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Meredith McGuire

Professor of Sociology and Anthropology
Trinity University
San Antonio, Texas

Jim Spickard

Professor of Sociology
University of Redlands
Redlands, California



Research Consulting Professor
Fielding Graduate Institute
Santa Barbara, California


author of:

author of:


Lived Religion: Faith and Practice in Everyday Life (2008)

Thinking Through Statistics: Exploring Quantitative Sociology (2005)

Health, Illness, and the Social Body (4th ed. 2002)

Editor: Personal Knowledge & Beyond: Reshaping the Ethnography of Religion (2002)

Religion: The Social Context (5th ed. 2001)

Editor: World History by the World's Historians (1998)

Ritual Healing in Suburban America (1988)

educational program grants

Pentecostal Catholics (1981)

congregational studies

numerous articles on religion, health, etc.

scholarly articles on new religions


statistical software


 articles on educational computing


- has taught for over 35 years at the University level

- has taught for over 30 years at the University level

- has been President of several national scholarly organizations

- has won grants and awards for social research

- has received and managed a large federal research grant

- has extensive experience with
quantitative and qualitative analysis

- has received many other grants and research awards

- has extensive experience with instructional computing



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