Religious Literacy + Education is managed by the education staff of the Religious Literacy Project at Harvard Divinity School.


Lauren Kerby headshotLauren R. Kerby, Education Specialist

Lauren R. Kerby is the RLP’s education specialist and an instructor in the Religious Studies and Education Certificate program at Harvard Extension School. She is responsible for overall design and implementation of the Religious Literacy and Education Initiative, and for programs within the Religious Literacy and the Professions Initiative.

Lauren earned her PhD in Religious Studies from Boston University. Her first book, Saving History: How White Evangelicals Tour the Nation’s Capital and Redeem a Christian America (University of North Carolina Press, 2020) analyzes the way that white American evangelicals use history as a political resource. She has previously taught in Boston University’s undergraduate Writing Program and Department of Religion.


Anna Mudd headshotAnna Mudd, RLP Program Coordinator

Anna Mudd is responsible for overall program coordination of the RLP and for co-leading the Religious Literacy and Education Initiative’s work with educators.

Anna received her B.A. in Religion from Haverford College and earned a Master of Theological Studies degree from Harvard Divinity School. Anna has taught 5th–8th-grade social studies and comparative religion in Dorchester, MA, and completed her student teaching in 8th-grade social studies in Arlington, MA, while at Harvard. For four years, she served as the Curriculum Coordinator at Harvard’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies. She also worked at the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University developing digital curricular projects.