- James W. Laine, Director, Arnold H. Lowe Professor of Religious Studies, Macalester College. Specialist in religions of India and author of MetaReligion: Religion and Power in World History (2014) and three other books. Besides teaching a range of Religious Studies at Macalester College, he has taught a Religions of the World survey course at the University of Minnesota for ten years
- Tomoko Masuzawa, Professor of History and Comparative Literature, University of Michigan. Specialist in the critical study of religion and author of The Invention of World Religions.
- Donald Lopez, Jr., Distinguished University Professor of Tibetan and Buddhist Studies, University of Michigan. Author of From Stone to Flesh: A Short History of the Buddha and eight other books.
- Michael McNally, Professor of Religion, Carleton College. Specialist in Native American religions and author of Honoring Elders: Aging, Authority and Ojibwe Religion (Columbia University Press) and three other books.
- Carl Ernst, Kenan Distinguished Professor of Religion, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Author of Following Muhammad and eight other books on Islam.