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
Perry L. Glanzer, Nathan Alleman, and Todd C. Ream, Freeing the University: Christian Higher Education for a Post-Christian Culture. Downers Grove, IL: Intervarsity Press, forthcoming 2017.
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.
Recent Book Chapters
Perry L. Glanzer, “Finding the gods in Public School: A Christian Deconstruction of Character Education” in Education and Religion: Major Themes in Education, edited by Philip Barnes and James Arthur. New York: Routledge Taylor Francis, 2016.
Perry L. Glanzer, “Taking the Tournament of Worldviews Seriously in Education: Why Teaching about Religion is Not Enough,” in Education and Religion: Major Themes in Education, edited by Philip Barnes and James Arthur. New York: Routledge Taylor Francis, 2016.
Perry L. Glanzer, “The Heart of Purpose: The Major Difference behind Students’ Answers to One of Life’s Biggest Questions” A Faith for the Generations: How Collegiate Experience Impacts Faith, eds. Timothy W. Herrmann, Kristen D. Tenhaken, Hannah M. Adderley, and Morgan K. Morris. Abilene, TX: Abilene Christian University Press, 2015.
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
Hongwei Yu, Perry L. Glanzer, Byron Johnson, Rishi Sriram, Byron R. Johnson, & Brandon Moore, “What Contributes to College Students’ Cheating? A Study of Individual Factors,” Ethics and Behavior (forthcoming)
Jessica Robinson & Perry L. Glanzer, “Building a Culture of Academic Integrity: What Students Perceive and Need,” College Student Journal (forthcoming).
Nathan F. Alleman, Jessica Robinson, Elizabeth Leslie, & Perry L. Glanzer, “Student Constructions of Fit: Narratives about Incongruence at a Faith-Based University,” Christian Higher Education
Nathan F. Alleman, Perry L. Glanzer, and David Guthrie, “The Integration of Christian Theological Traditions into the Classroom: A Survey of CCCU Faculty.” Christian Scholar’s Review 45, 2 (2016): 103-25.
Jessica Robinson & Perry L. Glanzer, “How Students’ Expectations Shape Their Quest for Purpose during College,” Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice (2016) 53(1), 1–12.
Perry L. Glanzer, Jonathan P. Hill, & Jessica A. Robinson, “Emerging Adults’ Conceptions of Purpose and the Good Life: A Classification and Comparison,” Youth & Society (2015): 1-19.
Perry L. Glanzer & Nathan F. Alleman, “The Implications of Religious Identity for Teaching Ethics,” Journal of Values and Beliefs 36, 2 (2015): 131-41.
Nathan F. Alleman & Perry L. Glanzer, “Creating Confessional Colleges and Universities that Confess,” Journal of Education & Christian Belief, 18, 1 (2014): 13-28.
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)
EDA 6305 Ethics and Values in Educational Administration
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