My current research interests focus on religious pluralism, intercultural relations, public theology, and civil society in the context of East Asia. Some of my previous work includes projects in critical pedagogy and intercultural communication for global citizenship, community based research methods for urban ministry, and curricular frameworks for integrating inter-religious and missional studies. I have extensive experience in higher education and intercultural training including teaching intercultural relations at American University’s School of International Service and actively supporting a variety faith communities and NGOs serving in the D.C. metropolitan area. For four years I worked in the People’s Republic of China in a variety of capacities including teaching communication and culture at Anhui Normal University and providing trainings and lectures in intercultural dynamics for the U.S. State Department, Mercy Corps, and local Chinese NGOs responding to the earthquake which struck Southwest China in 2008.