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Winter 2007, Vol. 34 No. 1

Contributors

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.
Email: antrop@uwm.edu

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).
Email: mchancey@smu.edu

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.
Email: garrettt@uwm.edu

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 Sydney.
Email: b.handal@uws.edu.au

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.
Email: whjuchicago@yahoo.com

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.
Email: wfnaylor@uchicago.edu

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.
Email: jlsmall@umich.edu

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.
Email: velez@uwm.edu