I am primarily interested in the methods and practice of community organizing and development. I am committed to collaborative approaches to solving complex social problems and seek to bring the scholarship of community-based research and teaching to bear on these issues.
I am also interested in philosophies of moral formation and transformation. My book Rewired: Exploring Religious Conversion is an interdisciplinary exploration of the phenomenon of religious conversion in the context of community. I am interested in the sociology of institutional and community life and the exploration of how and why individuals become committed to civic action.
I am Assistant Professor of Honors Interdisciplinary Studies and Co-Director of the Institute for Citizenship and Social Responsibility at Western Kentucky University.
I live in Bowling Green, KY with my wife, Brandi Barnes Markham, and dog, Kai. I enjoy the outdoors and spending time with friends and family.