My teaching interests include the interplay of religion(s) in social change, particularly issues of racism, sexism, sexuality and globalization; social movements in general, and non-violent and ecological movements in particular; the religious landscape of the U.S., with particular interest in the religious expressions of women, new immigrant groups and people of color; feminist and environmental sociology; and religion and ecology, with a particular interest in eco-justice and environmental racism.  I also serve in the Environmental Studies and Women's Studies programs.

My research is focused on religious involvement, particularly Christian in ecological issues and movements in the U.S. and Australia, nature spirituality, and religious responses to global warming.

Academic Experience:

2000- Associate Professor, Sociology of Religion and Environmental Studies, Drew University
2002 Visiting Researcher, Political and Social Inquiry, Monash University, Australia.
1994-2000 Assistant Professor, Sociology of Religion, Drew University.
1993 Instructor in Religion, Candler School of Theology, Emory University.
1992 Instructor in Religion, Columbia Seminary.
1987-1990 Full-time Instructor in Sociology, Agnes Scott College.
1987 Instructor in Humanities/Art History, Atlanta College of Art.
1986-1987 Instructor in Religion and in Liberal Studies, Emory College.
1985-1986 Teaching Assistant, Candler School of Theology, Emory University.


Emory University, Institute of Liberal Arts, Ph.D., Sociology of Religion, 1994. M.A., 1985.

Stanford University, 1982-1983. Ph.D. program, Department of Religious Studies.

Florida State University, 1981, summa cum laude, B.A. in Humanities/Religion.