American Educational Research Association
Religion & Education Special Interest Group (SIG)
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.
Purpose of the SIG:
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 Annual Meeting will be held in Chicago, IL, Thursday, April 13, 2023 – Sunday, April 16, 2023. 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
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)
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. 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) — Rice University, Houston, TX
Dr. John Shekitka Executive Committee Member (5/1/22 – 4/30/23) — Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY
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.
Distinguished Scholar Award
Emerging Scholar Award