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Shawn  Peters

Shawn Peters

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Expertise in religion and law (First Amendment), Catholicism, marginal religions, homeschooling, pedagogical innovation.

Lecturer, Center for Educational Opportunity College of Letters and Science Work: 608-265-5106 Home page


  • Diversity and high-impact learning
  • Active learning pedagogy
  • Faith and public policy
  • Religion and law


  • Author, The Yoder Case: Religious Freedom, Education, and Parental Rights (Kansas, 2003)
  • Author, The Catonsville Nine: A Story of Faith and Resistance in the Vietnam Era (Oxford, 2012)
  • Author, "Judging Jehovah's Witnesses: Religious Persecution and the Dawn of the Rights Revolution" (Kansas, 2000)
  • Author, When Prayer Fails: Faith Healing, Children, and the Law (Oxford, 2007)