I write about the ethical and spiritual challenge of living a good life in America today. My expertise, built up through two decades of research and teaching, covers the meaning and value of work, religion and public life, and higher education. My essays in The New Republic, Washington Post, America, Commonweal, Religion Dispatches, Chronicle of Higher Education, and elsewhere can be found here.
I am currently working on a book about the challenge of finding meaning in work in our post-industrial, economically precarious era. My teaching and research on work have been funded by major grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Louisville Institute.
I have a Ph.D. in religious studies from the University of Virginia. I’m an adjunct lecturer at Southern Methodist University and McCormick Theological Seminary, and I teach for the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture.
I am available for speaking or consulting engagements that draw from my research and experience in faculty development and general education.
I taught theology at King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, PA, for 11 years. I directed the college’s Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, where I led numerous faculty development programs and turned a moribund center into an agent for improving the college’s teaching culture.
My first book, Secret Faith in the Public Square: An Argument for the Concealment of Christian Identity, won the gold medal for the religion category in ForeWord Reviews‘ Book of the Year Awards in 2009.
I live in Dallas, Texas.
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