Ansley Roan is a journalist whose work has appeared in the Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune and The Dallas Morning News, and on CNN.com. She has worked as a senior editor at Beliefnet.com and as a freelance national correspondent for Religion News Service. She is the consulting executive editor for Big Questions Online. She has an M.S. in journalism from Columbia University and a B.A. in English from Earlham College. She serves on the board of the Religion Newswriters Association.