Elizabeth Gish Senior Program Officer for Democracy and Community

Elizabeth Gish is senior program officer for democracy and community at the Kettering Foundation. She brings years of experience in community and faith-based work as well as in research and higher education to her role at the foundation. Gish’s research focuses on the intersection between religion and democracy, as well as how citizens and communities can work together to have more say over their lives and futures.

Along with articles in publications such as Journal of Theology and Sexuality and Good Society: A Journal of Civic Studies, Gish is the coauthor of On the Significance of Religion for Deliberative Democracy (Routledge 2023).

Before coming to Kettering, Gish was a department head and associate professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religion at Western Kentucky University. She did her undergraduate work at Miami University of Ohio and master’s and doctoral work at Harvard University.