Glenn Sanders has traveled to Great Britain, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Syria, and Turkey for pleasure and further study. He has received OBU's Promising Teacher and Meritorious Service Awards. Professor Sanders teaches the Western Civilization sequence, Middle East: Politics and Culture, and Senior Seminar. He is an ordained elder at United Presbyterian Church, Shawnee, where he sings in the choir. He and his wife, Alice, have four children: Mary, Clara, Isabel, and Edward.
The relationship of spiritual practices to teaching.
Institutional practices in Christian higher education.
Christian-Muslim cultural and intellectual relations.
B.A., Baylor University
M.A., Baylor University
Ph.D., Brown University
Dissertation: “Bureaucrats and Centralized Bureaucracy under Edward I, 1272-1307”
Selected Publications and/or Professional Activities:
November 2008. "Does a Pluralistic Age Allow Visionary Education Based on Faith? Insights from Comenius and Gulen," Conference on Christianity, Culture, and Diversity in America, Huntington University, Huntington, Ind.
November 2008. Consultant-Evaluator Training Session, North Central Association Higher Learning Commission Peer Review Corps, Chicago, Ill.
November 2008. Lecture for OBU Mortar Board's "Last Lecture" Series.
September 2008. Commentator for session on Judaism and Islam, Conference on Faith and History biennial meeting, Bluffton University, Bluffton, Ohio.
July 2008. "Why Objects and Images are Important (and Words, Too): Gaining Things from the Middle Ages," Inaugural Lecture for "From the Seat of Wisdom: Medieval Art from MGMoA Collection, Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art, St. Gregory's University, Shawnee, Okla.
July 2008. Calvin College Kuyers Institute Seminar "From Christian Practices to Christian Pedagogy: An Initiative for Research and Renewal," Grand Rapids, Mich.
June 2008. Institute and Conference for Faculty Learning Community Developers/Facilitators, The Claremont University Graduate School, Claremont, Calif.
June 2008. “My Tom Dowdy at OBU:Friendship and a Faithful ‘Sociological Imagination.’” Association of Christians Teaching Sociology meeting, St. Olaf's College, Northfield, Minn.
June 2008. Institute of Interfaith Dialog study trip to Turkey.
“Christian Belief and History Teaching: Some New Opportunities,” Fides et Historia 39 (Winter/Spring 2007): 75-84.
Oct. 2007. “Comenius on Vanity: The Discipline of Discernment, for Seeking Excellence in American Christian Colleges.” Calvin College conference on “Reimagining Educational Excellence," Grand Rapids, Mich.
June 2007. National Endowment for the Humanities Institute "The Continuing Significance of Alexis de Tocqueville's Democracy in America," Bethel University, St. Paul, Minn.
August 2006. Oxford Round Table, "History as a Guide to the New International Order: The United States, Europe, and China in the Twenty-first Century," Harris Manchester College, Oxford University, England.
“Exposing Students to Intractable Problems: Christian Faith and Justice in a Course on the Middle East,” in Spirituality, Justice, and Pedagogy, ed. David I. Smith, John Shortt, and John Sullivan, special issue of Journal of Education and Christian Belief 10 (Autumn 2006): 39-62.
“Christian Faith and Teaching History: Tools and Communities,” Fides et Historia 36 (Winter/Spring 2004): 105-10.
Contributing Editor for Pedagogy, Fides et Historia