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Scholarly Interest Report
         
Elaine Howard Ecklund
Professor
Herbert S. Autrey Professor of Sociology
 
e-mail:ehe@rice.edu
 
  • Ph.D. Sociology (2004) Cornell University, Ithaca NY
 
Primary Department
   Department of Sociology
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Websites
 Ecklund Personal Website
 www.ehecklund.rice.edu
 
Research Areas
 religion, science, immigration, culture
 
Teaching Areas
 immigration, science, culture
 
Selected Publications
 Refereed articles
 

Damaske, Sarah, Elaine Howard Ecklund, Anne E. Lincoln, and Virginia J. White "Male Scientists’ Competing Devotions to Work and Family: Changing Norms in a Male-Dominated Profession." Work and Occupations, 41 (2014) : 477-507.

 
 

Ecklund, Elaine Howard and Anne E. Lincoln "Scientists Want More Children." PLoS ONE, 6 (2011) : e22590.

 
 

Ecklund, Elaine Howard and Di Di "A Gendered Approach to Science Ethics for US and UK Physicists." Science and Engineering Ethics (2016)

 
 

Ecklund, Elaine Howard and Elizabeth Long "Scientists and Spirituality." Sociology of Religion, 72 (2011) : 253-274.

 
 

Ecklund, Elaine Howard and Kristen Schultz Lee "Atheists and Agnostics Negotiate Religion and Family." Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 50 (2011) : 728-743.

 
 

Ecklund, Elaine Howard, Anne Lincoln, and Cassandra Tansey "Gender Segregation in Elite Academic Science." Gender and Society, 26 (2012) : 693-717.

 
 

Ecklund, Elaine Howard, Eva Shih, Michael O. Emerson, and Samuel Kye "Rethinking the Connections between Religion and Civic Life for Immigrants: The Exploratory Case of the Chinese Diaspora." Review of Religious Research, 55 (2012) : 209-229.

 
 

Ecklund, Elaine Howard, Jerry Z. Park, and Katherine L. Sorrell "Scientists Negotiate Boundaries Between Religion and Science." Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 50 (2011) : 552-569.

 
 

Ecklund, Elaine Howard, Michael Emerson, Celina Davila, and Samuel Kye "Motivating Civic Engagement: In-Group versus Out-Group Service Orientations among Mexican Americans in Religious and Nonreligious Organizations." Sociology of Religion, 74 (2013) : 370-391.

 
 

Ecklund, Elaine Howard, Sarah James, and Anne E. Lincoln "How Academic Biologists and Physicists View Science Outreach." PLoS ONE, 7 (2012) : e36240.

 
 

Gorman, Bridget, Elaine Howard Ecklund, and Holly Heard "Nativity Differences in Mental and Physical Health: The Roles of Emotional Support, Family, and Social Integration." Sociological Spectrum, 30 (2010) : 671-694.

 
 

Jeremy R. Porter and Elaine Howard Ecklund "Missing Data in Sociological Research: An Overview of Recent Trends and an Illustration for Controversial Questions, Active Nonrespondents and Targeted Samples." The American Sociologist, 43 (2012) : 448-468.

 
 

Johnson, David R., Christopher P. Scheitle, and Elaine Howard Ecklund "Individual Religiosity and Orientation towards Science: Reformulating Relationships." Sociological Science (2015) : 106-124.

 
 

Johnson, David R., Elaine Howard Ecklund, and Anne E. Lincoln "Narratives of Science Outreach in Elite Contexts of Academic Science." Science Communication, 36 (2014) : 81-105.

 
 

Johnson, David and Elaine Howard Ecklund "Ethical Ambiguity in Science." Science and Engineering Ethics (2015)

 
 

Korver-Glenn, Elizabeth, Esther Chan, and Elaine Howard Ecklund "Perceptions of Science Education Among African American and White Evangelicals: A Texas Case Study." Review of Religious Research, 57 (2015) : 131-148.

 
 

Luo, Jingyuan, Jesse M. Flynn, Rachel E. Solnick, Elaine Howard Ecklund, and Kirstin R.W. Matthews "International Stem Cell Collaboration: How Disparate Policies between the United States and the United Kingdom Impact Research." PLoS ONE, 6 (2011) : e17684.

 
 

Peifer, Jared, Elaine Howard Ecklund, and Cara Fullerton "How Evangelicals from Two Churches in the American Southwest Frame Their Relationship with the Environment." Review of Religious Research, 56 (2014) : 373-397.

 
 

Scheitle, Christopher P. and Elaine Howard Ecklund "The Influence of Science Popularizers on the Public’s View of Religion and Science: An Experimental Assessment." Public Understanding of Science (2015)

 
 

Smith, Christian, Brandon Vaidyanathan, Nancy Tatom Ammerman, José Casanova, Hilary Davidson, Elaine Howard Ecklund, John H. Evans, Philip S. Gorski, Mary Ellen Konieczny, Jason A. Springs, Jenny Trinitapoli, and Meredith Whitnah "Roundtable on the Sociology of Religion: Twenty-Three Theses on the Status of Religion in American Sociology—A Mellon Working-Group Reflection." Journal of the American Academy of Religion, 81 (2013) : 903-938.

 
 

Ecklund, Elaine Howard, Michael Emerson, Celina Davila, and Samuel Kye. 2013 “A Tale of Two Organizations: Comparing Religious and Ethnic Social Service for Mexican American Immigrants,” Sociology of Religion, 74(3):370-391.

 
 

Smith, Christian, Brandon Vaidyanathan, Nancy Tatom Ammerman, José Casanova, Hilary Davidson, Elaine Howard Ecklund, John H. Evans, Philip S. Gorski, Mary Ellen Konieczny, Jason A. Springs, Jenny Trinitapoli, and Meredith Whitnah. 2013. “Roundtable on the Sociology of Religion: Twenty-Three Theses on the Status of Religion in American Sociolgy—A Mellon Working-Group Reflection,” Journal of the American Academy of Religion, 81(4):903-938.

 

 
 

Ecklund, Elaine Howard, Anne Lincoln, and Cassandra Tansey. 2012 “Gender Segregation in Elite Academic Science,” Gender and Society, 26(5):693-717.

 
 

Ecklund, Elaine Howard, Eva Shih, Michael O. Emerson, and Samuel Kye. 2012. “Rethinking the Connection between Religion and Civic Life for Immigrants: The Exploratory Case of the Chinese Diaspora,” Review of Religious Research, 55:209-229.

 
 

Ecklund, Elaine Howard, Sarah James, and Anne E. Lincoln. 2012 “How Academic Biologists and Physicists View Science Outreach,” PLoS ONE, 7(5): e36240.

 
 

Jeremy R. Porter and Elaine Howard Ecklund. 2012 “Missing Data in Sociological Research: An Overview of Recent Trends and an Illustration for Controversial Questions, Active Nonrespondents and Targeted Samples,” The American Sociologist, 43(4):448-468.

 
 

Ecklund, Elaine Howard and Kristen Schultz Lee. 2011.  “Atheists and Agnostics Negotiate Religion and Family,” Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 50(4): 728-743

 
 

Ecklund, Elaine Howard and Anne E. Lincoln. 2011. “Scientists Want More Children,” PLoS ONE, 6(8): e22590.

 

 
 

Ecklund, Elaine Howard, Anne Lincoln, and Cassandra Tansey, “Academic Scientists Explain Gender Segregation in Science Disciplines,” revise and resubmit, Gender and Society.  

 

 
 

Ecklund, Elaine Howard, Eva Shih, and Michael Emerson. 2011. “Rethinking the Connection between Religion and Civic Life for Immigrants: The Case of the Chinese Diaspora,” Review of Religious Research, under review.

 
 

Ecklund, Elaine Howard, Jerry Z. Park, and Katherine L. Sorrell. 2011. “Creating and Crossing Boundaries: How Scientists View the Relationship between Religion and Science,” Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 50(3): 552-569.  

 

 
 

Ecklund, Elaine Howard, Michael Emerson, Celina Davila, and Samuel Kye, “Does Religion Matter?: Comparing Religious and Ethnic Social Service for Mexican American Immigrants,” under review, Sociology of Religion.

 
 

Ecklund, Elaine Howard, Sarah James, and Anne E. Lincoln, “Scientists Perceptions of Their Outreach Efforts,” under review, PLoS ONE

 
 

Ecklund, Elaine Howard, and Elizabeth Long. 2011. “Scientists and Spirituality,” Sociology of Religion, February 11, 2011 online edition (print forthcoming).

 

 
 

Jingyuan Luo, Jesse M. Flynn, Rachel E. Solnick, Elaine Howard Ecklund, and Kirstin R.W. Matthews. 2011. “International Stem Cell Collaborations in the US and UK,”PLoS ONE, 6(3): e17684.  

 
 

Sorrell, Katherine, Elaine Howard Ecklund, Michael O. Emerson, “Am I American?: Immigrant Identities and the Racialized American Self,” revise and resubmit, Ethnic and Racial Studies.  

 

 
 

Gorman, Bridget, Elaine Howard Ecklund, Holly Heard, 2010.  "Nativity Differences in Mental and Physical Health: The Roles of Emotional Support, Family, and Social Integration," Sociological Spectrum, 30(6): 671-694.

 
 

Gorman, Bridget, Elaine Howard Ecklund, Holly Heard, 2010.  "Nativity Differences in Mental and Physical Health: The Roles of Emotional Support, Family, and Social Integration," Sociological Spectrum, 30(6): 671-694.

 
 

Gorman, Bridget, Elaine Howard Ecklund, Holly Heard, 2010.  "Nativity Differences in Mental and Physical Health: The Roles of Emotional Support, Family, and Social Integration," Sociological Spectrum, 30(6): 671-694.

 
 Articles
 

Ecklund, Elaine Howard, “Science and Religion Do Mix – Sometimes.” 2012. Comment for Earth Magazine, 57(2): 71

 
 

Ecklund, Elaine Howard, “Science on Faith, for Chronicle Review, February 11, 2011.

 
 

Ecklund, Elaine Howard, “Some Atheists Scientists With Children Embrace Religious Traditions,” for Huffington Post, December 7, 2011.

 

 
 

Ecklund, Elaine Howard, “Why University Scientists Do Not Discuss Religion,”for Huffington Post, January 25, 2011.

 
 

Ecklund, Elaine Howard, “Houston Should Lead Talks, Science and Religion,” The Houston Chronicle, April, 2010.

 
 

Ecklund, Elaine Howard, “Religion, Science, and the Academy: Should Universities Work to Keep Religion Away from Science—Or to Bring Them Closer?” for Templeton Big Questions Online, September, 2010.

 
 

Ecklund, Elaine Howard, “Religion, Science, and the Academy: Should Universities Work to Keep Religion Away from Science—Or to Bring Them Closer?” for Templeton Big Questions Online, September, 2010.

 
 

Ecklund, Elaine Howard, “Scientists in the Pews,” The Washington Post, April, 2010.

 
 

Ecklund, Elaine Howard, “Abandoning Disciplines,” for The Chronicle of Higher Education, August, 2010.

 
 

Ecklund, Elaine Howard, “Myths Widen the Science-Religion Divide,” for USA Today, June, 2010.

 
 

Ecklund, Elaine Howard and Conrad Hackett. 2010.  “But for the Grace of Genes," The Scientist, 24(4): 29.  

 
 

Cadge, Wendy, and Elaine Howard Ecklund. 2009. “Prayers in the Clinic: How do Pediatric Physicians Respond?” Southern Medical Journal, 102(12): 1218-1221.

 
 

Cadge, Wendy, Elaine Howard Ecklund, and Nicholas Short. 2009. “Constructions of Religion and Spirituality in the Daily Boundary Work of Pediatric Physicians,” Social Problems, 56(4):702-721.

 
 

Ecklund, Elaine Howard. 2005. "Us and Them:The Role of Religion in Mediating and Challenging the Model Minority and Other Civic Boundaries," Ethnic and Racial Studies, 28(1): 132-150.

 
 

Ecklund, Elaine Howard and Christopher Scheitle. 2007. "Religion among Academic Scientists: Distinctions, Disciplines, and Demographics," Social Problems, 54(2):289-307

 
 

Ecklund, Elaine Howard, and Jerry Z. Park. 2009. Predicting Conflict between Religion and Science among Academic Scientists, Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 48(2): 276-292.

 
 

Cadge, Wendy and Elaine Howard Ecklund. 2007. “Religion and Immigration: Current Research and Future Directions,” Annual Review of Sociology, 33: 17.1-17.21.

 
 

Cadge, Wendy, and Elaine Howard Ecklund. 2006 "Religious Service Attendance among Immigrants: Evidence from the New Immigrant Survey-Pilot," American Behavioral Scientist, 49(11): 1-22.

 
 

Catlin, Elizabeth A., Wendy Cadge, Elaine Howard Ecklund. 2008. The Religious Beliefs, Identities, and Practices of Academic Pediatricians in the U.S., Academic Medicine, 83: 1146-1152.

 
 

Ecklund, Elaine Howard. 2003. "Catholic Women Negotiate Feminism," Sociology of Religion, 64(4): 515-524.

 
 

Ecklund, Elaine Howard. 2005. "Different Identity Accounts for Catholic Women," Review of Religious Research 47(2): 135-149.

 
 

Ecklund, Elaine Howard. 2005. "Models of Civic Responsibility: Korean Americans in Congregations with Different Ethnic Compositions," Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 44(1): 15-28.

 
 

Ecklund, Elaine Howard. 2006. Organizational Culture and Womens Leadership: A Study of Six Catholic Parishes, Sociology of Religion, 67(1): 81-98.

 
 

Ecklund, Elaine Howard. 2008. Religion and Spirituality among Scientists. Contexts: Understanding People in their Social Worlds, 7(1):12-15.

 
 

Ecklund, Elaine Howard and Jerry Z. Park. 2005. Asian American Community Participation and Religion: Civic Model Minorities? Journal of Asian American Studies, 6(1): 1-22 (lead article for issue).

 
 

Ecklund, Elaine Howard and Jerry Z. Park. 2007. "Religious Diversity and Community Volunteerism among Asian Americans," Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 46(2): 233-244.

 
 

Ecklund, Elaine Howard, Jerry Z. Park, and Phil Todd Veliz. 2008. Secularization and Religious Change among Elite Scientists: A Cross-Cohort Comparison, Social Forces, 86(4): 1805-1840.

 
 

Ecklund, Elaine Howard, Wendy Cadge, Elizabeth A. Gage, Elizabeth A. Catlin. 2007. "The Religious and Spiritual Beliefs and Practices of Academic Pediatric Oncologists in the U.S.,"Journal of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, 29(11): 746-742

 
 

Park, Jerry Z. and Elaine Howard Ecklund. 2007. Family and Religious Socialization for Asian Americans, Sociological Quarterly, 48(1): 93-118.

 
 Books
 

Ecklund, Elaine Howard. 2010. Science Vs. Religion: What Scientists Really Think. New York: Oxford University Press.

 
 Book chapters
 

Toumey, Chris, John Besley, Meg Blanchard, Mark Brown, Michael Cobb, Elaine Howard Ecklund, Margaret Glass, Thomas Guterbock, A. Eamonn Kelly, and Bruce Lewenstein "Rethinking Public Knowledge of Science: The Process of Crafting the Concept of ‘Science in the Service of Citizens and Consumers'." Knowledges in Publics (2013) : 16-34.

 
 

 Toumey, Chris, John Besley, Meg Blanchard, Mark Brown, Michael Cobb, Elaine Howard Ecklund, Margaret Glass, Thomas Guterbock, A. Eamonn Kelly, and Bruce Lewenstein. 2013. “Rethinking Public Knowledge of Science: The Process of Crafting the Concept of ‘Science in the Service of Citizens and Consumers,’” in Knowledges in Publics, edited by L. Locke and S. Locke (Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing), 16-34.

 
Presentations
 Conference Paper
 

"Authority in the Face of Moral Ambiguity: How Religious People View Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research." American Sociological Association, Chicago. (August 2015) With Esther Chan and Alexa Solazzo

 
 

"Discipline, Status and Religious Tradition among UK Scientists." American Sociological Association, San Francisco. (August 2014) With Christopher Scheitle and Jared Peifer

 
 

"Ethical Connotation of Guangxi in Academic Physics in the People’s Republic of China." Eastern Sociological Society, New York City. (February 2015) With Steven Lewis and Di Di

 
 

"Indian Scientists’ Understandings of Religion and Spirituality." Association for the Sociology of Religion, Chicago. (August 2015) With Simranjit Khalsa

 
 

"Religious Atheists and Spiritual Scientists: How Scientists in the UK and India View Religion and Science." American Academy of Religion, San Diego. (November 2014) With Brandon Vaidyanathan and David Johnson

 
 

"Religious Communities, Science, Scientists and Perceptions: A Comprehensive Data Collection." American Association for the Advancement of Science, Chicago. (February 2014)

 
 

"Religious Conversion of Italian and US Scientists." Association for the Sociology of Religion, Chicago. (August 2015) With Di Di

 
 Invited Papers
 

Ecklund, Elaine Howard, Esther Chan, and Virginia White, “The Bible and Narratives of Science,” Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, Boston, November.

 
 

 Johnson, David, Christopher Scheitle, and Elaine Howard Ecklund, “Action and Reaction: ‘Anti-evolution’ Curriculum Legislation and Mobilization of Conservative Protestants and the Scientific Community,” Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, Boston, November.

 
 

Ecklund, Elaine Howard and Esther Chan, “Building Student Research Teams in Sociology of Religion—Successes and Failures,” Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, Boston, November.

 
 

Peifer, Jared, Elaine Howard Ecklund, and David Johnson, “A Global Re-Assessment of Religiosity and Trust in Science,” Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, Phoenix, November.

 
 

Kye, Samuel H. and Elaine Howard Ecklund, “Faith and Science: The Complex Nexus of Religion, Science, and Education,” American Sociological Association, Denver, August.

 
 

Ecklund, Elaine Howard, Anne E. Lincoln, Virginia White, “Men’s Changing Devotion to Work: How Male Scientists Navigate Competing Devotions to Work and Family,” American Sociological Association, Denver, August.

 

 
 

Lincoln, Anne E. and Elaine Howard Ecklund, “Noise in the Pipeline: Paths to Matriculation in Elite Academic Science,” American Sociological Association, Denver, August.

 
 

Ecklund, Elaine Howard, Elizabeth Korver-Glenn, Esther Chan, “Understandings of Science in Local Congregations,” Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, Phoenix, November.

 
 

"Toward Underlying Reasons for Gender Stratification in the Sciences: Preliminary Findings from the Perceptions of Women in Science Study." (April, 2010)

 
 

Cadge, Wendy and Elaine Howard Ecklund. 2008. ¿A Barrier or a Bridge?: Understandings of Religion among Pediatric Oncologists and Pediatricians,¿ American Academy of Religion Annual Meetings, Chicago, November.

 
 Ecklund, Elaine Howard, Sarah Desai, Michael Emerson. 2008. ¿Narratives of Volunteering among Mexican Catholics and Asian Indian Hindus,¿ Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, Louisville, KY, October.
 
 Ecklund, Elaine Howard, Eva Shih, Michael Emerson. 2008. ¿Re-Thinking the Connection between Religion and Civic Life among Chinese Americans,¿ Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, Louisville, KY.
 
 Invited Talks
 

"A Global Lab: Religion among Scientists in International Context." Faculty Roundtable, Rivendell Institute at Yale University, (February 2016)

 
 

"A Global Lab: Religion among Scientists in International Context." The Religious Studies Program, University of Minnesota, (March 2016)

 
 

"Balancing a Career in Science with Family." North Park University, (April 2016)

 
 

"Barriers from and Bridges to Religion for UK Scientists." The Faraday Institute, University of Cambridge, (July 2014)

 
 

"Ethical Ambiguity in Science." American Physical Society, (March 2015)

 
 

"Failing Families, Failing Science: Work-Family Conflict in Academic Science." Medical School Fellowship and Health Care Professionals Fellowship, Yale School of Medicine, (February 2016)

 
 

"Myths and Realities at the Faith and Science Interface." College of the Bahamas, (March 2016)

 
 

"New Directions in the Science and Religion Relationship: Lessons From Across the Globe." Grad Christian Fellowship Roundtable, Cornell Graduate Christian Fellowship, Cornell University, (April 2016)

 
 

"Religion and Ethics for UK Biologists." Uses and Abuses of Biology Conference, The Faraday Institute, University of Cambridge, (September 2014)

 
 

"Scientists, Religion, and the Conflict Thesis." The Idea that Wouldn’t Die: The Warfare between Science and Religion conference, University of Wisconsin-Madison, (May 2015)

 
 

"Spirituality and Science." Spiritual but Not Religious Conference, Department of Religion, Rice University, (March 2016)

 
 

"Teaching about Religions in Public: Considering Positionality and Social Location in order to Create Space Spaces for Discussion." The Religious Studies Program Roundtable, University of Minnesota, (March 2016)

 
 

"The Truths of Science and Religion: What Scientists Really Believe." North Park University, (April 2016)

 
 

"What People of Faith Think about Science, Scientists Think about Faith, and Why We Should Care." Distinguished Pascal Lecture, Westmont College, (February 2015)

 
 

"What Religious Americans Think about Science: Beyond Myths." Perceptions: Science and Religious Communities Conference, American Association for the Advancement of Science, (March 2015)

 
 

 Ecklund, Elaine Howard, “The Ethical and Spiritual Beliefs and Practices of Scientists in Different National Contexts,” Cambridge University, The Faraday Institute Summer Course, July.

 
 

2011                Ecklund, Elaine Howard, “Science, Atheism, and People of Faith: The Need for Dialogue,” Co-Sponsored Department of Sociology, Department of Biology and Department of Physics, Calvin College, December.

 
 

Ecklund, Elaine Howard, “A Way Forward for Intelligent Dialogue Between Religious and Scientific Communities, Invited Lecture, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS),” Washington, DC, December, 2010.

 
 

Ecklund, Elaine Howard, “How Scientists Understand Religion,” Boston University, CURA, March, 2010.

 
 

Ecklund, Elaine Howard, “Science Vs. Religion,” Baylor University, Department of Sociology, March, 2010

 
 

Ecklund, Elaine Howard, “Science Vs. Religion: Reporting on Religion for the 21st Century,” Invited Lecture for Faith Angle Journalism Conference, Miami, November, 2010.

 
 

Ecklund, Elaine Howard, “Science Vs. Religion: What Scientists Really Think,” Notre Dame University, Colloquium on the Interdisciplinary Study of Religion, September, 2010.

 
 

Ecklund, Elaine Howard, “Science Vs. Religion: What Scientists Really Think,” Princeton University, Center for the Study of Religion, Campus Lecture, November, 2010.

 
 

Ecklund, Elaine Howard, “The Religious Identities (and Lack Thereof) of Scientists,” Chesterton House, Cornell University, April, 2010.

 
 

Ecklund, Elaine Howard, “The Religious and Ethical Beliefs of Scientists,” Cambridge University, The Faraday Institute, July, 2010.

 
 

Ecklund, Elaine Howard, “Waging Peace on the Science and Religion Battleground,” Gordon College, Faculty Forum, March, 2010.

 
 

Ecklund, Elaine Howard and Michael Emerson, “Are Immigrants “Good” Americans? Initial Results from the Religion, Immigrant, Civic Engagement (R.I.C.E.) Study,” University of Houston Center for Immigration Studies,” Houston, April, 2009.

 
 Keynote Speaker
 

"Science, Religion and Medicine in a Global and Local Perspective." Conference on Medicine and Religion, Institute for Spirituality and Health, (March 2016)

 
 

"Towards Civil Discourse and Intellectual Humility in the Science and Religion Debates." Intellectual Virtue and Civil Discourse Conference, Center for Christian Thought, Biola University, (May 2015)

 
 

Ecklund, Elaine Howard, “How Scientists View Religion: A US and UK Comparison,” Invited Speaker, Cambridge University, The Faraday Institute, March.

 
 

Ecklund, Elaine Howard, “A Way Forward for Dialogue between Religious and Scientific Communities,” Cornell University, Beggs Endowed Lecture on Science and Spirituality, October, 2010.

 
 Lectures
 

"Boundaries Between Science and Religion in the UK and India." Houston Science and Religion Discussion Group, Houston. (November 2014)

 
 

Ecklund, Elaine Howard, “The Complexity of Scientists’ Religious and Spiritual Identities,” Invited Lecture, Louisiana State University, Campus Wide, March, 2010.

 
 

Ecklund, Elaine Howard, “What Scientists Think About Religion,” Cornell University, Bethe House Lecture, April, 2010.

 
 Ecklund, Elaine Howard. 2008. ¿The Irrelevance and Relevance of Religion among Elite US Scientists, Faraday Institute, University of Cambridge, August.
 
 Panelist
 

"How Much, Where, and How to Publish on Religion for Graduate Students and Early Career Scholars." Association for the Sociology of Religion, Chicago. (August 2015) With Amy Adamczyk, Kraig Beyerlein, and Gerardo Marti

 
 

Ecklund, Elaine Howard, “Author Meets Critic Session on Science Vs. Religion: What Scientists Really Think,” Society for the Scientific Study of Religion Annual Meetings, October, 2010.

 
 Session Chair
 

Ecklund, Elaine Howard, Invited Moderator, Panel, “Public Role of Religious Women Around the World,” Dialog of Civilizations Platform, sponsored by the Gulen Institute, Houston, TX, February, 2010.

 
 Workshops
 

Ecklund, Elaine Howard and Katherine Sorrell, “Identities and Social Change,” Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture, University of Virginia, February 8, 2011.

 
 

Ecklund, Elaine Howard, (Invited Scholar Participant) “NSF Workshop on Lay Public Knowledge of Science,” National Science Foundation, October, 2010.

 
Editorial Positions
 Member of the Editorial Board, Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion. (2012 - 2013)

 Member of the Editorial Board, Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion. Blackwell. (2009 - 2009)

 Member of the Editorial Board, Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion. Wiley-Blackwell. (2011 - 2011)

Supervised Theses & Dissertations
 Yiping Eva Shih, PhD Commitee Member. (2010) (Thesis Committee Member)

 Jared Peiffer, PhD Commitee Member. (2011) (Thesis Committee Member)

 Jon Endean, Undergraduate thesis Commitee Member. (2011) (Thesis Committee Member)

 Terri Laws, PhD Committee Member. (2012) (Thesis Committee Member)

 Virginia White, BA Undergraduate Thesis Advisor. (2012) (Thesis Director)

 Sarah James, undergraduate thesis Undergraduate Thesis Committee Member. (2012) (Thesis Committee Member)

 Terri Laws, PhD Dissertation Committee Member. (2013) (Thesis Committee Member)

 James Phillips, PhD PhD Advisor . (2014) (Thesis Director)

Awards, Prizes, & Fellowships
 Faculty Initiatives Fund, Rice University (2015)

 Charles O. Duncan Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement, Rice University (2013)

 Social Sciences Research Professorship, School of Social Sciences, Rice University (January 2011)

 Cornell University Beggs Lectureship on Science, Spirituality, and Society, Cornell University (October 2010)

Positions Held
 Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Sociology. (2010 - 2010)

 Director, Religion and Public Life Program. (2010 - 2016)

 Rice Scholar, Baker Institute for Public Policy, Rice University. (2010 - 2010)

 Director, Religion and Public Life Program, Rice University, Kinder Institute for Urban Research . (2010 - 2010)