a journal of analysis and comment
advancing public understanding of religion and education
Fall 2007, Vol. 34 No. 3
Brennan Breed is a doctoral student in Emory University's Graduate Division of Religion. He received his Masters of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary. Brennan's research interests include biblical Wisdom literature, Hebrew poetry, and the hermeneutical afterlives of biblical texts.
John J. Cecero, S. J. is a Jesuit priest and clinical psychologist. For the past ten years, he has been an Associate Professor of Psychology at Fordham University in New York City, and he is the Director of the Center for Spirituality and Mental Health at Fordham. He is also serving as Rector of the Jesuit Community at Fordham. His research focus is on spirituality as a protective factor in mental health overall, and more recently on its role in higher education.
Giselle B. Esquivel, Psy.D., ABPP is Professor in the School Psychology Program, Division of Psychological and Educational Services of the Graduate School of Education at Fordham University. Her research interests and publications are in positive psychology, namely resilience, creativity, spirituality, and culturally sensitive narrative methods.
Michael P. Evans is a Ph.D. candidate in Curriculum & Instruction at the Lynch School of Education at Boston College. Michael's research interests include community organizing, grassroots models of school reform, and the interactions between families, schools, and communities.
Sally A. C. Galman is an Assistant Professor of Education at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Her research interests include arts-based research, gender and the educational professions, and dimensions of identity, vocation, and narratives of self in occupational preparation.
Michael J. Maher is the author of The Educational Philosophy of the American Catholic Hierarchy in the 20th Century: An Analysis of Vatican and American Official Statements (Edwin Mellen Press, 2005). He has worked in Catholic education and Catholic campus ministry since 1989. He is currently a lay chaplain and part-time instructor in the School of Education at Loyola University Chicago. He worked as a lay Catholic campus minister in Missouri for six years before coming to Loyola in 1996. He earned a Masters Degree in religious education at the University of Kansas, a Masters Degree in pastoral studies at Loyola University Chicago, and a Ph.D. in education at Saint Louis University.
Shaun Pichler is currently a doctoral candidate at the School of Labor and Industrial Relations at Michigan State University where he has taught in the psychology department and School of Labor & Industrial Relations. Shaun graduated with High Honors from Michigan State with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, and with Dean’s High Honors from Loyola University Chicago with a Master of Science in Human Resource Management. Shaun has published articles in Behavior Research Methods, Instruments Computers, International Journal of Human Resource Management, Journal of Labor Research, Journal of Homosexuality, Journal of Managerial Psychology, and the Journal of Vocational Behavior, as well as a recent chapter on EEO and Diversity in the Oxford Handbook of HRM.
Kent Harold Richards is a Professor of Old Testament and Executive Director of the Society of Biblical Literature at Emory University. He is the author/editor of such diverse works as: Interpreting Hebrew Poetry, with David Petersen (1992); Old Testament Interpretation: Past, Present, and Future, edited with James Luther Mays, and David Petersen (1995); and edited a multi-volume series on North American Biblical Scholarship, as well as other articles and monographs. His primary areas of research are Hebrew poetry, translation theory, and teaching the Bible and sacred texts in secondary education.
Linda M. Sever is a doctoral alumna of the school psychology program at Loyola University Chicago. She is currently a school psychologist for the North Suburban Special Education District of Highland Park, IL. Her 2006 dissertation, Addressing the Needs of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Students in High Schools, was awarded the 2007 Paul H. Henkin Memorial Scholarship Award by the National Association of School Psychologists.