- Ph.D., Anthropology, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
- M.A., Pastoral Theology, St. Mary-of-the-Woods College
- B.A., Anthropology, Brooklyn College-City University of New York
Cultural Anthropology, Magic and Religion, Qualitative Methods, Oral History, History and Theory of Applied Anthropology, and Rethinking Anthropology.
Mental Disabilities, Public Policy, Organized Religion in Secular Society, Ethnic Identity in Pluralistic Society, Symbolic Interactionism, Psychological Anthropology, Ethnography, Oral History, and Life History; United States, Caribbean (British and Dutch), and Overseas Indians.