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Spirituality in higher education: Autoethnographies
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  • Heewon Chang
  • Drick Boyd
  • Eileen R. O'Shea, Fairfield University
  • Roben Torosyan
  • Tracey Robert, Fairfield University
  • Ingeborg E. Haug
  • Margaret Wills, Fairfield University
  • Betsy Bowen, Fairfield University

Editors: Heewon Chang, Drick Boyd

Contributing authors: Eileen O'Shea, Roben Torosyan, Tracey Robert, Ingeborg E. Haug, Margaret Wills, Betsy A. Bowen

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Betsy Bowen (with Eileen O'Shea, Roben Torosyan, Tracey Robert, Ingeborg E. Haug, and Margaret Wills) is a contributing author, "Spirituality and Professional Collegiality: Esprit de Core."

Book description: This collection of articles explores how a wide range of academics-- diverse in location, rank and discipline-- understand and express how they deal with spirituality in their professional lives and how they integrate spirituality in teaching, research, administration, and advising. The contributors also analyze the culture of academia and its challenges to the spiritual development of those involved. Twenty chapter authors--from a variety of faith traditions--discuss the ways in which their own beliefs have affected their journeys through higher education. By using an autoethnographic, self-analytical lens, this collection shows how various spiritualities have influenced how higher education is understood, taught and performed. The book will stimulate debate and conversations on a topic traditionally ignored in academia.

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O’Shea, Eileen; Torosyan, Roben; Robert, Tracey; Haug, Ingeborg; Wills, Margaret; & Bowen, Betsy (2011). "Spirituality and Professional Collegiality: Esprit de Core" In Heewon Chang and Drick Boyd, Spirituality in higher education: Autoethnographies. Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press.

Citation Information
Heewon Chang, Drick Boyd, Eileen R. O'Shea, Roben Torosyan, et al.. "Spirituality in higher education: Autoethnographies" (2011)
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