The Oxford Handbook of Religion and American Education
Edited by Michael D. Waggoner and Nathan C. Walker
Michael D. Waggoner is Professor of Higher Education at the University of Northern Iowa and editor of the journal Religion & Education and the book series Routledge Research in Religion and Education. His recent books include Sacred and Secular Tensions in Higher Education and Religion in the Public Schools.
Nathan C. Walker is the executive director of 1791 Delegates, a consortium of constitutional and human rights experts who address issues of religion and public life. His recent books include Whose God Rules?: Is the United States a Secular Nation or a Theolegal Democracy? and Cultivating Empathy: The Worth and Dignity of Every Person--Without Exception.
Daniel Aleshire served as the executive director of The Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada. His most recent book, Earthen Vessels: Hopeful Reflections on the Work and Future of Theological Schools, was published in 2008.
Janet Bordelon is the Director of Academic Research and Scholarship at Kehillah Jewish High School in Palo Alto. She also teaches in the Jewish studies department.
Mark A. Chancey is Professor of Religious Studies in Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. His most recent books are Alexander to Constantine: Archaeology of the Land of the Bible (2012), co-authored with Eric M. Meyers, and The Bible in the Public Square: Its Enduring Influence in American Life (2014), co-edited with Carol Meyers and Eric M. Meyers.
Susan Douglass is the education outreach coordinator for the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. Douglass's major publications include World Eras: Rise and Spread of Islam, 622-1500 (2002) and the national study Teaching About Religion in National and State Social Studies Standards (2000).
Diana L. Eck is a Professor of Comparative Religion and Indian Studies and the Frederic Wertham Professor of Law and Psychiatry in Society at Harvard University. Her works on religious diversity and interfaith include the books A New Religious America: How A "Christian Country" Has Become the World's Most Religiously Diverse Nation and Encountering God: A Spiritual Journey from Bozeman to Banaras. The later won the Grawemeyer Book Award in 1995. Prof. Eck received the National Humanities Medal from President Clinton and the National Endowment for the Humanities in 1996.
Walter Feinberg is Professor Emeritus of Education Policy, Organization and Leadership at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Feinberg's many books include For Goodness Sake: Religious Schools and Education for Democratic Citizenry (2006) and Religious Education in Liberal Democratic Societies (OUP, 2003).
Eugene V. Gallagher is the Rosemary Park Professor of Religious Studies at Connecticut College. He is the author of Why Waco? Cults and the Battle for Religious Freedom in America (with James D. Tabor), The New Religious Movements Experience in America, and Reading and Writing Scripture in New Religious Movements: New Bibles and New Revelations.
Michael Galligan-Stierle is President of the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities. He is the author of The Gospel on Campus and Promosing Practices: Collaboration among Catholic Bishops and University Presidents.
Steven K. Green is the Fred H. Paulus Professor of Law, Affiliated Professor of History, and Director of the Center for Religion, Law and Democracy at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon. He is the author of Inventing a Christian America (OUP 2015), The Bible, the School, and the Constitution: The Clash that Shaped Modern Church-State Doctrine (OUP 2012), The Second Disestablishment: Church and State in Nineteenth-Century America (OUP 2010), and co-author of Religious Freedom and the Supreme Court (2008), and author of more than forty book chapters and articles on church and state. He has also participated as co-counsel in three Supreme Court cases and filed more than twenty friend-of-the-court briefs at the high court.
Dr. Charles C. Haynes is Vice President of the Newseum Institute, Founding Director of the Religious Freedom Center, and a Senior Scholar at the First Amendment Center. Haynes is the author or co-author of six books, including First Freedoms: A Documentary History of First Amendment Rights in America, and Religion in American Public Life: Living with Our Deepest Differences.
Dr. Mark A. Hicks is the Angus MacLean Professor of Religious Education at Meadville Lombard Theological School and Director of The Fahs Collaborative, A Laboratory for Innovation in Faith Formation.
Robyn Ilten-Gee is a doctoral student in Human Development and Education at the University of California, Berkeley.
Douglas "Jake" Jacobsen is Distinguished Professor of Church History and Theology at Messiah College in Grantham, PA. His books include Thinking in the Spirit: Theologies of the Early Pentecostal Movement (2003), Gracious Christianity (2006), The World's Christians (2011), and Global Gospel: An Introduction to Christianity on Five Continents (2015). With his wife, Rhonda Hustedt jacobsen, he co-directs the Religion in the Academy Project, a major research initiative examining the educational effects of religion and religious diversity. They have published three books with Oxford University Press: Scholarship and Christian Faith: Enlarging the Conversation (2004), The American University in a Postsecular Age (2008), winner of the Lilly Fellows Book Award, and No Longer Invisible: Religion in University Education (2012), winner of a Critics Choice Award from the American Educational Studies Association.
Rhonda Hustedt Jacobsen is Director of Faculty Development and Professor of Psychology at Messiah College. With her husband, Douglas Jacobsen, she co-directs the Religion in the Academy Project, a major research initiative examining the educational effects of religion and religious diversity. They have published three books with Oxford University Press: Scholarship and Christian Faith: Enlarging the Conversation (2004), The American University in a Postsecular Age (2008), winner of the Lilly Fellows Book Award, and No Longer Invisible: Religion in University Education (2012), winner of a Critics Choice Award from the American Educational Studies Association.
Jonathon S. Kahn is Associate Professor of Religion, and a member of American Studies, at Vassar College. He was one of the co-founders of the workshop, "Reconceiving the Secular Liberal Arts," sponsored by the Teagle Foundation. He is the author of Divine Discontent: The Religious Imagination of W. E. B. Du Bois (Oxford University Press, 2009) and the co-editor of Race and Secularism in America (2016).
Brian Kaufman, JD, is a civil rights lawyer practicing in Washington, DC. He currently serves as the Assistant Director of Lawyer Chapters for the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy.
Emile Lester is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and International Affairs at the University of Mary Washington. He is the author of Teaching Religions: A Democratic Approach for Public Schools and A Triumph of Ideology Over Ideas.
Jennifer A. Lindholm is Assistant Vice Provost in UCLA's division of undergraduate education. Her most recent book is The Quest for Meaning and Wholeness: Spiritual and Religious Connections in the Lives of College Faculty (Jossey-Bass, 2014).
Benjamin P. Marcus is Special Advisor and Coordinator of the Foundation for Religious Literacy. He is also a religious literacy specialist with the Religious Freedom Center of the Newseum Institute and has developed religious literacy programs for public schools, universities, U.S. government organizations, and private foundations.
Paula Moore is Associate Vice President of ACCU. She was a finalist in 1996 for the Jesse H. Neal Awards, the most prestigious editorial honors in the field of specialized journalism.
Robert J. Nash has been a professor in the College of Education and Social Services, University of Vermont, Burlington, for 48 years. He is the founder and director of the graduate degree in Interdisciplinary Studies in Education and the co-founder of the Higher Education and Student Affairs Program.
Adina Newman is a doctoral candidate in Educational Administration and Policy Studies at the George Washington University.
Larry Nucci is Adjunct Professor of Human Development and Education at the University of California, Berkeley, and Professor Emeritus of Educational Psychology at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is the author or editor of seven books including Education in the Moral Domain (2001); Nice is Not Enough: Facilitating Moral Development (2009); and the Handbook of Moral and Character Education (with Darcia Narvaez and Tobias Krettenauer, 2014). He is the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Human Development.
Erik Owens is Associate Director of the Boisi Center and associate professor of the practice in theology and international studies at Boston College. He is the co-editor of three books: Gambling: Mapping the American Moral Landscape (2009), Religion and the Death Penalty: A Call for Reckoning (2004) and The Sacred and the Sovereign: Religion and International Politics (2003). At the American Academy of Religion, he chairs the Committee on the Public Understanding of Religion and leads its Public Scholars Project.
Julie J. Park is Assistant Professor of Education at the University of Maryland, College Park. She is the author of When Diversity Drops: Race, Religion, and Affirmative Action in Higher Education (2013).
Sharon Daloz Parks is a Senior Fellow at the Whidbey Institute and principal, Leadership for the New Commons. She is the author of Leadership Can Be Taught: A Bold Approach for a Complex World.
Eboo Patel is the Founder and President of Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC), a Chicago-based organization building the interfaith movement on college campuses. He is the author of the books Acts of Faith (2007), which won the Louisville Grawemeyer Award in Religion, and Sacred Ground (2012). He served on President Obama's inaugural Advisory Council of the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships..
Kevin R. Pregent is currently serving as an instructor at the Religious Freedom Center of the Newseum Institute in Washington, D.C, where he also served as a law and religion fellow. He is a contributing author to Religion in American Education: A Legal Encyclopedia.
Brendan W. Randall (b. 1966 - d. 2017), to whom this book is dedicated, was a Senior Consultant for Interfaith Youth Core, a non-profit organization devoted to working with higher education to promote interfaith cooperation as a social norm, and an advanced doctoral candidate at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Two of his last publications included a co-authored chapter in Teaching Interreligious Encounters entitled "The Case Study Method as a Means of Teaching About Pluralism" (OUP 2017) as well as an article in the Journal of Inter-Religious Studies entitled "Diana Eck's Concept of Pluralism as a Norm for Civic Education in a Religiously Diverse Democracy."
P. Jesse Rine currently serves as Assistant Provost at his alma mater, Grove City College.
Alyssa N. Rockenbach is Associate Professor of Higher Education at North Carolina State University. Dr. Rockenbach serves on the editorial boards of Research in Higher Education and Journal of Higher Education.
Charles J. Russo is the Joseph Panzer Chair in Education in the School of Education and Health Services, Director of its Ph.D. Program, and Adjunct Professor in the School of Law at the University of Dayton.
John Schmalzbauer is the Blanche Gorman Strong Chair in Protestant Studies in the Department of Religious Studies at Missouri State University. He is the author of People of Faith: Religious Conviction in American Journalism and Higher Education (2003).
Noah Silverman serves as Senior Director of Academic Initiatives at Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC), a Chicago-based organization working to help build the interfaith movement on college campuses.
Kate E. Soules is a curriculum specialist and instructor at the Religious Freedom Center of the Newseum Institute.
John Witte, Jr. is Robert W. Woodruff Professor of Law, McDonald Distinguished Professor, and director of the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory University. He edits Emory University Studies in Law and Religion and the Cambridge Law and Christianity Series, and coedits the Journal of Law and Religion.
Milton Gaither is Professor of Education at Messiah College and founding member and co-director of the International Center for Home Education Research. He is the author of History of American Education (2012); Homeschool: An American History (2008); and American Educational History Revisited: A Critique of Progress (2003). He has also published in the journals of the History of Education Quarterly, Theory and Research in Education, Education Next, and Educational Horizons.
Martin E. Marty is the Fairfax M. Cone Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of the History of Modern Christianity in the Divinity School where he taught for 35 years in the Divinity School, the Department of History, and the Committee on the History of Culture. Author of over fifty books, Marty has written the three-volume Modern American Religion. Other books are The One and the Many: America's Search for the Common Good; Education, Religion and the Common Good and Politics, Religion and the Common Good; Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Letters and Papers from Prison: A Biography; and his Righteous Empire won the National Book Award.