Gary John Adler, Jr.

Gary John Adler, Jr.

Gary John Adler, Jr.

Assistant Professor of Sociology
2017-18 Rock Ethics Institute Faculty Fellow
514 Oswald Tower, University Park, PA 16802

Biography

Much of Dr. Adler’s research has focused on how religious organizations produce empathy, tolerance, political behavior, and activism. His recent book, Empathy Beyond U.S. Borders (Cambridge University Press), is about immersion travel as a form of transnational civic engagement by colleges and churches. He examines why organizations send people abroad, how cross-cultural interactions are produced, and the cultural and emotional mechanisms of travel that change individuals. He has also published on congregations, survey methodology, and Catholic parishes, including the edited volume, American Parishes: Remaking Local Catholicism (Fordham University Press).

Gary John Adler, Jr.