Chief Information Officer and Director of External Relations
Steve oversees the AAR’s information technology, including its websites, databases, and networks. He also manages government relations, external relations, and serves as liaison to the Committee on the Public Understanding of Religion.
He is Founding Director of Religionsource, an AAR online referral service for journalists seeking academic sources on specific religion topics, and has been on the AAR staff since 1994.
He has twenty-five years of experience in nonprofit work, including a decade at Amnesty International USA, where he served as director of its Southern Region. For several years, he managed small businesses. Early in his career, he was a public schoolteacher.
He holds a master’s degree in public administration from Harvard’s Kennedy School, where he concentrated on the nonprofit sector; a master’s in political science from Clark Atlanta University, where he concentrated on religion and law; and a master’s in management of information technology from the University of Virginia.