Welcome to Religion & Education, a special interest group (SIG) of the American Education Research Association. We hope the following information is helpful to you in being an informed and engaged member of our collegial association.
We are now accepting nominations for the following positions on the SIG Board:
Assistant Chair/Chair-Elect (2 years)
Assistant Program Chair (1 year)
Secretary/Treasurer (1 year)
Executive Committee Members (2 open roles; 1 year)
To submit a nomination, please send the following to Kate Soules (email@example.com) and Liz Pope (firstname.lastname@example.org) by October 24:
Elections will take place in early 2023.
The Religion & Education SIG Award Committee is accepting nominations for its Emerging Scholar Award for an early career scholar who has made significant contributions to the field of religion and education. Nominees must be within the ten years of receiving their doctorate. Membership in AERA and/or the SIG is not a requirement for submission.
The Award Committee is also accepting nominations for its Distinguished Achievement Award for an individual who has made outstanding contributions and is still active in the field of religion and education. Nominees must have least 15 years’ experience in the field post-doctorate. Membership in AERA and/or the SIG is not a requirement for submission.
Nominations due: Monday, January 16, 2023
The purpose of the SIG is to report on, disseminate, and engage in academic dialogue about research on the intersections of education with divergent and emerging topics and issues involving religion, worldviews, and/or ethics. All types and levels of schooling, including but not limited to public, independent, faith-based, K-12 and/or higher education will be considered. The SIG encourages the presentation of high quality quantitative and/or qualitative research, as well as other types of academic interdisciplinary inquiry. The SIG welcomes a diversity of views, while not advocating specific positions regarding religion and education beyond respect for human dignity and respect for all persons.
The next AERA Annual Meeting will be held in Chicago, IL, Thursday, April 13, 2023 – Sunday, April 16, 2023, with a virtual component on May 4-5. The theme of the 2023 Annual Meeting is: “Interrogating Consequential Education Research in Pursuit of Truth.”
SIG sessions from the 2022 Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA
In order to participate in our special interest group (SIG) you will need to have (1) an active membership with the American Educational Research Association and (2) an active membership with SIG 84 Religion & Education. For directions on how to join both visit the AERA Membership page.
Membership Dues: Non-Students: $10 and Students: $5.
Special thanks to the friends and members of the Religion & Education SIG for sharing their accomplishments in our annual survey. Please read them in the April 25, 2022 Newsletter (Member Census & Accomplishments, 2021-2022)
Distinguished Achievement Award
Emerging Scholar Award
April 2022 Religion and Education SIG Newsletter (with member census and accomplishment)
To provide announcements or updates for the newsletter, please contact our graduate student representatives.
Dr. Kate E. Soules, Chair (5/1/21 – 4/30/23) — Religion & Education Collaborative, Boston, MA
Dr. Elizabeth Pope, Assistant Chair/Chair-Elect (6/15/21 – 4/30/23) — University of West Georgia, Carrolton, GA
Dr. Joshua Patterson, Program Chair (5/1/22 – 4/30/24) — SoundRocket, Athens, GA
Dr. Heidi Hadley ,Assistant Program Chair (5/1/22-4/30/23) — Missouri State University, Springfield, MO
Dr. Brett Bertucio,Secretary/Treasurer, (5/1/22 – 4/30/23) — Benedictine College, Atchinson, KS
Dr. Gayle Pagnoni, Executive Committee Member (5/1/22 – 4/30/23) — Independent Scholar
Dr. John Shekitka, Executive Committee Member (5/1/22 – 4/30/23) — Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY
Hisham Qureshi, Graduate Student Representative (5/1/22 – 4/30/22) — University of Georgia, Athens, GA
Luke Walden, Graduate Student Representative (5/1/22 – 4/30/22) — University of Memphis, Memphis, TN
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