I’ve always loved give-and-take discussions about religion. And I thrive on bringing crucial knowledge to the wider world, whether teaching college classes, speaking to groups or talking to the media.
Religion is a key to understanding contemporary societies and global events. Whatever the story, whatever your path in life, religion matters.
Yet “religious literacy” is at an all-time low. So are original, edgy angles. I hope to help remedy that.
My interest dates to youth, raised Roman Catholic with thirteen years of Catholic schooling. I completed a Ph.D. at Duke University with a specialization in U.S. Catholicism. I’ve taught topics in American religion for fifteen years at TCU, Duke and Hofstra. I speak about religion, not for any particular religion.
I walk a lot. All website photos are taken by me in East New York, Brooklyn.