Most recently I worked at Bethel University (TN) in a variety of capacities: Director of the Critical Thinking Program, Budget Director, and Director of Strategic Planning.
Previously I served as a Visiting Lecturer in Religion at the University of Vermont, and before that I worked as an
Associate Director in the Critical Writing Program at the University of Pennsylvania,
where I was responsible for administrative aspects of all elements of the program, including
course and enrollment management, financial administration, and management of our instructional and academic programming.
I received my Ph.D. in Religious
Studies from the University of Pennsylvania, where I focused on ritual studies and religion and science;
in particular I am interested in the application of methods from the cognitive sciences in the study of ritual.
I was a member of the Religions of East and South Asia Graduate Workgroup. I also hold an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh.