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a journal of analysis and comment advancing public understanding of religion and education
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Fall 2005, Vol. 32 No. 2

Contributors

Alyssa N. Bryant is an educational researcher at RTI International in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina and also serves as an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Higher Education at North Carolina State University in Raleigh. She received her Ph.D. in Higher Education and Organizational Change from the University of California, Los Angeles where she worked for five years at the Higher Education Research Institute (HERI). She currently collaborates as a research associate with her colleagues at HERI on a study entitled, Spirituality in Higher Education: A National Study of College Students’ Search for Meaning a Purpose, funded by the John Templeton Foundation. Her primary research interests include religious diversity on college campuses, the intersection of gender issues and spirituality in faith development, and the role of spiritual struggles in college students’ spiritual growth.
Email: anbryant@gmail.com

Connie R. Green is a professor in Language, Reading and Exceptionalities at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. She recently co-authored with Susan B. Oldendorf "Teaching Religious Diversity through Children’s Literature" in Childhood Education.
Email: greencr@appstate.edu

Ralph E. Lentz II holds a M. A. in History from Appalachian State University where he has taught World History courses for the past six years. His current research fields include New Testament studies, the Enlightenment, and U. S. cultural history.
Email: lentzre@appstate.edu

Joanne M. Marshall is an assistant professor in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at Iowa State University.   Her research focuses on the relationship between spirituality and the success of public school students, teachers, and administrators in their respective school roles.  A former high school English teacher, Professor Marshall holds a doctorate from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.  She is currently working on analyzing the roles of religious faith, practice, and congregational context in young adults’ postsecondary educational attainment. 
Email: jmars@iastate.edu

Sandra B. Oldendorf is an associate professor in Curriculum and Instruction at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. She recently co-authored with Connie R. Green "Teaching Religious Diversity through Children’s Literature" in Childhood Education.
Email: oldendorfsb@appstate.edu

Scott Andrew Schulz is a doctoral candidate in higher education organization and administration and research associate at the Center for the Study of Higher Education at The University of Arizona.  His interests concern a broad range of issues related to student development and access.
Email: sschulz@email.arizona.edu

[Editor’s Note: In one of those unusual coincidences, two articles in this issue were submitted from authors at the same institution Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. They submitted them to the journal unbeknownst to one another. They were submitted at different times and proceeded through the peer review process each at a different pace. Yet they emerged with recommendation for publication and come together to contribute unique and complementary perspectives for this issue].