I am a Professor of Sociology and Chair of the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice Studies at Westminster College.
I have a B.A. degree in Sociology and Anthropology from Colgate University. I also have M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Sociology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In addition, I earned a Master's Certificate in Latin American Studies from Chapel Hill.
My current scholarship focuses around the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. My areas of teaching interest include indigenous cultures, women's lives in cross-cultural perspective, income inequality in the United States, "new religions" on the contemporary American landscape and the Amish community.