Vol. 28 No. 1   Spring 2001


Susan L. Douglass, Principal Writer and Researcher for the Council on Islamic Education, is author of the study Teaching About Religion in National and State Social Studies Standards discussed in this article. She works in the fields of social studies curriculum, instructional design, and textbook review. Publications include Strategies and Structures for Presenting World History (Amana Publications,1994), articles, a number of teaching resources available through www.cie.org, and a series of supplementary units on Islam and Muslim culture for grades K-6.
Email: sldamer@aol.com

Scott Ellis Ferrin is an Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership and Foundations and an Adjunct Professor of Law at Brigham Young University. He is also the Faculty Advisor to the Brigham Young University Journal of Education and Law, a national peer-reviewed law review on legal and policy issues in education. He received his B.A. and J.D. degrees from BYU and his M.Ed. and Ed.D. degrees from Harvard University. He teaches and researches on school law and related constitutional issues. His current research interests include language policy in education, church and state issues internationally; constitutional issues that affect schools; political aspects of education; and the role of in-house lobbyists in higher education.
Email: ferrin@byu.edu

David L. Gregory, a graduate of the Yale Law School, is an active labor arbitrator and mediator. He has taught labor and constitutional law at the St. John's University School of Law in New York City since 1982.
Email: gregoryd@stjohns.edu

Linda Lantieri is a former Fulbright scholar and an internationally known keynote speaker with over thirty years of experience as an elementary school teacher, middle school administrator, and university professor. Currently she is the director of one of the country's largest research-based K-12 programs in social and emotional learning, the Resolving Conflict Creatively Program (RCCP), an effort of Educators for Social Responsibility (See these websites: www.esrnational.org and www.casel.org). She has been a senior scholar at the Fetzer Institute, serves in a leadership capacity for the Collaborative to Advance Social and Emotional Learning, and is the coauthor, with Janet Patti, of Waging Peace in Our Schools (Boston: Beacon Press, 1996).
Email: llantieri@worldnet.att.net

Clifford Mayes, an assistant professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Foundations at Brigham Young University, received the Ph.D. in the Cultural Foundations of Education from the University of Utah (1997). His research revolves around the psycho-spiritual dimensions of the teacher's sense of calling. He has just completed a book, Teaching the Mysteries (and the Mysteries of Teaching), which examines spiritually grounded teaching from a wide variety of religious and cultural perspectives.
Email: cliff_mayes@byu.edu

Robert J. Nash is in his 33rd year as Professor of Integrated Professional Studies at the University of Vermont, Burlington. His appointment crosses a number of areas, including Higher Education Administration, Foundations of Education, and Interdisciplinary Studies, and he teaches such courses as philosophy of education, character education, applied ethics, and religion, spirituality, and education. Trained as a philosopher of education, Nash has written over 100 articles, chapters, and monographs for major professional journals. He is also the author, most recently, of four books in five years, including two on religion and education that relate directly to the content in his article.
Email: rnash@zoo.uvm.edu

Charles J. Russo is Professor of Education in the Department of Educational Leadership and Adjunct Professor in the School of Law at the University of Dayton. He received a B.A. in1972 at St. John's University, an M. Div. in 1978 from the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception, a J.D. in 1983 from St. John's University and an Ed.D. in 1989 from St. John's University. A past president of the Education Law Association, he has taught primarily education law since beginning his full-time career in higher education in 1989.
Email: charles.russo@notes.dayton.edu

Iris M. Yob is currently the Academic Coordinator at Ralph A. Collins Living-Learning Center, Indiana University, Bloomington. She has written on topics in philosophy of education, religious education, arts education, and women's studies. She is author of Keys to Teaching Children About God (1996), Keys to Interfaith Parenting (1998) and an ebook, Frequently Asked Questions about Interfaith Parenting (MightWords.com, 2001). She has appeared as the guest on radio talk shows (Wisconsin Public Radio and National Public Radio) talking about interfaith religious education.
Email: iyob@indiana.edu