Institute for Religion and Education

The mission of the Institute for Religion and Education is to promote the study of and education about Constitutionally appropriate treatment of religion in public schools and higher education in the areas of teaching, research, curriculum, and policy.  It is the editorial home of the peer-reviewed journal, Religion & Education, published by Taylor and Francis and of the book series, Research on Religion and Education, published by Routledge.  The Institute also sponsors activities and collaborates in projects in support of its mission.

 

 

 

Journal


Religion & Education is a journal of analysis and comment with the purpose of advancing public understanding and dialogue on issues at the intersections of religion and education. These issues emerge in various venues; manuscripts are invited from work in any such arena: public or private education at elementary, secondary, or higher education institutions; non-school or community organizations and settings; and formal or informal organizations or groups with religion or spirituality as an integral part of their work. Articles are invited from diverse methodological approaches and theoretical and ideological perspectives. Some articles are solicited, but unsolicited articles are encouraged. Unsolicited manuscripts are put through a peer review process. Opinions expressed by contributors do not necessarily reflect those of the editors or publisher. This journal does not address the work of formal religious institutions including churches, synagogues, mosques, and temples. Rather, it focuses on the beliefs and values arising from all traditions as they come into contact with educational work in the public square. Further information about the journal can be found here

 

 

 

Book Series


The Routledge Research in Religion and Education series aims at advancing public understanding and dialogue on issues at the intersections of religion and education. These issues emerge in various venues and proposals are invited from work in any such arena: public or private education at elementary, secondary, or higher education institutions; non-school or community organizations and settings; and formal or informal organizations or groups with religion or spirituality as an integral part of their work. Book proposals are invited from diverse methodological approaches and theoretical and ideological perspectives. This series does not address the work of formal religious institutions including churches, synagogues, mosques, and temples. Rather, it focuses on the beliefs and values arising from all traditions as they come into contact with educational work in the public square. Further information about the book series can be found here

 

 

 

Collaborations


Newseum Institute

 



Director

 

Michael D. Waggoner, Ph.D., is Professor of Education at the University of Northern Iowa where he teaches in the Postsecondary Education:  Student Affairs graduate program. His principal scholarly interests center on religion and spirituality in education.  He is in his 16th year serving as Editor for the peer-reviewed journal, Religion & Education.  He is also Editor of the book series, Research in Religion and Education for Routledge Books.  He is a Past Chair of the Religion and Education Special Interest Group of the American Educational Research Association and is the current co-chair of the Religion in the Public Schools:  International Perspectives Group of the American Academy of Religion.  He is an invited member of the International Seminar on Religious Education and Values, an association of 240 scholars from 36 countries who study religion and education.  His most recent books are Sacred and Secular Tensions in Higher Education published by Routledge, and Religion in the Public Schools:  Negotiating the New Commons published by Rowman and Littlefield.  Currently he is co-editor for The Oxford Handbook on Religion and American Education to be published by Oxford University Press in 2016.

 

 

 

Contact info:


Michael D. Waggoner
Professor and Director
University of Northern Iowa
23 Bartlett
Cedar Falls, IA 50614
(T) 319-273-3139
(F) 319-273-5175