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a journal of analysis and comment advancing public understanding of religion and education
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Spring 2003, Vol. 30 No. 1


Alyssa N. Bryant is a doctoral candidate in the Higher Education and Organizational Change program at University of California, Los Angeles and a research analyst at UCLAís Higher Education Research Institute.

Mark A. Grey
is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Northern Iowa. He is also Director of the UNI New Iowans Program ( The New Iowans Program provides consultation, training and publications to Iowa communities, organizations and employers as they deal with the unique challenges and opportunities associated with influxes of immigrant and refugee newcomers. Dr. Grey received his Ph.D. in Applied Anthropology at the University of Colorado-Boulder. He has published extensively in academic journals on immigration in the Midwest. He has also published extensively for non-academic audiences. His handbooks include Welcoming New Iowans: A Guide for Citizens and Communities and Welcoming New Iowans: A Guide for Managers and Supervisors. With Dr. Anne Woodrick Dr. Grey also wrote Welcoming New Iowans: A Guide for Christians and Churches (produced with Ecumenical Ministries of Iowa). He lives in Cedar Falls, Iowa with his wife Mary and daughters Megan (9) and Julia Cameron (1).

Matt Kollasch
is a free-lance photographer based in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Mattís passion for music and travel along with years of experience working in schools and libraries have formed his core photographic interests. From this core he has branched out into a variety of areas that typify documentary and location photography utilizing available light; he primarily shoots Black & White film. Matt is currently working on the Roma Foto Projekt in Slovakia, which depicts the Roma (Gypsies) of Slovakia in their daily lives. Website:

Lawrence J. McAndrews is Professor of History at St. Norbert College in DePere, WI. He is the author of Broken Ground:John F. Kennedy and the Politics of Education as well as numerous articles in such publications as The Journal of Church and State, The Catholic Historical Review, and Presidential Studies Quarterly. He earned a Ph.D. in history from Georgetown University.

Christy D. Moran
is an Assistant Professor of Higher Education Administration at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Her research interests focus on issues related to spirituality and religion in higher education.

Robert J. Nash
is in his 35th year as Professor of Integrated Professional Studies at the University of Vermont, Burlington, and is a member of the Editorial Board of Religion and Education. His appointment crosses a number of areas, including Higher Education Administration, Foundations of Education, and Interdisciplinary Studies. 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 and books. He is also the author of six books in six years, including three on religion and education: Faith, Hype, and Clarity: Teaching About Religion in American Schools and Colleges, Teachers College Press, 1999; Religious Pluralism in the Academy: Opening the Dialogue; and Spirituality, Ethics, Religion, and Teaching: A Professorís Journey, both published by Peter Lang in 2002. His next book will be Personal Writing Matters: Telling Our Stories as Educators and Scholars.

Judy L. Rogers
is an associate professor in the College Student Personnel masterís program at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. She teaches courses primarily in organizational theory, leadership and, most recently, on spirituality and leadership. Her current publications explore the role of spirituality in leadership and campus life. She serves on the Editorial Board of the College Student Affairs Journal.

C. Carney Strange
is a professor of Higher Education and Student Affairs at Bowling Green State University (Ohio), where he has taught graduate courses since 1978 in student development, the impact of campus environments, spiritual development of college students, and qualitative research methods. A Senior Scholar in the American College Personnel Association, he contributes regularly to professional journals in the field and most recently co-authored Educating by Design: Creating Campus Learning Environments that Work (Jossey-Bass). Strange is a member of the board of trustees of Saint Xavier University (IL).

Dr. Anne Woodrick
is Associate Professor of Anthropology and Co-Director of the New Iowans Program at the University of Northern Iowa. She received her doctorate from the University of California, San Diego in 1989. Her recent research examines the role of religion in community development and mobilization among Latino immigrants in the Midwest. Earlier research focused on the religiosity of rural Mexican women and the variety of ways that religion permeates their daily lives.