a journal of analysis and comment
advancing public understanding of religion and education
Fall 2002, Vol. 29 No. 2
Liam Corleyis a doctoral candidate in English at the University of California, Riverside. He has directed summer linguacultural exchange programs at universities in China and taught in a variety of institutions in the U.S. and abroad. Mr. Corley was formerly the Assistant to the President and interim Chief of Staff for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA.
Michael J. Maher is the author of Being Gay and Lesbian
in a Catholic High School: Beyond the Uniform (Harrington Park Press, 2001).
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.
Nicholas Miller is an attorney with the Sidley, Austin,
Brown & Wood law firm in Los Angeles, California.
Mark Osler is an Assistant Professor at Baylor Law School
and a former Assistant United States Attorney.
Alberto López Pulido is an Associate Professor of
American Studies at the west campus of Arizona State University and an
affiliated faculty member in Religious Studies and research associate at the
Hispanic Research Center on the Tempe campus.
Jan Resseger serves as Minister for Public Education and Witness in the
United Church of Christ Justice and Witness Ministries. The UCC is the only
mainline Protestant denomination with a staff portfolio in public education
justice in the tradition of the UCC’s Congregationalist forebears who were
instrumental in establishing universal, compulsory education in this country,
and in the tradition of the American Missionary Association that founded schools
across the South During and after the Civil War as the path to full citizenship
for freed slaves. Jan staffs a denomination-wide public education task force
whose members have engaged in immersion discernment visits to public schools in
Philadelphia, Cleveland, Phoenix, Portland, Oregon, and rural North Carolina.
This group has created resources highlighting the widespread school finance
crisis in all these places and raising concerns about how the church can best
advocate for schools that welcome children from all races and all cultures.
Lane V. Sunderland is Chancie Booth Ferris Professor of
Political Science at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois. He has authored books
and articles on various aspects of the Constitution and Bill of Rights. He has
served as a U.S. Supreme Court Judicial Fellow and was Director of Educational
Programs for the Bicentennial of the United States Constitution. He has served
as an expert witness in Federal District Court and before the Attorney General’s
Commission on Pornography. Sunderland recently received the Caterpillar Prize
for distinguished scholarship, teaching and service from Knox College.
Dara Wakefield serves as an associate professor in the
Charter School of Education and Human Sciences at Berry College in Georgia. His
teaching experience in public, private and religious settings in the United
States and South Korea spans more than twenty-five years.