Curriculum Vitae: Thomas J. Coleman III

Thomas J. Coleman III at Gladstones Library, United Kingdom

Thomas J. Coleman III at Gladstones Library, United Kingdom

Curriculum Vitae

Thomas J. Coleman III

 

615 McCallie Avenue

Department of Psychology

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Chattanooga, Tennessee 37403  USA

 

E-mail address: Thomas-J-Coleman@mocs.utc.edu

Personal Information

Born: February 8th, 1984 – Annapolis Maryland

Citizenship: United States of America

Education

  • Currently a graduate student in the Research Psychology Master’s degree program at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga under the supervision of Dr. Ralph W. Hood Jr.
  • Bachelors of Science, magna cum laude in psychology, May 2014

Honors And Awards

  • Member – PSI CHI International Honor Society in Psychology
  • Assistant Editor for the journal Secularism & Nonreligion, July 2014 – present
  • Assistant Editor for The Religious Studies Project, December 2013 – present
  • Graduate Advising Editor for the journal Modern Psychological Studies, July – present
  • Director of the Hood Psychology of Religion Lab at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga under Dr. Ralph W. Hood Jr.
  • Assistant Project Manager Position on the Bielefeld International Spirituality Research Study
  •   2013 Duke University scholarship awarded for the Summer Research Course on Religion, Spirituality and Health
  • 2013 International Association for the Psychology of Religion student scholarship fee waiver
  • 2013 Center For Inquiry Student Leadership Conference travel scholarship
  • 2012 Richard Dawkins Foundation scholarship awarded for the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry Convention

Association Memberships

  • American Psychological Association
  • Society for the Scientific Study of Religion
  • International Association for the Psychology of Religion

Research Interests

Exploring multiple methodologies in the domains of qualitative and quantitative research focusing in the psychology of religion/spirituality and atheism/nonbelief. Specific interests include philosophy of science, theory of mind, horizontal/vertical transcendence, spirituality, secularization, cognitive science of religion, nonbelief, social psychology, evolutionary psychology, and narrative/biographical analysis and philosophical psychology.

Current Projects And Research

  • Assistant to Society for the Scientific Study of Religion 2014 Program Chair Ralph W. Hood Jr.
  • Research consultant for Liberty University PhD. candidate Winnie Gray White for  “Christian music experiences in the faith development of adolescents: A phenomenological study”, January 2014 to May 2014.
  • Teaching Assistant for Dr. David Ross social psychology 3310 University of Tennessee at Chattanooga spring 2014 semester.
  • Research Coordinator for “The Effects of Cognitive Load and Stereotypic Thinking on the Interpretation of Religious Experience” with Matthew C. Durham and Christopher F. Silver, May 2013 to present.
  • Project Manager for “Islamic Acculturation in America” with graduate researcher Hadia Ghazi, May 2013 to present.
  • Project Manager for a study of Non-Belief in America with Christopher F. Silver, November 2012 to June 2013.
  • Assistant Project manager for the USA, conducting spirituality research with Heinz Streib, Barbara Keller and Ralph W. Hood Jr., June 2012 to present.

Publications And Papers

Forthcoming / Under Review

  • Shook, J. R., Hood, R. W. Jr., & Coleman, T. J. III, (CFP, in preparation). ‘Atheism, Secularity, and Science’. A special issue in the journal Science, Religion & Culture.
  • Altınlı-Macić, M., & Coleman, T. J. III, (forthcoming). Spirituality and Religion: An Empirical Study Using a Turkish Muslim Sample.
  • Coleman, T. J. III, Silver, C. F., Hood, R. W. Jr., (forthcoming). Beyond “Religions” and “Spiritualties” Case Study of a “neither spiritual nor religious” Respondent. In: The Semantics and Psychology of Spirituality Vol. 2. Streib, H. & Hood, R. Eds. Springer.

Edited / Reviewed Blog Publications

Conference Presentations

  • Guthrie, S. E. (2014, May 11) (Coleman, T. J. III, Chair) Plenary lecture “A cognitive theory of religion: Biology, anthropomorphism and evolutionary epistemology” presented at the Cognitive science of religion, philosophy and theology conference in Oxford England at the University of Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Coleman, T. J. III, Hood, R. W. Jr & Silver, C. F. (2013, August 30) Horizontal and Vertical Transcendence; A theory, the paradigm, and research paper presented at the 2013 International Association for the Psychology of Religion world congress in Lausanne Switzerland

  • Silver, C. F. & Coleman, T. J. III (2013, Aug 31) Empirical Explorations of Spirituality Panel presented at the American Psychological Association 2013 Annual Convention in Honolulu Hawaii
  • Silver, C. F., Coleman, T. J. III, Keller, B., Klein, C, Hood, R. W. Jr. & Streib, H (2013, August 28) Spirituality” in Germany and the United States: New Results on the Semantic, Psychological and Biographical Perspectives panel presented at the 2013 International Association for the Psychology of Religion world congress in Lausanne Switzerland

Invited Presentations

  • The Six Types of Nonbelief. Invited presentation at Glyndwr University UK. May 12th, 2014 in the Psychology Seminar Series
  • Outside the In-Group: Prayer, Politics and the Separation of Church and State in Hamilton County, Tennessee. Invited presentation at The Chattanooga Humanist Assembly April 6th, 2014

The Religious Studies Project Podcast Series Interviews

Conference Reports

Book Reviews

  • Coleman III, T.J. 2014. Review of Big Gods: How Religion Transformed Cooperation and Conflict. Secularism and Nonreligion 3:2, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5334/snr.an

Grants

  • Society for the Scientific Study of Religion (SSSR) for 2014 SSSR Conference $9,000 (Ralph W. Hood Jr., Christopher F. Silver & Thomas J. Coleman III)

Media Interviews

Media Contacts