Charles L. Cohen

E. Gordon Fox Professor of American Institutions, Emeritus


I am a scholar of religious history and an advocate for religious tolerance with extensive experience in research, teaching, writing, and creating as well as directing non-profit institutions. For eleven years I ran the Lubar Institute for the Study of the Abrahamic Religions. I am currently President of the Madison Literary Club and a member of the Religious Practices Advisory Committee, Department of Corrections, State of Wisconsin.

Brings to Board

A work ethic, an eye for detail, an ability to communicate clearly, and experience working with people of diverse backgrounds

Hopes for a Board Seat

Satisfaction at using my skills to promote a more connected and tolerant civil society.


  • ability to synthesize different perspectives and see the "big picture", administration, experience with interfaith relationships, research, teaching, writing,