I am a Professor of Sociology 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 on the perceptions and experiences that local non-Amish residents have of and with their Old Order Amish neighbors. I also conduct research in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. My areas of teaching interest include food, culture and society, indigenous cultures, women's lives in cross-cultural perspective, income inequality in the United States, the Amish community and "new religions" on the contemporary American landscape.