For God and Country symposium: Jonathan Ebel Lecture, (April 5, 2017) - YouTube https://t.co/jQqiKlpd2O
Robert D. Rubin on Judicial Review & the Religious Right @RoRcast https://t.co/C5N6jcfrxK
George Whitefield’s Gospel-Centered Hymn Book https://t.co/XCW5Y9l9Ny @ThomasSKidd via @tgc
The many resurrections of Chinese Christianity - Philip Jenkins @ChristianCent https://t.co/XXvKByoVkX
An Antipoverty Agenda for Public Health | Jeff Levin https://t.co/FgKF9TtUzD
Steven Pfaff on the World of 1517 @RoRcast https://t.co/mDyidy0M2R
George Whitefield’s Gospel-Centered Hymn Book | Thomas Kidd at @TGC https://t.co/zB2u47TWgA
Andrew Chesnut on Santa Muerte @RoRcast https://t.co/QJH1522SW7
Alternative Scriptures: Melville's "Lost Gnostic Poem" https://t.co/iVGtfaVjrU Philip Jenkins, @anxious_bench
Israel and the Role of Place in Christian Faith | Thomas Kidd @TGC https://t.co/kxbfgfLj1C

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Pagano, Maria

ISR Non-Resident Research Fellow
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatrym-pagano
Schubert Center for Child Studies
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Maria Pagano Vitae

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Dr. Pagano is Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, Division of Child Psychiatry, at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Her primary research interests focus on the conditions that impact the course of addiction recovery among adult and youth populations, including medication-assisted treatment, 12-step facilitated treatment, psychiatric comorbidity, stressful life events, and social networks. She has been a Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator in over fifteen federally-funded clinical investigations, ten clinical trials, and several clinical training grant awards. She has been the Senior Statistician on 6 R01, longitudinal, naturalistic studies of clinical populations with Axis I and Axis II disorders. I have extensive experience overseeing biostatistics of large-scale, multi-site investigations, such as the Collaborative Longitudinal Study of Personality Disorders


Pargament, Kenneth

Non-Resident Scholar, Health
Bowling Green State University
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Dr. Pargament’s nationally and internationally known research addresses religious beliefs and health. His current research program addresses how elderly people who struggle with their religious beliefs and hold negative perceptions about their relationships with God and life meaning have an increased risk of death, even after controlling for physical and mental health and demographic characteristics. He also studies the process by which people create perceptions about the sanctity of aspects of their life activities and the beneficial effects of “sanctification” for individual and interpersonal well-being.

A strong emphasis on this work is how individuals and couples “sanctify” their marriage and how that sanctification is a strong predictor of marital quality and stability. Dr. Pargament won the 2000 Virginia Staudt Sexton Mentoring Award from the American Psychological Association for his generous work in encouraging both faculty, undergraduate, and graduate research in the psychology of religion.


Park, Jerry

Resident Scholarjzp 0314
Baylor University
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Dr. Jerry Park is an associate professor of sociology and an affiliate fellow of the Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion. He graduated from the University of Virginia with a psychology degree and earned his masters and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Notre Dame. His research interests include racial and religious minority experiences, prejudice and discrimination, identity, cultural ideology and cultural capital, and civic participation. Recent publications have covered racial stratification attitudes, the role of religion and entrepreneurial and work behavior, religious media consumption, religious attitudes of academic scientists, and Asian-American religiosity. Currently his research focuses on racial stereotypes, perceived anti-Muslim discrimination, Asian American Catholicism, and comparing Asian American religious beliefs. His undergraduate teaching is in racial and ethnic inequalities, and at the graduate level, he teaches seminars on the sociology of religiosity, the sociology of religion, race, and gender, and writing for publication.


Parsons, Mikeal

Resident Scholar, Philosophy
Professor of Religion, Baylor University
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Dr. Mikeal Parsons, a renowned religion scholar at Baylor University, believes research is key to a successful and fulfilling undergraduate career.

Dr. Parsons started out studying Greek at Campbell University, located in Parsons’ home state of North Carolina. But he soon found himself drawn to the ministry, despite his “love [of] language.” He changed his major to philosophy and religion and then decided to go to seminary at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he earned an M.Div and Ph.D. He has taught at Baylor since 1986.


Pfaff, Steven

Non-Resident Scholar, Historical Sociologypfaff.steven
University of Washington
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Pfaff’s current research projects explore the dynamics of spontaneous mobilization in repressive states, religiously-based collective action, the emergence and diffusion of Evangelicalism in 16th Century Central Europe, the causes of mutiny in Britain’s Royal Navy during the age of sail, mosque-state relations and their consequences for Muslims in Western polities, and the political process of secularization in Europe during the 19th and 20th Centuries.

Steven Pfaff is Associate Professor of Sociology and Directer of the Center for West European Studies (CWES) in the Jackson School of International Studies. He works broadly in comparative and historical sociology, with substantive interests in collective action and social movements, religion, and politics.


Polson, Edward C.

Clay-1lrResident Scholar, Religion and Civic Life
Baylor University
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Edward C. Polson is an Assistant Professor in the Baylor University School of Social Work. Dr. Polson holds a Ph.D. in sociology from Baylor University. He also holds an M.Div. from George W. Truett Theological Seminary and an M.S.W. from Baylor University.

Dr. Polson’s scholarly interests include the intersection of religion and civic life, the community involvement of religious congregations, social and political movements and the work of faith-based agencies, non-profit organizations and voluntary associations. In addition, Dr. Polson has been involved in applied and evaluative research with religious organizations and non-profit social service organizations in Texas, Tennessee, Louisiana, and Pennsylvania.

 


Post, Stephen G.

Non-Resident Senior Scholar, Altruism
Stony Brook University
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Stephen G. Post, Ph.D.  is a public speaker on topics including the health benefits of helping others, the spirit of  philanthropy, and compassion in healthcare. He is a best-selling author who has taught at the University of Chicago Medical School, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine (1988-2008), and Stony Brook University School of Medicine (2008-), where he is Founding Director of the Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care, and Bioethics (designated as a special strength of the Stony Brook School of Medicine by the LCME visiting committee 2011). He is an elected member of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, the New York Academy of Medicine, and the Royal Society of Medicine, London.


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