• Character Clearinghouse
    An online center for research, curricula, and student affairs resources relating to moral development of college students. 
  • Journal of College & Character
    "a professional journal that examines how colleges and universities influence the moral and civic learning and behavior of students." 
  • Education as Transformation
    An international organization that works with colleges, universities, K-12 schools and related institutions exploring the impact of religious diversity on education and strategies for addressing this diversity, and the role of spirituality in educational institutions, and particularly its relationship to teaching and learning pedagogy; the cultivation of values; moral and ethical development; and the fostering of global learning communities and responsible global citizens. 
  • Interfaith Youth Core
    Promoting pluralism on campuses 
  • Spirituality in Higher Education
    A National Study of College Students' Search for Meaning and Purpose 
  • Association of Religion Data Archives
    Quality Data on Religion, providing free access since 1998 

Selected Readings

  • Astin, A.W., Astin, H.S., and Lindholm, J.A. (January/February 2011). “Assessing Students’ Spiritual and Religious Qualities.”  Journal of College Student Development, 52, 1: 39-61. 
  • Astin, A. W., Astin, H. S.,& Lindholm, J. A. (2011). Cultivating the spirit: How college canenhance students' inner lives.
  • San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.Astin, A. W., & Astin, H. (2004). Spirituality development and the college experience (Research Report). Los Angeles: University of California, Higher Education Research Institute.
  • Bryant, A., Choi, J.Y., & Yasuno, M. (2003). Understanding the religious and spiritual dimensions of students' lives in the first year of college. Journal of College Student Development, 44(6), 723 - 745.
  • Cherry, C., De Berg, B., & Porterfield, A. (2001). Religion on campus. Liberal Education, 87(4), 6 - 14.
  • Chickering, A., Dalton, J., & Stamm, L.. (2006). Encouraging Authenticity & Spirituality in Higher Education. San Francisco: Jossey Bass.
  • Eck, D. (2001). A new religious America: How a Christian country has become the world's most religiously diverse nation. San Francisco: Harper.
  • Fowler, J. W. (1976). Stages of faith: The structured developmental approach. In T.C. Hennessey (Ed.), Values and moral development (pp.176 – 234). New York: Paulist Press.
  • Fowler, J. W. (1982). Stages of faith and adults' life cycles. In K. Stokes (Ed.), Faith development in the adult life cycle (pp. 179 - 208). New York: W. H. Sadlier.
  • Gonzalez, R. G. (2008). College student spirituality at a Hispanic Serving Institution. Journal of College & Character, 9(4), 1-26.
  • Greenway, K. A. (2006). The role of spirituality in purpose in life and academic engagement. Journal of College & Character, 7(6), 1-5.
  • Hartley, H. V. (2004). How college affects students' religious faith and practice: A review of research. College Student Affairs Journal, 23(2), 111-129.
  • Hindman, D. M. (2002). From splintered lives to whole persons: Facilitating spiritual development in college students. Religious Education, 97(2), 165 - 182.
  • Hoppe, S.L. & Speck, B.W. (2007). Searching for spirituality in higher education. New York: Peter Lang.
  • Hurtado, S. (2005). The next generation of diversity and intergroup relations research. Journal of Social Issues, 61 (3), p 595 – 610.
  • Interfaith Youth Core. (n.d.) Interfaith cooperation and American higher education: Recommendations,best practices and case
  • studies. Retrieved October 28, 2011, from http://www.ifyc.org/sites/default/files/Best%20Practices%20Report_Interfaith%20Cooperation%20and%20Higher%20Ed.pdf
  • Kazanjian, V.H. & Lawrence, P.L. (Eds.), Education as transformation: Religious pluralism, spirituality & a new vision for higher education in America.  New York: Peter Lang.
  • Kocet, M. M., & Stewart, D. L. (2011). The role of student affairs in promoting religious and secular pluralism      and interfaith cooperation. Journal of College and Character, 12(1). Retrieved from http://journals.naspa.org/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1762&context=jcc
  • Lee, J. J. (2002). Religion and college attendance: Change among students. The Review of Higher Education, 25(4), 369- 384.
  • Lee, J. J., Matzkin, A., & Arthur, S. (2004). Understanding students' religious and spiritual pursuits: A case study at New York University. Journal of College and Character. Retrieved June 15, 2004 from http://www.collegevalues.org/articles.cfm
  • Love, P., & Talbot, D. (1997). Defining spiritual development: A missing consideration for student affairs. NASPA Journal,37(1), 361-375.
  • Love, P. (2001). Spirituality and student development: Theoretical connections. In M.A. Jablonski (Ed.), The implications of student spirituality for student affairs practice (pp. 7 – 16). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
  • Love, P. (2002). Comparing spiritual development and cognitive development. Journal of College Student Development, 43(3), 357 - 373.
  • Magolda, M. B. B., Creamer, E. G., & Meszaros, P.S. (2010). Development and assessment of  self-     authorship: Exploring the concept across cultures. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing LLC.
  • Magolda, M. B. B., & Parks, S. D. (2009). Authoring your life: Developing an internal voice to navigate life's challenges. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing, LLC.
  • Moran, C. D. (2007). The public identity work of evangelical Christian students. Journal of College Student Development, 48(4), 418-434.
  • Moran, C. D., Lang, D. J., & Oliver, J. (2007). Cultural incongruity and social status ambiguity: The experiences of evangelical Christian student leaders at two Midwestern public universities. Journal of College Student Development, 48(1), 23-38.
  • Moran, C. D. (2006, June 14). Tangled in a web of assumptions: Are we silencing religious expression among faculty and staff in higher education? NASPA NetResults.
  • Moran, C. D. & Curtis, G. D. (2004). Blending two worlds: Religio-spirituality in the professional lives of student affairs administrators. NASPA Journal, 41(3), 631-646.
  • Nash, R. J., & Murray, M. C. (2010). Helping college students find purpose: The campus guide to meaning-making. San Fransico, CA: Jossey-Bass.
  • Nash, R. J. (2001). Religious Pluralism in the Academy. New York, NY: Peter Lang Publishing, Inc.
  • Nash, R., Bradley, D.L., Chickering, A.W. (2008) How to talk about hot topics on campus: From polarization to moral conversation. San Fransciso: John Wiley & Sons.
  • Parks, S. D. (2000). Big questions, worthy dreams: Mentoring young adults in their search for meaning, purpose and faith. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
  • Palmer, P.J. and Zajonc, A. with M. Scribner (2010) The Heart of Higher Education: A Call to Renewal.
  • Patel, E., & Meyer, C. (2011).  The civic relevance for interfaith cooperation for colleges and universities.  Journal of College and Character, 12(1). Retrieved from http://journals.naspa.org/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1764&context=jcc
  • Schwartz, A. (2001). Growing spirituality during the college years. Liberal Education, 87(4), 30 - 36.
  • Small, J. (2011). Understanding College Students' Identities: Different Faiths, Varied Worldviews. Hampton Press.
  • Speers, S. (2008). The Secular thesis revisited: Religious life on the secular college campus today. Journal of College & Character 10(2), 1-11.
  • Stamm, L. (2003). Can we bring spirituality back to campus? Higher education's re-engagement with values and spirituality. Journal of College and Character. Retrieved July 25, 2003 from http://www.collegevalues.org/articles.cfm.
  • Watt, S.K., Fairchild, E.E., & Goodman, K.M. (Eds.) (2009). Intersections of religious privilege: Difficult dialogues and student affairs practice.  New Directors for Student Services, 125.
  • Wunthnow, R. (2010). After the baby boomers: How twenty- and thirty-somethings are shaping the future of Amercian religion.  Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.
  • Young, J. R. (2003). Survey finds spiritual leanings among most college students. The Chronicle of Higher Education, 50 (14), 14a.
  • Zajonc, A. (2003). Spirituality in higher education: Overcoming the divide. Liberal Education, 89(1), 50 - 59.