Director of Extended Learning and Assistant Professor of Practical Theology
PhD, Columbia University, 2003
MA, Boston University, 1997
BA, SUNY Albany, 1994
- Mission and Missionaries in Global Church/Public Sphere
- Individualism and Congregational Life
- Migration, Religion, and Diversity/Assimilation
Protestant Missionaries, Asian Immigrants, and Ideologies of Race in America, 1850-1924, Routledge Press, 2007.
"Immigration and Asian American Religions," Asian American Religious Cultures, ABC-CLIO, 2015.
“Religion and Immigration, 1924-1965,” Encyclopedia of Religion in America, CQ Press Library, 2010.
“From Alleged Buddhists to Unreasonable Hindus: Assessing First Amendment Jurisprudence in the Post-1965 Period.” Co-Authored with Courtney Bender. In A Nation of Religions: The Politics of Pluralism in a Multireligious America, University of North Carolina Press, 2006.
“’The Civilization of White Men’: The Race of the Hindu in United States vs. Bhagat Singh Thind.” In Race, Religion and Identity Formation in the Americas, Oxford University Press, 2004.