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Ralph W. Hood

Ralph W. Hood
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Professional degrees

  • Ph.D. University of Nevada at Reno, 1968 (Social Psychology)
  • MS California State College at Los Angeles, 1966
  • BS University of California at Los Angeles, 1964

Teaching appointments

  • LeRoy Martin Professor in Religious Studies (2017-2021)
  • Professor University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, 1980-present
  • Associate Professor University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, 1975-1980
  • Assistant Professor University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, 1971-1975
  • Assistant Professor South Dakota State University, 1970-1971
  • Instructor University of Nevada at Reno, 1969-1970

Professional memberships

  • American Psychological Association, Division 36
  • Society for the Scientific Study of Religion
  • Religious Research Association
  • International Federation for the Psychology of Religion

National elected offfices/appointments

  • Executive Council, Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, 1982-1984
  • National Coordinator for Regional Conventions, Division 36, American
  • Psychological Association, 1983-1987
  • Convention Program Chair, Religious Research Association, 1987
  • National Advisory Board, Division of Transpersonal Psychology, APA, 1988
  • President Division 36, American Psychological Association, 1992
  • Chairperson, William James Committee, Council on Spiritual Practices, 1998
  • Chairperson, Awards, Division 36 1994 -2004
  • Board of Directors, Religious Research Association, 2010 -present
  • Board of University of Tennessee Press- 2011-present
  • Program Chair, Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, 2014

Editorships

  • Consulting EditorJournal for the Theory of Social Behavior,1971 to present
  • Associate Editor,Review of Religious Research, 1980 to present
  • Book Review Editor,The International Journal for the Psychology of Religion, 1990-1992
  • Co-Editor,International Journal for the Psychology of Religion, 1992 to 1995
  • Editor,Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion. 1995-1999 (Vol. 95, 3:4 through Vol. 99, 1:2)
  • Co-Editor,Archive for the Psychology of Religion, 2005-2010
  • Co-editor Islamic religiosity: Measures and mental health. Journal of Muslim; Mental Health, 2007 Vol. 2, Issue 2 & 2008 Vol. 3, Issue 1.
  • Co-editorResearch in the Social Scientific Study of Religion, 2014 to present
  • Eidteo-in-Chief, Brill Research Perspective in Religion and Psychology, 2018

Editorial boards

  • Journal for the Theory of Social Behavior,1988 to present
  • Mental Health, Religion and Culture, 1998 to present
  • Spirituality Health International, 2007 to present
  • Journal of Management, Spirituality and Religion, 2009 to present
  • Journal of Religion and Health,2010 to present
  • The Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion
  • Studia Religiologica, Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiege
  • International Series in the Psychology of Religion, Springer

Awards

University: teaching/research

  • Distinguished Psychology Professor, 1980
  • SGA Ten Outstanding Professors 1986
  • SGA Outstanding Professor 1989
  • Teaching Excellence Seminar, 1991
  • Distinguished Teaching Professorship -1991-1993
  • Faculty of Scholars (founding committee and member since inception)
  • UTC Alumni Outstanding University Professor, 2006
  • Outstanding Lifetime Faculty Research and Creative Achievement Award, UTC

National and international

  • Fellow, American Psychological Association, Division 36, 1980
  • William James Award, American Psychological Association, 1985 - (for sustained and distinguished research in the psychology of religion)
  • Nominated outstanding article SSSR, 1991
  • Mentor Award, American Psychological Association, Division 36, 1996
  • Fellow, Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, 1994
  • Distinguished Service Award, Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, 2000
  • Outstanding Lifetime Research and Creative Achievement Award, College of Arts and Sciences, 2016
  • Outstanding Lifetime Research and Creative Achievement Award, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, 2016
  • LeRoy Martin Distinguished Professor in Religious Studies (2017-2021)
  • Distinguished Service Award, American Psychological Assoc., Div. 36, 2018
  • Distinguished Service Professor University of Tennessee at Chattanooga 2018-

Grants

  • Nine UC Foundation grants; three CECA grants
  • Templeton Foundation Grant (with Peter Hill) - Measures of Religiosity,1999, Amt.$53,000.
  • Institute for Unlimited Love Grant (with Margaret Poloma) Study of Blood and Fire, 2003-2007, amt $97,000
  • Templeton Grant Proposal #51968 Funded: Beyond the Shroud: Discerning Jesus in the mind's eye with Jeff Larsen & Mike Olson (UTK) Ralph Hood (UTC) 2014-2017, Amt. $253,305.00
  • Templeton Grant Proposal #52249 Funded: Development change in Spirituality: Longitudinal study of faith biographies, religious schemata and their psychological correlates and predictors.Heinz Streib and Barbara Keller, University of Bielefield, german and RalphHood, UTX. 2014-2017, Amt. $158,932.0
  • The Henry M Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine. initial sub-award has been given to UTC , Amt. $31,060
  • Templeton Grant, Faith Devekpment Revisted, Heinz Streib & Ralph Hood, 1,500,000, 2018-2020
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