WARREN NORD, Ph.D
WARREN NORD, Ph.DWarren A. Nord did his undergraduate work at the University of Minnesota, served in the U.S. Army, and then resumed his studies, receiving his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill -- both degrees in philosophy. From 1979 to 2004 he was Director of the Program in the Humanities and Human Values at UNC-Chapel Hill. He continues to teach the philosophy of religion and the philosophy of education in the Philosophy Department. While he was director of the Program in the Humanities and Human Values it sponsored over 700 seminars, workshops, and conferences, attended by more than 40,000 participants.Education
As a scholar he is the author of more than thirty book chapters and articles in scholarly and professional journals. His two books are considered the most comprehensive study of historical, philosophical, constitutional, and pedagogical issues relating to religion in secondary and higher education.1978. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Ph.D., Dissertation: Political Obligation and Moral PhilosophyFields of Interest
1967. B.A. (in philosophy) The University of Minnesota at Morris. B.A. in PhilosophyPhilosophy of Religion, Philosophy of Education, Religion and Education, Ethics, Philosophy of the HumanitiesReligion and Science in EducationDr. Nord has written more than thirty book chapters and articles in professional and scholarly journals, primarily on religion and education, and two books: Religion and American Education: Rethinking a National Dilemma (University of North Carolina Press, 1995), the most comprehensive study of religion in secondary and higher education published in the last fifty years, and [with Charles C. Haynes] Taking Religion Seriously Across the Curriculum (ASCD Press, 1998) a handbook for teachers on how to deal with religion in the public school curriculum. In both books, his aim was to chart a middle course in our culture wars, one that takes religion seriously, but in a constitutionally permissible and educationally sound way. He helped draft revisions to the North Carolina Standard Course of Study in History dealing with religion (adopted by the State Board of Education) and helped draft national guidelines for dealing with the Bible in Public Schools (endorsed by a diverse group of national religious, educational, and civil liberties organizations) In both books and in several articles, Dr. Nord addressed the role of science courses within liberal education (particularly with regard to evolution, religion and Intelligent Design theory). He has worked with teachers and school administrators in many seminars and workshops.