Editorial Team

Practical Matters has established an Editorial Board of scholars and scholar-practitioners from many institutions, traditions, and methodological approaches who share our vision for innovative scholarship and new models of scholarly publishing.  Each issue is shaped by Emory faculty and doctoral students with particular expertise in the theme.  The day-to-day operations of the journal are handled by a staff of doctoral students in Emory’s Graduate Division of Religion.  Practical Matters is helping to establish new forms of scholarly communication that honor innovative models of research and teaching.  As a collab­orative enterprise involving both faculty and graduate students, the journal is also shaping the next generation of scholars.

Practical Matters Editorial Board

Current Board Members

Elizabeth Bounds, Emory University
Mary McClintock Fulkerson, Duke University
Elaine Graham, University of Chester
Anna Grimshaw, Emory University
Nathan Jennings, Seminary of the Southwest
Kathryn Lofton, Yale University
Thomas G. Long, Emory University
Charles Marsh, University of Virginia
Colleen McDannell, University of Utah
Robert Orsi, Northwestern University
Robert Prichard, Virginia Theological Seminary
Christian Scharen, Auburn Theological Seminary
Leigh Schmidt, Washington University in St. Louis
Ted Smith, Emory University
David H. Watt, Temple University
Todd Whitmore, University of Notre Dame
Lauren Winner, Duke University

Practical Matters Editorial Staff

Issue 1: Imagination Spring 2009

Issue Editors: Courtney T. Goto and Amy Levad

Managing Editors: Letitia M. Campbell and Donna S. Mote

Production Editors: Howell Belser and Brendan Ozawa-de Silva

Editors for Peer-Reviewed Content: David King and Katy Shrout

Editors for Reviews: Samira Mehta and John Senior

Copy Editors: Amy Levad and Robyn Neville

Editorial Consultant: Joshua M. Thomas

Faculty Consultants: Theodore Brelsford, Bobbi Patterson, and Don Saliers

Issue 2: Youth, Fall 2009

Issue Editors: Joshua M. Thomas and Almeda Wright

Managing Editors: Courtney T. Goto, Katy Shrout, Donna S. Mote (emer.), and Letitia M. Campbell (emer.)

Production Editors: Jermaine McDonald and Howell Belser

Layout & Design Editor: Jessica M. Smith

Editors for Peer-Reviewed Content: David King and Samira Mehta

Editors for Reviews: John Senior and Haemin Lee

Copy Editors: Matthew Bersagel Braley and Amy Levad

Faculty Consultants: Elizabeth Corrie and Carol Lakey Hess

Issue 3: Ethnography and Theology, Spring 2010

Issue Editors: Lerone Martin and Luke Whitmore

Managing Editors: Courtney T. Goto and Katy Shrout

Production Editor: Jermaine McDonald

Layout & Design Editor: Jessica M. Smith

Editors for Peer-Reviewed Content: David King and Samira Mehta

Editors for Reviews: Haemin Lee

Copy Editors: Matthew Bersagel Braley

Faculty Consultants: Joyce Burkhalter Flueckiger, Dianne Stewart Diakité, and Don E. Seeman

Issue 4: Religion, Health, and Healing, Spring 2011

Issue Editors: Annie Hardison-Moody and Jessica M. Smith

Managing Editors: John E. Senior, Samira Mehta, Katy Shrout (emeritus)

Production Editor: Jermaine M. McDonald

Layout & Design Editor: Jessica M. Smith

Editors for Peer-Reviewed Content: Samira Mehta and James W. McCarty, III

Editor for Reviews: William Yoo

Copy Editor: Adam Ployd

Faculty Consultants: Gary Laderman, Thomas G. Long, and Joyce Burkhalter Flueckiger

Issue 5: Violence and Peace, Spring 2012

Issue Editors: James W. McCarty III and Joseph Wiinikka-Lydon

Managing Editors: Jessica M. Smith and Jermaine M. McDonald

Layout & Design Editor: Jacob D. Myers

Editor for Reviews: William Yoo

Faculty Consultants: Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na’im, Tara Doyle, Ellen Ott Marshall, Edward L. Queen II, and Pamela Scully

Issue 6: Engaging Religious Experience, Spring 2013

Issue Editors: Susannah Laramee Kidd and Rebecca Spurrier

Managing Editors: Jermaine M. McDonald and William Yoo

Layout & Design Editor: Jacob D. Myers

Social Media Editor: Mark A. Jefferson

Faculty Consultants: Bobbi Patterson, Don Seeman, and Ted A. Smith

Issue 7: Worship, Ritual, and Theory, Spring 2014

Issue Editor: Jacob D. Myers

Managing Editors: Jacob D. Myers Matthew Pierce

Production Editor: Layla Karst

Reviews Editor: Kristyn Sessions

Submissions Editor: Sara Williams

Issue 8: Worship, Ritual, and Theory, Fall 2015

Issue Editor: Matthew Pierce

Managing Editor: Matthew Pierce

Production Editor: Layla Karst

Reviews Editor: Kristyn Sessions

Submissions Editor: Sara Williams

Faculty Advisor: L. Edward Phillips

Issue 9: Sacred Places, Sacred Journeys, Spring 2016

Issue Editors: Layla Karst and Sara Williams

Managing Editor: Matthew Pierce

Reviews Editors: Kristyn Sessions

Assistant Editors: Lisa Hoelle and David Cho

Faculty Advisor: L. Edward Phillips

Issue 10: Wealth, Poverty, and Practice, Spring 2017

Issue Editors: Kristyn Sessions

Managing Editor: Layla Karst

Reviews Editors: Lisa Hoelle

Assistant Editors: David Cho and Cara Curtis

Faculty Advisor: Elizabeth M. Bounds