John P. Bartkowski is Professor of Sociology at Mississippi State University. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Texas-Austin in 1997. Much of his work examines the connections between religion, family, and social welfare. His most recent works include the books Charitable Choices: Religion, Race, and Poverty in the Post- Welfare Era (New York University Press, 2003) and The Promise Keepers: Servants, Soldiers, and Godly Men (Rutgers University Press, 2004). He is also the author of Remaking the Godly Marriage: Gender Negotiation in Evangelical Families (Rutgers University Press, 2001). Bartkowski is currently working on two books — one on Latter-day Saint teen religiosity and another on evangelical parenting. He has published articles in Sociology of Religion, Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, Review of Religious Research, Social Forces, Sociological Quarterly, Social Science Quarterly, Journal of Marriage and Family, Gender & Society, and Qualitative Sociology, among other journals. He has served in various officer roles for the American Sociological Association Section on Religion, the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, the Association for the Sociology of Religion, and the Religious Research Association.