Naomi Schaefer Riley is an affiliate scholar at the Institute for American Values. Her book on tenure in higher education will be published by Ivan R. Dee in the spring of 2011. Ms. Riley was, until recently, the deputy Taste editor of the Wall Street Journal, where she covered religion, higher education, and philanthropy for the editorial page. Her book God on the Quad: How Religious Colleges and the Missionary Generation Are Changing America was published by St. Martin's in 2005. Prior to joining the Journal, she founded In Character, a magazine published by the John M. Templeton Foundation. Her writing has also been published in the Boston Globe, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and the Chronicle of Higher Education among other publications. She has been the recipient of the Phillips Foundation Journalism Fellowship and the Intercollegiate Studies Institute Journalism Fellowship. She is the winner of the 2006 American Academy of Religion's Newswriting Contest for Opinion Writing. Ms. Riley graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University. She lives in the suburbs of New York with her husband, Jason, and two children.
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