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James Alexander is an associate professor of education at Kentucky Wesleyan College. His main teaching responsibilities include courses dealing with literacy methods, family life/parenting studies, and educational psychology. He holds a doctorate in curriculum and instruction (reading/educational psychology) from the university of Arkansas-Fayetteville. He also holds a masters degree in historical theology and is an ordained Cumberland Presbyterian minister. His publications have appeared in several academic journals including the Journal of Educational Research and Phi Delta Kappan. He is the author of two books, the most recent being, Stories of a Recovering Fundamentalist: Understanding and Responding to Christian Absolutism. He was a presenter at the 6th Annual Alfred North Whitehead Conference in Salzburg, Austria (2006). Dr. Alexander's interests include the impact of religion on public education, the sociology of religion, literacy studies, and the philosophical foundations of education. He resides in Owensboro, KY. Dr. Alexander may be reached at or


Publications available on IDEA:

Do Fundamentalism and Other Religious Variables Predict Domestic Violence?
December 13, 2009 Vol.13, No.1