a journal of analysis and comment
advancing public understanding of religion and education
Winter 2007, Vol. 34 No. 1
René Antrop-González is Assistant Professor of
Curriculum and Instruction/Second Language Education at the University of
Wisconsin-Milwaukee. His research interests are in critical pedagogy in second
language education, small high school reform, Puerto Rican/Latino sociology of
education, and qualitative inquiry.
Mark Chancey is an Associate Professor of Religious
Studies in Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences at Southern Methodist
University. A biblical scholar, he is the author of two books on the archaeology
of Galilee: The Myth of a Gentile Galilee (Society for New Testament
Studies Monograph Series 118, Cambridge University Press, 2002) and Greco-Roman
Culture and the Galilee of Jesus (Society for New Testament Studies
Monograph Series 134, Cambridge University Press, 2005). His recent research has
focused on the issue of Bible courses in public schools. He has written two
reports on the topic, both available at the Texas Freedom Network website (www.tfn.org):
The Bible and Public Schools: The National Council on Bible Curriculum in
Public Schools (2005) and Reading, Writing, and Religion: Teaching the
Bible in Texas Public Schools (2006).
Tomás Garrett is a Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Fellow and
is currently a doctoral student in the urban studies department at the
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He received his Master’s degree in
sociology from the University of Illinois at Chicago and his undergraduate
degree in sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. His main area of
study is the sociology of education with an emphasis on Latino high school
student’s academic achievement.
Boris Handal has taught in schools and universities for
over twenty-five years in Australia, Asia and Latin America. He has written
extensively on a variety of educational issues in professional journals in USA,
United Kingdom, Australia, Latin America and Southeast Asia. Born in Peru, Boris
earned a MEd from Edith Cowan University and a EdD from the University of
William H. Jeynes is a Professor of Education at
California State University in Long Beach and a Non-resident Scholar at Baylor
University. He has graduate degrees from Harvard University and the University
of Chicago. Dr. Jeynes has written numerous books and articles on religious
education and educational history. His most recent book, American Educational
History: School, Society, and the Common Good (Sage Publications) was
published in January. His articles have appeared in Teacher’s College
Record, two Harvard University journals, Elementary School Journal,
Cambridge Journal of Education, Journal of Negro Education, and
many other academic journals. Dr. Jeynes has worked with the Harvard Family
Research Project and is a member of the International Network of Scholars based
at Johns Hopkins University. He is a well-known public speaker, having spoken in
nearly every state in the country and in every inhabited continent. Dr. Jeynes
has received various awards and honors including the Rosenberger Award at the
University of Chicago and admission into Marquis’ Who’s Who in the World. He
has been married twenty-one years to his wife, Hyelee, and has three children.
Wendy Naylor recently received her doctorate in education from the University of Chicago. Her thesis examined the educational thought and work of Abraham Kuyper. She has previously founded two schools in Amsterdam,Netherlands and worked as an elementary school teacher and principal there. She has also served as a principal for an elementary school in Chicago, Illinois. She is married and has one daughter.
Jenny L. Small is a doctoral candidate at the Center for
the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education at the University of Michigan.
She received her Masters Degree in Student Personnel Administration at Teachers
College. Jenny’s research interests include the interplay between religious
affiliation and spiritual identity.
William Vélez is Professor of Sociology and Urban Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. His scholarship is broadly focused on educational and urban issues with specialized research interests in Latino urban populations. He is currently studying the retention process of African American and Latino students enrolled in charter high schools in the city of Milwaukee.