Perry L. Glanzer, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Educational Administration
Fellow, Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion
Campus Contact Information:
School of Education
One Bear Place #97314
Waco, TX 76798-7314
Office: Marrs McLean Science Building 121
Ph.D., University of Southern California
M.A., Baylor University
B.A., Rice University
Moral and Faith Development
Christian Higher Education
Church-State Issues in Education
Philosophy of Education
Books and Monographs
Todd C. Ream & Perry L. Glanzer. The Idea of a Christian College: Expanded for the Contemporary University. Portland: Cascade, 2013.
Perry L. Glanzer & Todd C. Ream. Christianity and Moral Identity in Higher Education. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
Todd C. Ream & Perry L. Glanzer. Christian Faith and Scholarship: An Exploration of Contemporary Developments. ASHE-ERIC Higher Education Report. Jossey-Bass: San Francisco, 2007.
Perry L. Glanzer, The Quest for Russia's Soul: Evangelicals and Moral Education in Post-Communist Russia. Baylor University Press: Waco, TX, 2002.
Joel C. Carpenter, Perry L. Glanzer and Nick Lantinga, eds., Christian Higher Education: A Global Reconnaissance. Grand Rapids: MI: Eerdmans, 2014.
Don King, editor, Perry L. Glanzer, D.A. Hoekema, Jerry Pattengale, Todd C. Ream, and Todd Steen, co-editors. Taking Captive Every Thought: Forty Years of Christian Scholar's Review. Abilene, TX: Abilene Christian University Press, 2011.
Andrew J. Milson, Chara Haeussler Bohan, Perry L. Glanzer and J. Wesley Null, eds. Readings in American Educational Thought: From Puritanism to Progressivism. Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing, 2004. Revised Edition 2010.
Perry L. Glanzer, Jonathan Hill, and Todd Ream, "Changing Souls: Higher Education's Influence upon the Religious Lives of Emerging Adults," Emerging Adults' Religiousness And Spirituality: Meaning-Making In An Age Of Transition (152-70), eds. Carolyn Berry and Mona Abo-Zena. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014.
Perry L. Glanzer, "Resurrecting Universities with Soul: Christian Higher Education in Post-Communist Europe," Christian Higher Education: A Global Reconnaissance (163-90), eds. Joel Carpenter, Perry L. Glanzer and Nick Lantinga. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2014.
Perry L. Glanzer, "Will the Parent Abandon the Child? The Birth, Secularization and Survival of Christian Higher Education in Western Europe" in Christian Higher Education: A Global Reconnaissance (134-62), eds. Joel Carpenter, Perry L. Glanzer and Nick Lantinga. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2014.
Perry L. Glanzer, "Conclusion" in Christian Higher Education: A Global Reconnaissance (277-305), eds. Joel Carpenter, Perry L. Glanzer and Nick Lantinga. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2014.
Perry L. Glanzer, "Who Are We to Form Students? The Importance of Remembering Who We Are" in Building a Culture of Faith (pp. 109-24), eds. Cary Balzer and Rod Reed. Abilene, TX: Abilene Christian University Press, 2012.
Perry L. Glanzer, "Educational Freedom and Human Rights: Exploring the Tensions between the Interests and Rights of Parents, Children and the State" in Children's Rights: The Movement and the International Law (pp. 115-40), ed. Clark Powers. West Lafayette, IN: Purdue University Press, 2012.
Perry L. Glanzer, "Protestant Higher Education around the Globe: The Worldwide Spread and Contemporary State of Protestant Higher Education" in The International Handbook of Protestant Education (pp. 599-614), eds. William Jeynes and David Robinson. New York: Springer Press, 2012.
Perry L. Glanzer, "The Death and Resurrection of Protestant Higher Education in Europe: A Case Study" in The International Handbook of Protestant Education (pp. 195-224), eds. William Jeynes and David Robinson. New York: Springer Press, 2012.
Recent External Grants
Templeton Foundation, "Character Virtues and College Students: A Pilot Study," by Perry L. Glanzer (co-PI), Byron Johnson (co-PI), and Rodney Stark (co-PI).
Submitted: $903,807. Received: $903,807.
Templeton Foundation, "College Students' Search for Meaning and Purpose: What Role Does Student and Institutional Religious Identity Play," by Perry L. Glanzer (PI) and Jonathan Hill. 2012-2013.
Submitted: $95,039. Received: $95,039.
Recent Journal Publications
Perry L. Glanzer & Jonathan Hill, "Why Most American Universities Have Given up on Human Purpose and Meaning: A Critical Exploration of the Historical Story," Journal of Values and Beliefs 34, 3 (2013): 289-99.
Phil Davignon, Perry L. Glanzer, and Jesse Rine, "Assessing the Denominational Identity of American Evangelical Colleges and Universities, Part III: The Student Experience," Christian Higher Education 12, 5 (2013): 315-30.
Perry L. Glanzer, "Saving Democratic Education from Itself: Why We Need Homeschooling," Peabody Journal of Education (2013): 342-54.
Perry L. Glanzer, "Dispersing the Light: The Status of Christian Higher Education around the Globe," Christian Scholar's Review 43 (2013): 321-43.
Jesse Rine, Perry L. Glanzer & Phil Davignon, "Assessing the Denominational Identity of American Evangelical Colleges and Universities, Part II: Faculty Perspectives and Practices," Christian Higher Education 12, 4 (2013): 243-65.
Perry L. Glanzer, "Giving Christian Universities a Scarlet Letter: Examining the Canadian Association of University Teachers' Opposition to Faith-Based Hiring," Religious Education 108, 2 (2013): 148-163.
Perry L. Glanzer, Jesse Rine, & Phil Davignon, "Assessing the Denominational Identity of American Evangelical Colleges and Universities, Part I: Denominational Patronage and Institutional Policy," Christian Higher Education 12, 3 (2013): 182-202.
Perry L. Glanzer, "God's Comeback in the Post-Communist University System: The Contours of Private Christian Higher Education in Eastern Europe," International Studies in Education 13, 1 (2013): 1-11.
Perry L. Glanzer, "The First Ukrainian Christian University: The Rewards and Challenges of Being an Eastern Anomaly," Christian Higher Education 11, 5 (2012): 320-30.
Perry L. Glanzer, "The Role of the State in the Secularization of Christian Higher Education: A Case Study of Eastern Europe," Journal of Church and State 53, 2 (2011): 161-82.
Perry L. Glanzer, "The Wall between Student Affairs and Faith-Based Student Organizations: Cautions and Considerations Regarding Peter Magolda's Proposal for an Unholy Alliance," Journal of College and Character 12, 3 (2011 September): 1-8.
Perry L. Glanzer, Joel A. Carpenter, & Nick Lantinga, "Looking for God in the University: Examining Trends in Global Christian Higher Education," Higher Education, 61, 6 (2011): 721-55.
Perry L. Glanzer, "Moving Beyond Value or Virtue Added: Transforming Colleges and Universities for Redemptive Moral Development," Christian Scholar's Review 39, 4 (2010): 379-400.
Recent Magazine Publications
Perry L. Glanzer, "How to Save the Christian College" (cover story), Christianity Today (March 2012): 18-23.
Perry L. Glanzer, "Disestablishing Sex: The Case for Released-Time Sex Education," Phi Delta Kappan (September 2011): 59-61.
Perry L. Glanzer, "Incorporating Religious Traditions into Moral Education--The Case of Christian College and Universities: A Research Snapshot," Developments 9, 3 (2011): online.
2008-2009 Outstanding Professor in Recognition of Scholarship
Courses Taught (August 2002-present)
EDC 6345 Christian Faith and Education (grad)
EDC 6330 The History of American Education (grad)
EDC 5391 Social Foundations in Education (grad)
EDC 5V95 Special Problems in Education: Moral Education (grad)
EDC/CHS 5385 Religion and Education in America (grad)
EDA 5374 Moral and Faith Development (grad)
EDA 5399 Faith-Based Higher Education (grad)
BIC 3358 Examined Life II: Biblical Heritage and Contemporary Ethical Issues
CHS 4360 Religion and the Body Politic
CHS 4V13 Readings in Church and State
CHS/PHI 4385 Religious Ethics in Liberal Democracies
CHS 2304 Church-State Separation and Religious Liberty
TED 3380 Social Issues in Education: Character Education and Its Critics
TED 2380 Educational Thought in the Western World
TED 2381 American Educational Thought