Dr. Michael D. Waggoner

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).