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Adjunct Research Professor (Dept of Sociology and Anthropology) and Contract Instructor
Tom Sherwood has two sets of professional credentials.
As a clergy person, he is an ordained United Church of Canada minister who has had a career in parish ministry, hospital chaplaincy, and campus ministry (Toronto, 1973-76; Carleton University Ecumenical Chaplain, 1999-2009).
As a university teacher since 1982, he has taught courses in anthropology of religion, sociology of religion, and religion in Canada at Carleton and Saint Paul University from First Year to M.A. levels.
In June 2009, he was appointed the McGeachy Senior Scholar in the United Church of Canada, and commissioned to undertake a two-year research project on the religiosity, spirituality and values of Canadians born in the 1980s. His research and consulting are based in the Canadian Campus Chaplaincy Centre, www.campuschaplaincy.ca. He continues to teach at Carleton through the College of the Humanities, the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, and the Centre for Initiatives in Education.
- religion in Canadian society
- interfaith relations and multifaith activities
- multiple religious belonging
- youth and young adult spirituality
- ANTH 2550 A/RELI 2736 A Religion and Society (F) – Host Dept. ANTHROPOLOGY
- ANTH 2550 B/RELI 2736 B Religion and Society (W) – Host Dept. RELIGION
2013 Summer Courses
- ANTH 2550 B/RELI 2736 A Religion and Society (May-June) – Host Dept. ANTHROPOLOGY
Tom Sherwood was Religion and Life columnist for the Ottawa Citizen in the 1980s and ’90s, and a freelance writer of popular articles for many years. His academic publications since 2000 include articles on Multiple Religious Practice, Religious Diversity in Canada, New Understandings of Ecumenism, and University Chaplaincy.