Naomi Schaefer Riley is a weekly columnist for the New York Post and a former Wall Street Journal editor and writer whose work focuses on higher education, religion, philanthropy and culture. She is the author, most recently, of “Got Religion?: How Churches, Mosques, and Synagogues Can Bring Young People Back” (Templeton Press, 2014) and “Opportunity and Hope: Transforming Children’s Lives through Scholarships” (Rowman & Littlefield, 2014).
Her book, “‘Til Faith Do Us Part: How Interfaith Marriage is Transforming America” (Oxford, 2013), was named an editor’s pick by the New York Times Book Review. She is also the author of God on the Quad: How Religious Colleges and the Missionary Generation Are Changing America (St. Martin’s, 2005)and The Faculty Lounges … And Other Reasons Why You Won’t Get the College Education You Pay For (Ivan Dee, 2011). She is the co-editor of Acculturated (Templeton Press, 2010), a book of essays on pop culture and virtue.
Ms. Riley’s writings have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Boston Globe, the LA Times, and the Washington Post, among other publications. She appears regularly on FoxNews and FoxBusiness. She has also appeared on Q&A with Brian Lamb as well as the Today Show.
She graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University in English and Government. She lives in the suburbs of New York with her husband, Jason, and their three children.