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2019 Annual Meeting, Nov 23-26

The 2019 Annual Meeting will be in San Diego, CA, November 23-26. Register Now!

2020 Regional Meetings

Open Calls for Papers:

Rocky Mountains-Great Plains
Deadline: November 4, 2019

Pacific Northwest
Deadline: November 15, 2019

Southeast
Undergraduate Deadline: December 15, 2019

Mid-Atlantic
Deadline: December 16, 2019

Upper Midwest
Deadline: December 31, 2019

Midwest
Deadline: January 10, 2020

Eastern International
Deadline: February 1, 2020

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Steve Herrick

Director of Educational Programming, Retired

Steve Herrick

Steve managed religious pluralism and literacy programming. These efforts included providing religious pluralism education for law enforcement officials and for directors of prison and military chaplaincy programs, as well as facilitating access to religion scholar expertise by governmental and nongovernmental organizations involved in foreign policy. He also directed initiatives to promote religious literacy among students at K-12 public schools and those at two- and four-year colleges. In addition, he developed programming to educate the general public by fostering collaborations with national museums and by providing resources online. He oversaw media relations, and he served as staff liaison to both the AAR Committee on the Public Understanding of Religion and the AAR Committee on the Status of Racial and Ethnic Minorities.

He was Founding Director of Religionsource, an AAR online referral service for journalists seeking academic sources on specific religion topics. For several years he served as the AAR’s Chief Information Officer. He served on the AAR staff from 1994 to 2018.

Steve had thirty years of experience in nonprofit work, including a decade at Amnesty International USA, where he served as director of its Southern Region. For several years, he managed small businesses. Early in his career, he was a public schoolteacher.

Steve holds a master’s degree in public administration from Harvard’s Kennedy School, where he concentrated on the nonprofit sector; a master’s in political science from Clark Atlanta University, where he concentrated on religion and law; and a master’s in management of information technology from the University of Virginia.