- BA Boston College (English & Philosophy)
- PhD University of Pennsylvania (Folklore and Folklife)
- PRC 602 Social Research Methods
Books and Monographs:
- From West Africa to West Philadelphia: Storytelling Traditions of Philadelphia's Liberian Elders. Philadelphia: Center for Folklore and Ethnography, University of Pennsylvania, 2008.
- Ethnographic Overview and Assessment of the New River Gorge National River and the Gauley River, Recreational Area. (with Rita Moonsammy and Thomas Carroll). Boston and Philadelphia: National Park Service and the Center for Folklore and Ethnography, 2007.
- Piecing Together the Fragments: An Ethnography of Leadership for Social Change in North Central Philadelphia 2005-2005 (with Rosina Miller). New York and Philadelphia: NYU School of Public Service and the Center for Folklore and Ethnography, University of Pennsylvania, 2006.
- Waging Democracy in the Kingdom of Coal: OVEC and the Movement for Social and Environmental Justice in Central Appalachia 2002-2003. Philadelphla: Center for Folklore and Ethnography, University of Pennsylvania, 2004.
- Conserving Culture: A New Discourse on Heritage (ed). Urbana: University of lllinois, 1994.
- Chaseworld: Foxhunting and Storytelling in New Jersey's Pine Barrens. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1992.
- The Grand Generatlon: Memory, Mastery, Legacy (with Marjorie Hunt and Steven J. Zeitlin) Seattle and Washington, D.C.: University of Washington Press, 1987.
- One Space, Many Places: Folklife and Land Use in New Jersey's Pinelands Natlonal Reserve. Washington, D.C.: American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, 1986.
- “Dialogues all the Way Down: Conversational Genres as Matrices of Socio-Ecological Renewal,” chapter in Cultural Sustainabilities: Music, Media, Language, Advocacy, ed. Timothy J. Cooley. Forward by Jeff Todd Titon. Forthcoming, University of Illinois Press.
- 2018. “Curating Time’s Body: Elders as Stewards of Historical Sensibility.” In The Expressive Lives of Elders: Folklore, Art, and Aging, ed. Jon Kay. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.
- 2016. “Deep Commoning: Public Folklore and Environmental Policy on a Resource Frontier.” International Journal of Heritage Studies. 22 (8):635-649.
- 2014. “Groundtruthing the Public Trust: Ethnography, Mountaintop Retention, and the Reclamation of NEPA.” Practicing Anthropology. 36 (4):52-58.
- 2013. (with Betsy Taylor). “Edgework and Boundary Crossings: Assessing Foundations for Public Ecology in the Appalachian Region.” In Environmental Considerations in Energy Production, ed. John R. Craynon. Englewood, CO: Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration, pp. 99-110.