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a journal of analysis and comment advancing public understanding of religion and education
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Spring 2008
Vol. 35 No. 2


Alyssa N. Bryant is Assistant Professor of Adult and Higher Education at North Carolina State University. Her research centers on the spiritual development of college students and issues of religious pluralism and spirituality in higher education.

Francis Dominic Degnin is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religion at the University of Northern Iowa, where he teaches and serves the community in medical ethics.  His research interests encompass philosophy and the humanities, with particular interest in medical ethics, questions of death and dying, and the application of Emmanuel Levinas’ thought to basic human and ethical questions.  He earned six college degrees, including a Doctorate in Philosophy from Vanderbilt University, a Master’s in Philosophy from Villanova University, a Master’s in Pastoral Ministry from Seattle University, and undergraduate degrees in Philosophy, Psychology, Religion, and Mathematics.  He also completed two years of full time clinical training at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville.

Julia Kellman is an Associate Professor of Art Education and an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She teaches in the School of Art and Design and School of Medicine and facilitates a weekly art class for people with HIV/AIDS at a local hospital. Her research focus is on the use of art in personal and social healing and the place of personal narrative in those processes.

Xaé Alicia Reyes is Associate Professor at the University of Connecticut-Storrs, in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, with a joint appointment between the Neag School of Education and the Puerto Rican and Latino Studies Institute. Her book, How the Language and Culture of Scholars Affects Their Choice of Subjects and Methods: Investigating the Researchers' Habits of Mind (Edwin Mellen Press, 2006) includes a chapter on the intersections between church and civic engagement. 

Charles J. Russo, M.Div., J.D., Ed.D., is the Joseph Panzer Chair in Education in the School of Education and Allied Professions and Adjunct Professor in the School of Law at the University of Dayton. The 1998-99 President of the Education Law Association, he has almost 700 publications on, and spoken extensively about, a wide array of topics in Education Law in the United States and twenty-one countries on six continents. He has a particular interest in the relationship between law, religion, and education.

Adam Stewart is a PhD student in Religious Studies at the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, and is a recipient of the Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship, awarded by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).