Assistant Professor of Honors Interdisciplinary Studies
My Role in the Honors College
I teach Citizen and Self, part of the Honors College Core Curriculum, and I advise and work with students on research.
I got my undergraduate degree at Miami University of Ohio. I studied religion, political science, and psychology. I got my master's and doctorate in religion at Harvard Divinity School.
I spend my time thinking and writing about the intersections between public life and religion in the United States. I am especially interested in the ways that understandings of sexuality and gender influence this landscape.
Hobbies and Interests
Hobbies include vegetarian cooking, rescuing cats, and gardening. I am also interested in how communities can develop stronger resilience in the face of environmental and economic challenges.
What Brought me to the HC
I came to the Honors College because it was such a great opportunity to work with undergraduates in an interdisciplinary environment, asking questions about how we can live well together in a democracy.
A Little About Myself
I grew up on a farm in Ohio, but spent many summers with my extended family in Kentucky. After living in urban Massachusetts for a decade, I was excited to return to my roots in Kentucky where houses are affordable, people are friendly, and it hardly ever snows.