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ARIS 2008 Team

Principal Investigators

BARRY A. KOSMIN, Ph.D
Director, ISSSC

A sociologist, is research professor in public policy and law at Trinity College. Principal investigator of the 2001 American Religious Identification Survey, he is co-author of One Nation Under God and of Religion in a Free Market.

ARIELA KEYSAR, Ph.D
Associate Director, ISSSC

A demographer, is associate research professor in public policy and law at Trinity College. She was study director of the 2001 American Religious Identification Survey and is co-author of Religion in a Free Market.

ISSSC Research Team

BENJAMIN BEIT-HALLAHMI, Ph.D
Senior Research Associate

Professor of psychology at the University of Haifa, Israel. His many books include The Psychology of Religious Behaviour, Belief and Experience and Despair and Deliverance: Private Salvation in Contemporary Israel.

RYAN CRAGUN, Ph.D
Research Associate

Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Tampa in Tampa, Florida. His research interests include: secularization, religious change, Mormonism, and religious independents/seculars. His current research is looking at several ways in which secular society interacts with religious fundamentalism.

JUHEM NAVARRO-RIVERA, M.A.; ABD
Research Fellow, ISSSC

Is a PhD candidate in political science with an interest in public opinion and religion and politics. He holds a B.A. from the University of Puerto Rico and a M.A. from the University of Connecticut.

FRANK PASQUALE, Ph.D
Research Associate

Is a cultural anthropologist engaged in the study of the nonreligious population of the U.S. He has written and lectured widely on humanism, morality and ethics, and church-state relations and resides in Portland, Oregon.

Greenberg Center Research Team

MARK SILK, Ph.D
Director, Leonard E. Greenberg Center

Professor of religion in public life at Trinity College. Professor Silk is the author of Spiritual Politics: Religion and America Since World War II and Unsecular Media: Making News of Religion in America. He is co-editor of Religion by Region, an eight-volume series on religion and public life in the United States, and co-author One Nation Divisible: Religion and Region in America Today.

ANDREW WALSH, Ph.D
Associate Director, Leonard E. Greenberg Center

Is managing editor of Religion in the News, visiting assistant professor of history and religion, and co-author of One Nation Divisible: Religion and Region in America Today. His academic interests focus on American religious, cultural, and political history during the late 19th and 20th centuries.