a journal of analysis and comment
advancing public understanding of religion and education
Fall 2006, Vol. 33 No. 3
Lynn A. Brantis Associate Professor of Geology at the University of Northern Iowa where he has taught for the past 24 years. He holds degrees, including a doctorate in earth science, from The Pennsylvania State University. He has also worked on air quality and environmental impacts of coal-fired power plants and associated facilities in Montana as well as environmental issues in Iowa. Also trained in biology, he has conducted research on diatoms; having described and named several species new to science.
John Angus Campbell is Senior Affiliate Faculty in the
Department of Communication at the University of Memphis and Fellow, Discovery
Institute, Seattle, Washington. Prior to his retirement in May, 2005 he was
Professor and Director of Graduate Studies. Professor Campbell is one of the
founders of the rhetoric of science as an area of academic study, is past
President of the American Association for the Rhetoric of Science and Technology
and current second Vice President. He is twice winner of the NCA1s Golden
Monograph award for distinguished scholarship (1971, 1987); has received: the
James Madison prize of the Freedom of Speech Section of the Southern States
Communication Association (2005), the Oleg Ziman award for best essay (Journal
of Interdisciplinary Studies, 2003), the Communication Educator of the Year
award (2001), and the Communicator of the Year award (2004) from the Tennessee
State Communication Association. With Stephen C. Meyer he is editor of Darwin,
Design and Public Education, (University of Michigan Press, 2003).
Taz Daughtrey is an instructor in the College of
Integrated Science and Technology at James Madison University in Harrisonburg,
Virginia, where he teaches introductory general-education science courses to
preservice teachers. A former high-school science teacher, he is currently also
active in the universityís Institute for Higher Order Thinking.
Guy Lancaster is the assistant editor of the Encyclopedia
of Arkansas History and Culture (http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net), a
project of the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, and a student in the Heritage
Studies Ph.D. program at Arkansas State University. He holds a BA and MA in
English and an MA in theology. In addition, he is also author of the novel The
Queen of Purgatory (Chenaulty and Gray, 2005) and has published fiction and
non-fiction in a variety of journals. He currently lives in North Little Rock
with his wife, Anna.
Robert E. Money, Jr. is an Associate Professor of
Philosophy at Millikin University. He received his BA from Furman University,
his JD from Emory University School of Law, and his Ph.D. from the University of
Iowa. His teaching and research interests include ethical theory, political
philosophy and philosophy of religion, as well as the modern and contemporary
periods of the history of philosophy. He is Director of the Pre-Law Program at
Millikin and is faculty advisor to Millikinís moot court teams.
Robert J. Nash has been a professor in the College of Education and Social Services, University of Vermont, Burlington, for 37 years. He specializes in philosophy of education, ethics, higher education, and religion, spirituality, and education. He holds graduate degrees in English, Theology/Religious Studies, Applied Ethics and Liberal Studies, and Educational Philosophy. He holds faculty appointments in teacher education, higher education administration, and interdisciplinary studies in education. He administers the Interdisciplinary Masterís Program, and he teaches ethics, religion, higher education, and philosophy of education courses, as well as scholarly personal narrative writing seminars, across four programs in the college, including the doctoral program in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. He has published more than 100 articles, book chapters, monographs, and essay book reviews in many of the leading journals in education at all levels. He is a member of the editorial board for the journal of Religion & Education, and one of its frequent contributors. Since 1996, he has published seven books, several of them national award winners: "Real World" Ethics: Frameworks for Educators and Human Service Professionals (1st and 2nd editions); Answering the "Virtuecrats": A Moral Conversation on Character Education; Faith, Hype, and Clarity: Teaching About Religion in American Schools and Colleges; Religious Pluralism in the Academy: Opening the Dialogue; Spirituality, Ethics, Religion, and Teaching: A Professorís Journey; and Liberating Scholarly Writing: The Power of Personal Narrative. He presently has a book out for review, co-authored with Professor Penny Bishop, Middle-Level educator, whose working title is Teaching Adolescents Religious Literacy in a Post-9/11 World. He is finishing up a contracted book with Jossey-Bass/Wiley tentatively titled "Rekindling the Fire of Conversation: How toTalk About Controversial Topics Across Campus Without Getting Burned." He has done a variety of consultancies throughout the country for a number of human service organizations and colleges and universities. He has also made a series of major presentations at national conferences and at universities on the topics of ethics, character education, religious pluralism, personal narrative scholarship, and moral conversation. In 2003, he was named University Scholar in the Social Sciences and the Humanities at The University of Vermont.
Charles J. Russo, M.Div. J.D., Ed.D., Panzer Chair in
Education and Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Dayton, specializes
in the area of Education Law. Russo has written, and spoke extensively on
Education Law in the United States and 19 other nations.