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 2022 Annual Meeting will take place in San Diego, California from Friday, April 22 – to Monday, April 25, 2022. For information about the 2021 annual meeting visit the program meeting schedule to search for the Religion & Education SIG events scheduled from April 6–12, 2021.
Special thanks to the friends and members of the Religion & Education SIG for registering their accomplishments in our annual survey. Please read them in the April 11, 2021 Newsletter (Members’ Accomplishments 2019–2021).
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. Charles J. Russo, J.D., Program Chair (5/1/20 – 4/30/23), University of Dayton, Dayton, OH
Dr. P. Jesse Rine, Assistant Program Chair (5/1/20 – 4/30/23), North Greenville University, Tigerville, SC
Dr. Shereen Bhalla, Secretary/Treasurer (5/1/21 – 4/30/22), Hindu American Foundation, Washington, DC
Dr. Allie Blosser, Executive Committee Member (5/1/21 – 4/30/22), High Point, NC
Dr. Gayle Pagnoni, Executive Committee Member (5/1/21 – 4/30/22), Rice University, Houston, TX
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.
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