Areas of Expertise
Religion, spirituality, faith on college campuses, discernment of calling (vocation).
Contributions: (published works or studies, conference presentations)
I spent 10 years covering religion for The Indianapolis Star, working on local, national and international stories about diverse religious traditions, issues of religious liberty, religious pluralism.
Butler Assignment (classes or work duties)
Director of the Center for Faith and Vocation, a Lilly Endowment funded initiative that brings Butler into a network of 88 colleges and universities nationwide helping students connect spirituality and faith with their own sense of calling or vocation. I work with students, faculty and staff to make space for religious questions and commitments on campus and to help Butler become a place where discernment of vocation is part of the campus culture.
Freelance writing, rowing, gardening, fitness walking.
BA Indiana University, history and journalism. MA in history of religion at Butler University.
Stanley K. Lacy Leadership, class of XXXII; Top Dawg, Butler University staff appreciation award, 2007.
Association Memberships (professional/educational)
Lacy Leadership Association (SKL class XXXII); Member of the Religion Newswriters Association; Newspaper Guild of America; board membership Spirit & Place Festival (2005-20011); board membership, Global Interfaith Partnership (2011-present).
1988-89, Burlington Vt. Free Press, reporter.1989-1992, Lafayette Journal and Courier, reporter.1992-1994, The Indianapolis News, reporter1994-2003, The Indianapolis Star, reporter