Professor, Binghamton University (State University of New York)
Adam Laats taught middle and high school for ten years in Milwaukee. He earned his PhD in U.S. History at the University of Wisconsin—Madison in 2007. Professor Laats studies the history of American education. He is interested in the history of cultural battles over schooling and school reform. His books have examined the campaigns of conservative evangelical Protestants in both K-12 and higher education, the history of creation/evolution debates, and the evolution of conservative thinking about K-12 education. His current research examines the first systematic attempt at urban school reform in American history. He blogs about history, religion, and education at I Love You but You’re Going to Hell and tweets at @AdamLaats.
Fundamentalist U: Keeping the Faith in American Higher Education (Oxford University Press, 2018)
Teaching Evolution in a Creation Nation, with philosopher Harvey Siegel (University of Chicago Press, 2016)
The Other School Reformers: Conservative Activism in American Education (Harvard University Press, 2015).