information, see here.

Jill Braithwaite

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Saikou Y. Diallo

Dr. Diallo is a scientist and educator in the domain of innovation and equal access to technology. He is passionate about using Modeling, Simulation and Analytics to study the connection between people on all spectrums (autism, hearing, vision, etc.) and artificial beings. Dr. Diallo works with a multidisciplinary team of artists, scientists, humanities scholars, and engineers to tackle societal issues that transcend disciplines. His current work involves modeling religion, culture and civilizations and the use of artificial intelligence to improve independent living. He is also involved in developing platforms and solutions to promote an inclusive use of technology across all spectrums. For more information, see here.

Ursula Goodenough

Ursula is Professor of Biology Emerita at Washington University. Her publications include both straight science and works targeted for the general public, such as her well-known book, The Sacred Depths of Nature. She is also President of the Religious Naturalist Association. For more information, see here.

William David Hart

Bill is the Margaret W. Harmon Professor of Religious Studies at Macalester College. He is the author of The Blackness of Black: Key Concepts in Critical Discourse; Afro-Eccentricity: Beyond the Standard Narrative of Black Religion; Black Religion: Malcolm X, Julius Lester, and Jan Willis; and Edward Said and the Religious Effects of Culture. His research interests include black studies, social theory, philosophy of race, American philosophy, and the intersections of religion, ethics, and politics. For more information, see here.

Shaunesse' Jacobs

Shaunesse' is a PhD Student at Boston University's School of Theology, studying constructive theology and bioethics. Her main research focuses on health inequities impacting black birthing people and the responsibilities of black religious institutions to these communities. Shaunesse' is deeply invested in conversations of health, equity, religion, and the public. For more information, see here.

Lucas F. Johnston

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Wade Mitchell

Wade is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Manhattan College. He teaches introductory classes on world religion alongside courses studying the complex intersections of religion & science as well as religion and popular culture. Wade was also an Associate Producer of an award-winning short film, RAG, which connects to his research interests in the legacies of white supremacy. For more information, see here.

Dan Ott

Dan is associate professor of religious studies, Chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, and Associate Dean for Academic Initiatives at Monmouth College. He works in Christian naturalist theology and has addressed naturalistic themes in music, spirituality, and leadership. He is co-author with Hannah Schell of Christian Thought in America: A Brief History. For more information, see here.

Teri McDowell Ott

Teri is a Presbyterian (PCUSA) pastor who serves Monmouth College as Dean of the Chapel. Her ministry has been shaped and inspired by the diverse campus community she serves and her experience volunteer teaching in a men’s prison. She is a frequent contributor to the Christian Century and is working on her first book, Ten Risks Privileged People Should Take. For more information, see here.

Anthony B. Pinn

Tony is the Agnes Cullen Arnold Professor of Humanities and professor of religion at Rice University. He is also Professor Extraordinarius at the University of South Africa. He is the founding director of the Center for Engaged Research and Collaborative Learning, and the inaugural director of the Center for African and African American Studies both at Rice University. He is the author or editor of numerous books, including Terror and Triumph: The Nature of Black Religion (2003) and the novel The New Disciples (2015). For more information, see here.

Emily Qureshi-Hurst

Emily is an Early Career Researcher currently based at the University of Oxford working on philosophical questions raised by religion, science, and their interaction. Emily has published on philosophical and religious issues in academic journals, blogs, and magazines, and is passionate about the 'big questions' raised and addressed by both science and spirituality. For more information, see here.

Philip Reed-Butler

Philip is Assistant Professor of Theology and Black Posthuman Artificial Intelligence Systems, Iliff School of Theology, and the author of Black Transhuman Liberation Theology: Technology and Spirituality. He is also co-founder of The Seekr Project, a distinctly Black conversational artificial intelligence with mental health capacities, combining machine learning and psychotherapeutic systems. For more information, see hereA

Sarah Lane Ritchie

Sarah is a Lecturer in Theology and Science at the University of Edinburgh. Her main research areas include the varieties of naturalism, evolutionary psychology, and the cognitive science of religion, with a particular focus on religious belief and experiences of transcendence. For more information, see here.

Austin Roberts

Austin holds a PhD in theological and philosophical studies from Drew University's Graduate Division of Religion. His main research areas include process thought, political theology, ecstatic naturalism, and critical Anthropocene studies. He lives in Northern California where he teaches philosophy and manages the EcoCiv podcast. For more information see here.

F. LeRon Shults

LeRon is professor in the Institute for Global Development and Social Planning at the University of Agder, Kristiansand, Norway. He is Scientific Director of the Center for Modeling Social Systems and author of Theology after the Birth of God: Atheist Conceptions in Cognition and Culture. For more information, see here.

Jeffrey Speaks

Jeff is a Ph.D. student at Boston University School of Theology studying philosophy and theology. His research interests include religious and ecstatic naturalism, radical theologies, and Unitarian Universalism. For more information, see here.

Seth Villegas

Seth is a PhD student in constructive theology at Boston University. He specializes in issues related to the dialogue between religion and science. His research examines transhumanist ideas of digital immortality, asking questions about the future of religious life. He is also the host of the DigEthix podcast (digethix.org), a public communications project covering social problems involving technology. For more information, see here.

Carol Wayne White

Carol is a professor of philosophy of religion at Bucknell University, specializing in poststructuralist philosophies and religious naturalism. Her books include Poststructuralism, Feminism, and Religion: Triangulating Positions, and Black Lives and Sacred Humanity: Toward an African American Religious Naturalism, which won a Choice Award for Outstanding Academic Titles. For more information, see here.

Demian Wheeler

Demian is a professor of theology and religious studies at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities and the author of Religion Within the Limits of History Alone: Pragmatic Historicism and the Future of Theology. A liberal theologian and a religious naturalist, Demian is interested in cultivating a spiritual life that is attuned to the sacred depths of nature. For more information, see here.

Xiaodi Wu

Xiaodi is a Master’s of Divinity student at Boston University School of Theology. Before joining BU, Xiaodi earned her two business degrees in Finance and Marketing, and has worked in three countries: China, South Korea and the United States. She is a global citizen, a cross cultural people person and a lifelong spiritual seeker. For more information, see here.