Board of Academic Advisors
Institute Director - An Associate Professor of Religion at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Dr. Kaplan sits on the Editorial Boards of the journals Terrorism and Political Violence, Nova Religio and The Pomegranate. He is the author or editor of eleven books on religious violence and millenarian terrorism. His publications include: The Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature [with Bron Taylor]; Millennial Violence: Past, Present and Future (2002); The Cultic Milieu (2002); Encyclopedia of White Power: A Sourcebook on the Radical Racist Right; (2000); Beyond The Mainstream: The Emergence Of Religious Pluralism In Finland, Estonia And Russia (2000); The Emergence of an Euro-American Radical Right [Co-authored with Leonard Weinberg] (1998); and Radical Religion in America: Millenarian Movements From the Far Right to the Children of Noah (1997). In addition, he has authored numerous articles, encyclopedia entries, and book reviews which have appeared in a multi-disciplinary range of academic journals. His most recent publications are “The Fifth Wave: The New Tribalism?,” Terrorism and Political Violence (forthcoming 2007), "Islamophobia in America?: September 11 and Islamophobic Hate Crime,” Terrorism and Political Violence 18:1 (Winter 2006), and “New Religious Movements and Globalization.” In Eugene V. Gallagher and W. Michael Ashcraft, eds., New and Alternative Religions in the United States, Vol. 1. (Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 2006).