After my long and surprising diversion at Merrill Lynch and putting my wife through school, we headed to South Carolina to be near our parents and enjoy the lower cost of living. I currently teach at Southern Wesleyan University (near Clemson), where I am the first sociologist in the school's 100-year history. In the past year, the number of majors in our three sociology-related areas (Social Science, Criminal Justice, and Human Services) has gone from 3 to 28. I am also director of the Honors Program. My wife, Denise, is a speech-language pathologist at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center, and our daughter Emilee collects Barbies, plays the violin, and rides horses.