After graduating West Texas State University with a B. S. in Economics, I attended the University of Texas at Austin and received my doctorate in Sociology in 1995. I first began to study interracial romance but then was fortunate enough to work with Michael Emerson on a half-million dollar grant to study multiracial churches. A few years ago I began to study academic bias and now have also conducted research on anti-Christian attitudes in the United States. That resulted in some of my latest writings. In 1999 I began teaching at the University of North Texas. Then in 2019 I started working for Baylor University with a joint appointment in Sociology and Institute of Religious Studies. I plan to continue my research on religious issues with this prestigious school.