Bio

Perry L. Glanzer, Ph.D., is Professor of Educational Foundations and a Resident Scholar with Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion. He earned a Ph.D. from the University of Southern California, M.A. from Baylor University and B.A. from Rice University.

He is the co-author, most recently, of The Quest for Purpose: The Collegiate Search for a Meaningful Life (SUNY Press, forthcoming 2017) and Restoring the Soul of the University: Unifying Christian Higher Education in a Fragmented Age (Intervarsity, 2017). Some of his other past books, all co-authored with Todd C. Ream, include: The Idea of a Christian College: A Reexamination 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). His first solo-authored work was The Quest for Russia’s Soul (Baylor University Press, 2002). He also 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, Dr. Glanzer has authored or co-authored over 75 journal articles and book chapters on topics related to moral education, faith-based higher education, and the relationship between religion and education.

Degrees (3)

Ph.D.
1998
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA

M.A.
1991
Baylor University
Waco, TX

B.A.
1989
Rice University
Houston, TX

Select Publications (3)

Restoring the Soul of the University: Unifying Christian Higher Education in a Fragmented Age

Dr. Perry L Glanzer, professor, published Restoring the Soul of the University: Unifying Christian Higher Education in a Fragmented Age, March 10, 2017, with co-author(s) Dr. Nathan F Alleman, associate professor, and Dr. Todd C Ream, professor, Taylor University.

Christian Higher Education: A Global Reconnaissance

Dr. Perry L Glanzer, professor, published Christian Higher Education: A Global Reconnaissance, March 7, 2014, with co-author(s) Dr. Joel Carpenter, Calvin College, and Dr. Nicholas S Lantigna, Handong Global University.

The Idea of a Christian College

Dr. Perry L. Glanzer, professor, published The Idea of a Christian College: Expanded for the Contemporary University, October 28, 2013, with co-author(s) Dr. Todd C. Ream, professor, Taylor University.

External Grants (2)

College Students’ Search for Meaning and Purpose

Dr. Perry L Glanzer, professor; $95,000.00; College Students' Search for Meaning and Purpose: What Role Does Student and Institutional Identity Play; Templeton Foundation.

Character Virtues and College Students

Dr. Perry L Glanzer, professor; $903,000.00; Character Virtues and College Students: A Pilot Study"; Templeton Foundation.

Courses (4)

EDA 5374 Moral and Faith Development

EDA 5399 Faith-Based Higher Education

EDA 6305 Ethics and Values in Educational Administration

EDC 6345 Christian Faith and Education