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Anthony J. Gill

black hat MGH-croppedDistinguished Senior Fellow, Church-State
Professor of Political Science, University of Washington

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Anthony Gill is Professor of Political Science at the University of Washington.  He is the host of the Research on Religion Podcast that is supported by the Institute for Studies of Religion. He is author of Rendering Unto Caesar: The Catholic Church and the State in Latin America (Chicago 1998) and The Political Origins of Religious Liberty (Cambridge 2007). His research centers around church-state interactions and issues of religious freedom. Prof. Gill is currently studying how government welfare expenditures affect church attendance, how local land use regulations affect religious institutions, and the growing gap between religious and secular voters in the United States. He has presented his research at various universities including Harvard, Princeton, Emory, Duke, UCLA, MCGill, Koc University (Istanbul) and (of course) Baylor.


Glanzer, Perry

Resident Scholar, Religion, Ethics and Higher Education
Baylor University
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Perry L. Glanzer, Ph.D. came to Baylor in the Fall of 2002 after teaching for a year at two universities in Russia. His research and teaching interests include the study of moral education and the study of the relationship between religion, education and politics. He is the coauthor with Todd C. Ream of The Idea of a Christian College: A Rexamination for Today’s University (Cascade, 2013), Christianity and Moral Identity in Higher Education (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2009), and Christianity and Scholarship in Higher Education (Jossey-Bass, 2007), as well as the author of The Quest for Russia’s Soul (Baylor University Press, 2002).  He also recently co-edited Christian Higher Education: A Global Reconnaissance (Eerdmans, 2014) and Taking Captive Every Thought: Forty Years of Christian Scholar’s Review (Abilene Christian University Press, 2011).  In addition, he has authored or co-authored over seventy journal articles and book chapters on topics related to moral education, faith-based higher education, and the relationship between religion and education.  Prof. Glanzer currently teaches courses addressing Moral and Faith Development, Faith-Based Higher Education, and Religion and Education. He received his B.A. from Rice University in History and Political Science, an M.A. from Baylor in Church-State Studies, and his Ph.D. in Ethics from the University of Southern California. He and his wife live in Hewitt, TX with their two sons, Bennett and Cody.

 


Gluck, Andrew

ISR Non-Resident Fellow
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Andrew Gluck serves as President of Social Capital Valuations (SCV), a consulting firm dedicated to helping non-profit organizations change the conversation from outputs to outcomes, and to monetize those outcomes to calculate return on investment. SCV has teamed with Baylor ISR on a number of assignments to devise and implement performance measurement systems for faith-based nonprofit service organizations. Mr. Gluck has been a contributing author on a number of case studies conducted under the auspices of Baylor ISR, including two studies of a youth mentoring initiative called the Violence Free Zone, a case study on the collective impact of an association of faith and community organizations called Serve West Dallas, and Baylor Scott and White’s Health and Wellness Center.

Prior to establishing SCV, Mr. Gluck served a wide variety of governmental and non-profit sector funders and their grantees as a performance measurement / management consultant for more than 25 years. Mr. Gluck continues to introduce analytic models and performance measurement systems for his public-sector clients to support and encourage data driven decision-making and the use of evidence-based practices to improve results-oriented performance. Mr. Gluck was the principal author of an innovative approach for monetizing outcomes – Expected Value Return on Investment (EV-ROI) – to calculate the taxpayers’ and philanthropic foundations’ return on investment.

Mr. Gluck holds an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University and a bachelor’s degree from Brown University.


González, Alessandra L.

ISR Research Fellow
University of Chicago
Public Policy Studies

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Dr. Alessandra L.González is Postdoctoral Scholar and Lecturer in the Department of Economics at the University of Chicago and a Non-Resident Research Fellow at the Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. Previously, she was a Post-Doctoral Research Associate in the James Madison Program in the Department of Politics at Princeton University and a Research Fellow at the Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR) at Baylor University. Prior to this she worked as a post-doctoral research associate at John Jay College, CUNY. She received her Ph.D. and M.A. degrees in Sociology from Baylor University and received a B.A. in Sociology and Policy Studies from Rice University. She is the principal investigator of the Islamic Social Attitudes Survey Project (ISAS), a study in conjunction with Baylor ISR on Islamic Religiosity and Social Attitudes, including Women’s Rights Attitudes in the Arab Gulf Region. She has forthcoming book chapters in “Women’s Encounter with Globalization” (Frontpage Publications) and “Islam and International Relations: Mutual Perceptions” (Cambridge Scholars Publishing), publications in the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, the Annual Review of the Sociology of Religion, and an op-ed on Islamic Feminism in the Dallas Morning News. She has presented her research at the Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy’s Conference on “The Rights of Women in Islam,” the American Council for the Study of Islamic Societies, the Dialogue of Civilizations Conference hosted by the Institute for Interfaith Dialogue in Houston, the Gulf Research Conference at the University of Exeter, and various other academic settings. Her latest book manuscript is ‘Islamic Feminism in Kuwait: The Politics and Paradoxes’ (Palgrave Macmillan Press).


Grim, Brian J.

Non-Resident Scholar
President, Religious Freedom & Business Foundation
Religious Freedom & Business Foundation (RFBF)
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Brian Grim, Ph. D., is president of the Religious Freedom & Business Foundation and a leading scholar on international religious demography and the socio-economic impact of religious freedom. Brian’s recent widely reported research finds that religion contributes $1.2 trillion to the U.S. economy annually, more than the combined revenues of the top 10 technology U.S. companies including Apple, Amazon and Google. Brian is an affiliated scholar at Boston University’s Institute on Culture, Religion & World Affairs. Brian is recent chair of the World Economic Forum’s council on the role of faith and works closely with the United Nations “Business for Peace” platform. Brian is a Pennsylvania State University alumnus and author of numerous articles and books including The Price of Freedom Denied (Cambridge), World Religion Database (Brill), World’s Religions in Figures (Wiley) and Yearbook of International Religious Demography (Brill). He is also a TEDx Speaker and a Speaker at the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos.

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