Professor of Sociology
Phone: (805) 565-6783
Office Location: Deane Hall 209
On sabbatical for Spring 2014 semester.
- Sociology, University of Surrey (England), 1977
- International University for Social Studies, 1972
Selected Professional Positions:
- Professor of Sociology, Westmont College, 1988-present
- Associate Professor of Sociology/Behavioral Sciences, Sterling College, 1986-88
- Professorial Fellow and Visiting Scholar, Harvard University, 1983-84
- Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Nigeria, 1981-83
- Academic Dean, St. Peter’s College, Sri Lanka, 1977-81
- Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Sri Lanka, 1977-81
- Special Adviser, Ministry of Education, Sri Lanka, 1977-81
- Assistant Professor, University of Surrey, England, 1976-77
Areas of Expertise:
- Cross-cultural Communication Studies
- World Religions
- Third World Sociology
Awards and Honors:
- Teacher of the Year Award, Social Science Division, Westmont College, 1996
- Research Grant, Harvard University, 1983, $15,000
- Spalding Trust grant, Oxford, England, 1982
- Pope Paul VI Award, Vatican, Rome, 1970
- President, International Cardinal Henry J. Newman Scholars Association, Rome, Italy
- Founder/Vice President, Giovani Per il Terzo Mondo (Youth for the Third World Movement), Rome, Italy
- Associate, Mother Teresa of Calcutta Community, London
- Crisis in Urban Decay, University Publications, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
- Schools and Occupational Socialization in Sri Lanka, Educational Publications, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 1992.
- Values and Work in Developing Societies, Educational Publications, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 1992.