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Faculty

Dr. Michael D. Waggoner


Professor
University of Northern Iowa

Waterloo, Iowa

Michael D. Waggoner, PhD, is professor of Education at the University of Northern Iowa, where he teaches in the Postsecondary Education: Student Affairs graduate program. His principal scholarly interests center on religion and spirituality in education. He is in his eighteenth year serving as editor for the peer-reviewed journal Religion & Education. He is also editor of the book series “Research in Religion and Education” for Routledge Books. He is a past chair of the Religion and Education Special Interest Group of the American Educational Research Association and is co-chair of the Religion in the Public Schools: International Perspectives Group of the American Academy of Religion. He is an invited member of the International Seminar on Religious Education and Values, an association of 240 scholars from thirty-six countries who study religion and education. His most recent books are the Oxford Handbook of Religion and American Education (Oxford University Press 2018); Religion in the Public Schools: Negotiating the New Commons (Rowman and Littlefield 2013); and Sacred and Secular Tensions in Higher Education (Routledge 2011).