Members of the Marriage Opportunity Council

Rev. Joanna M. Adams
Pastor Emerita of Morningside Presbyterian Church
Atlanta, GA

Gregory T. Angelo
Log Cabin Republicans
Liberty Education Forum
Washington, D.C.

John Atlas
National Housing Institute
Montclair, NJ

David Autor
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA

Jay Belsky
University of California, Davis
Davis, CA

Thomas C. Berg
University of St. Thomas School of Law
Minneapolis, MN

Elizabeth Berger
George Washington University School of Medicine
Washington, D.C.

William Berkson
The Jewish Institute for Youth and Family
Reston, VA

David Blankenhorn
IAV
New York, NY

Raina Sacks Blankenhorn
IAV
New York, NY

Joseph Bottum
The Black Hills, South Dakota

Ralph Buchalter
South Orange, NJ

Stuart M. Butler
Brookings Institution
Washington, D.C.

Gary Burtless
Brookings Institution
Washington, D.C.

Daniel Callahan
The Hastings Center
Garrison, NY

June Carbone
University of Minnesota Law School
Minneapolis, MN

Dale Carpenter
University of Minnesota Law School
Minneapolis, MN

Ellen T. Charry
Princeton Theological Seminary
Princeton, NJ

John Crouch
Coalition for Divorce Reform
Arlington, VA

John Culhane
Widener University School of Law
Wilmington, DE

Christopher DeMuth
Hudson Institute
Washington, D.C

William Doherty
University of Minnesota
St. Paul, MN

Susan Dutton
Smart Relationships
Green Bay, WI

Lanny Ebenstein
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA

Robert E. Emery
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA

Martha Farrell Erickson
University of Minnesota Emerita
Mom Enough LLC
Minneapolis, MN

Amitai Etzioni
The George Washington University
Washington, D.C.

Kirk Fordham
Gill Action
Denver, Colorado

Rev. Dr. Robert Michael Franklin
Emory University
Atlanta, GA

William Galston
Brookings Institution
Washington, D.C.

Marsha Garrison
Brooklyn Law School
Brooklyn, NY

Claire Gaudiani
New York University
New York, NY

Neil Gilbert
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA

Paul Glastris
Editor in Chief of The Washington Monthly
Washington, D.C.

Susan M. Glisson
William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation
Oxford, MS

Judith M. Gueron
New York, NY

Steve Gunderson
Former Member of Congress from Wisconsin
Alexandria, VA

Andrew Hacker
Queens College
New York, NY

Jonathan Haidt
New York University Stern School of Business
New York, NY

Richard L. Hanna
Member of Congress (R-NY 22nd District)
Washington, D.C.

Ron Haskins
Brookings Institution Center on Children and Families
Washington, D.C.

Lanae Erickson Hatalsky
Third Way
Washington, D.C.

Douglas Holtz-Eakin
Washington, D.C.

Margaret Hoover
American Unity Fund
New York, NY

Kay Hymowitz
Manhattan Institute for Policy Research
New York, NY

Michael Ignatieff
Harvard University Kennedy School of Government
Cambridge, MA

Lisa Graham Keegan
The Keegan Company
Peoria, AZ

Rev. Andrew Kline
IAV
Philadelphia, PA

Kathleen A. Kovner Kline
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA

Sheila Kloefkorn
Competitive Arizona
Phoenix, AZ

Jim Kolbe
Former Member of Congress from Arizona
Washington, D.C.

Michael C. Laracy
The Annie E. Casey Foundation
Baltimore, MD

Eli Lehrer
R Street Institute
Washington, D.C.

Robert I. Lerman
Urban Institute
American University
Washington, D.C.

Rabbi John A. Linder
Temple Solel
Paradise Valley, AZ

Glenn C. Loury
Brown University
Providence, RI

Linda Malone-Colón
Hampton University
Hampton, VA

Howard J. Markman
University of Denver
Denver, CO

Will Marshall
Progressive Policy Institute
Washington, D.C.

Matthew Martin
Washington, D.C.

Linda C. McClain
Boston University School of Law
Boston, MA

Lawrence M. Mead
New York University
New York, NY

Rev. Steven E. Meineke, LMFT
The Center for Marriage
Solana Beach, CA

William Meezan
Fordham University
New York, NY

Alan Mittleman
The Jewish Theological Seminary
New York, NY

David G. Myers
Hope College
Holland, MI

Theodora Ooms
Couples and Marriage Policy Consultant
Bethesda, MD

Rev. Dr. Joseph Palacios
Sensible Spirituality Associates
Palm Springs, CA

Mitch Pearlstein
Center of the American Experiment
Golden Valley, MN

Marline E. Pearson
Madison Area Technical College
Madison, WI

John Podhoretz
Editor of Commentary Magazine
New York, NY

Jonathan Rauch
Brookings Institution
Washington, D.C.

Kay Reed
The Dibble Institute
Berkeley, CA

Charles J. Reid
University of St. Thomas
Minneapolis, MN

Lorenzo Sadun
University of Texas
Austin, TX

Reihan Salam
National Review
New York, NY

Patrick Sammon
Story Center Productions
Washington, D.C.

Lori Sanders
R Street Institute
Washington, D.C.

Isabel Sawhill
Brookings Institution
Washington, D.C

Leah Ward Sears
Schiff Hardin LLP
Former Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Georgia
Atlanta, GA

William A. Schambra
Hudson Institute
Washington, D.C.

Pastor Bradley E. Schmeling
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
St. Paul, MN

Douglas M. Schmidt
Towson, MD

Allan N. Schore
UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine
Los Angeles, CA

Robert Shapiro
Chairman of Sonecon, LLC
Washington, D.C.

Peter Skerry
Boston College
Chestnut Hill, MA

Diane Sollee
Smart Marriages
Jacksonville Beach, FL

Christina Hoff Sommers
American Enterprise Institute
Washington, D.C.

Andrew Sullivan
Washington, D.C.

Richard Tafel
The Public Squared
Washington, D.C.

Matthew Vines
The Reformation Project
Wichita, KS

Linda Waite
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL

Amy L. Wax
University of Pennsylvania Law School
Philadelphia, PA

Rev. Nancy J. Webb
Grace United Methodist Church
Baltimore, MD

William (Beau) Weston
Centre College
Danville, KY

Barbara Dafoe Whitehead
IAV
New York, NY

Beverly Willett
Coalition for Divorce Reform
Savannah, GA

Charles R. Wilson
University of Mississippi
Oxford, MS

Scott Winship
Manhattan Institute for Policy Research
Washington, D.C.

William F. Winter
Former Governor of Mississippi
Jackson, MS

Alan Wolfe
Boston College
Cambridge, MA

Nicholas H. Wolfinger
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT and El Cerrito, CA

Daniel Yankelovich
Chairman, Public Agenda
Del Mar, CA

Andrew Yarrow
American University
Washington, D.C.

Rev. Amy Ziettlow
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Decatur, IL

Jonathan Zimmerman
New York University
New York, NY

Organizational affiliations listed for identification purposes only.

The Marriage Opportunity Council is an independent, non-partisan group of scholars and leaders who come together to develop proposals to reduce legal, social, and economic barriers to marriage. The Council's co-directors are David Blankenhorn of IAV and Jonathan Rauch of the Brookings Institution.

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