Other Writing

Published Scholarship

Falter, M., Arenas, A. A., Maples, G. W., Smith, C. T., Lamb, L. J., Anderson, M. G., Uzzell, E. M., Jacobs, L. E., Cason, X. L., Griffis, T. A., Polzin, M., & Wafa, N. Z. (2022). Making room for zoom in focus group methods: opportunities and challenges for novice researchers (during and beyond COVID-19). Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung / Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 23(1).

Maples, G., Rediger, L., & Small, J. (2021). Privilege as policy? An analysis of student religious accommodation policies in higher education. Journal of College and Character, 22(4).

Maples, G., & Braxton, J. (2020). The promise of norms appraisal for fraternity and sorority life. AFA Essentials, I(11). https://cdn.ymaws.com/www.afa1976.org/resource/collection/CDD060A2-73AE-4E82-9D43-3BCC3B629791/norms.pdf

Rockenbach, A. N., Mayhew, M. J., Giess, M. E., Morin, S. M., Staples, B. A., Correia-Harker, B. P., & Associates [five others, including Maples, G. W.]. (2020). IDEALS: Bridging religious divides through higher education. Interfaith Youth Core.

Snipes, J. T. & Maples, G. W. (2020). Black secular college students : An exploration of margins. In J. T. Snipes & S. Manson (Eds.), Remixed and Reimagined: Innovations in Religion, Spirituality, and (Inter)Faith in Higher Education. Myers Education Press.

Maples, G., Berger, N., Collins, C., & Healey, M. (2019). Student-Athletes: Academics and identity for Black male college students in revenue-generating sports – a literature review.  Journal of Student Affairs, 28(1).

Maples, G., Hirschy, A., Braxton, J., & Britt, E. (2019). Behaviors viewed as deplorable by peers:A different approach to programming to curb unacceptable behaviors in fraternities and sororities. Oracle: The Research Journal of the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors, 14(1).

Maples, G. (2019). Stranger under siege: A higher education leadership case study of Kennesaw State University’s Sam Olens.  Iris Journal of Scholarship, 1(1).

Public Writing

Maples, G. (2021, January 27). “Spotlight on a religious accommodation policy.” Convergence On Campus. https://convergenceoncampus.org/spotlight-on-a-religious-accommodation-policy/

Maples, G. (2020, September 30). “On student religious accommodations.” Convergence On Campus. https://convergenceoncampus.org/on-student-religious-accommodations/

Maples, G., Singer, K., Rockenbach, A., & Mayhew, M. (2020, September 9). “Study: Atheists say college doesn’t prepare them for a religiously diverse world.” The Friendly Atheist. Retrieved from: https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2020/09/09/study-atheists-say-college-doesnt-prepare-them-for-a-religiously-diverse-world/

Maples, G. (2019, November 19). “Circles in ivy: Pagans in higher education.” Convergence On Campus. https://convergenceoncampus.org/circles-in-ivy-pagans-in-higher-education/

Maples, G.. (2019, November 13). “Survey shows how friendships with atheists can defeat the stigma against us.” The Friendly Atheist. Retrieved from: https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2019/11/13/survey-shows-that-friendships-with-atheists-can-defeat-the-stigma-against-us/

Maples, G., Singer, K., Rockenbach, A., Hudson, T., & Mayhew, M. (2019, October 21). “Learning to revel in our shared humanity – the effects of friendships across difference.” Religion In Public. Retrieved from: https://religioninpublic.blog/2019/10/21/learning-to-revel-in-our-shared-humanity-the-effects-of-friendships-across-difference/

Maples, G., Singer, K., Rockenbach, A., Hudson, T., & Mayhew, M.(2019, October 18). “National study shows the promise of diverse interfaith friendships on college campuses.” RealClearReligion. Retrieved from: https://www.realclearreligion.org/articles/2019/10/18/national_study_shows_the_promise_of_diverse_interfaith_friendships_on_college_campuses.html

Maples, G. (2019, September 1). [Review of the book Fundamentalist U: Keeping the faith in American higher education, by A. Laats] Convergence Magazine, 2(3), 14-16. Retrieved from: https://convergenceoncampus.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Magazine-Sept-2019.pdf

Maples, G. (2019, May 22). “A reading recommendation.” Convergence On Campus. https://convergenceoncampus.org/2019/05/22/a-reading-recommendation-gordon-maples/

Maples, G. (2019, Feb. 13). “A look back at a Christian privilege seminar.” Convergence On Campus. https://convergenceoncampus.org/2019/02/13/a-look-back-at-a-christian-privilege-seminar-gordon-maples/ 

Maples, G. (2018, Oct. 24). “Exit the vacuum – Incorporating intersections into interfaith.” Convergence On Campus. https://convergenceoncampus.org/2018/10/24/exit-the-vacuum-incorporating-intersections-into-interfaith-gordon-maples/

Maples, G. (2018, July 25). “Putting plural in pluralism.” Convergence On Campus. https://convergenceoncampus.org/2018/07/25/putting-plural-in-pluralism-gordon-maples/

Maples, G. (2018, May 16). “Hypothetic Al: Engaging atheists in interfaith spaces.” Convergence On Campus. https://convergenceoncampus.org/2018/05/16/hypothetic-al-engaging-atheists-in-interfaith-spaces-gordon-maples/

Maples, G. (2018, March 21). “Public engagement – Separation of church and state, interfaith, and public colleges.” Convergence On Campus. https://convergenceoncampus.org/2018/03/21/public-engagement-gordon-maples/

Maples, G. (2018, Jan. 31). “The taboo of transparency.” Convergence On Campus. https://convergenceoncampus.org/2018/01/31/the-taboo-of-transparency-by-gordon-maples/

Unpublished Scholarship

Maples, G. & Willis, C. (unpublished). Muddled boundaries: A normative case study on religious accommodations in higher education. https://misantropey.files.wordpress.com/2022/04/normcase-muddled-boundaries-gm-cw.docx.pdf

Maples, G., Stacey, L., & Down, T. (pending publication). Signals of solidarity: Communication in collective action at Kennesaw State University. In A. Lamberti & A. Richards (Eds.), Towards Critical Academic Studies: Tracing the Effects of Conflict, Crisis, and Communication in Higher Education.

Maples, G. (pending publication). Mace, memes, and myopic management: The UC-Davis pepper spray scandal as a crisis communication case study. In A. Lamberti & A. Richards (Eds.), Towards Critical Academic Studies: Tracing the Effects of Conflict, Crisis, and Communication in Higher Education.

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