If they didn’t pay me to teach, I would anyway. I have a BA in Sociology and Spanish, a Master of Public Affairs from the LBJ School, and a PhD in Sociology, all from the University of Texas at Austin. In my graduate training, I specialized in international affairs, economic development and social change, and the sociology of Latin America. I did the research for my Master’sin Paraguay on its land colonization program and the research for my PhD in Chile on its neoliberal model of development. The courses I’m currently teaching are Understanding Globalization, The Sociology of the Environment, and Introduction to Sociology. I’ve also taught various other courses on development, globalization, race and ethnicity, social inequality, and social statistics. I’m also well educated in life experience. I’ve made my living as a carpenter, land surveyor, dish washer, oil field roughneck, and as a counselor and administrator in a shelter for Central American refugees. I live a nice, quiet life, working at Temple and living in bucolic Chester County with my beautiful wife, Marian.