David L. McConnell

Professor of Anthropology
Chair, Sociology and Anthropology Department
The College of Wooster
Wooster OH  44691
Tel: 330-263-2476

Email: dmcconnell@wooster.edu


Ph.D., Education, Stanford University, Stanford, CA (1991)
            Area:  Social Sciences in Education
M.A.,   Anthropology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA (1991)
B.A.,   Cross-Cultural Studies, Earlham College, Richmond, IN (1982

Selected Publications

Hurst, Charles and David McConnell. 2010. An Amish Paradox: Diversity and Change in the World’s Largest Amish Community.  Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press.

McConnell, David L. and Charles E. Hurst.  2006. “No ‘Rip Van Winkles’ Here:  Amish Education Since Wisconsin v Yoder”.  Anthropology and Education Quarterly. 37 (3): 236-54.

Review essay of Mark W. Dewalt, Amish Education in the United States and Canada and Karen M. Johnson-Weiner, Train Up a Child: Old Order Amish andMennonite Schools. Anthropology and Education Quarterly. 38 (3): 16.

Watanabe, Yasushi and David McConnell, eds. 2008. Soft Power Superpowers:  Cultural and National Assets in Japan and the United States. New York: M.E. Sharpe.

McConnell, David L. 2003.  “JET Lag:  Studying a Multilevel Program Over Time”.  Pp. 124-38 in Doing Fieldwork in Japan.  Theodore C. Bestor, Patricia G. Steinhoff, and Victoria Lyon Bestor, eds. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press.
McConnell, David.  2000. Importing Diversity:  Inside Japan's JET Program.  Berkeley, CA:  University of California Press.

McConnell, David L. and Jackson H. Bailey. 1999. "Power in Ambiguity:  The Shido Shuji and Japanese Educational Innovation".  Pp. 63-88 in Susan Long and Scott Clark, eds., Lives in Motion: Composing Circles of Self and Community in Japan.  Cornell University Press.

McConnell, David L.  1996. "Education for Global Integration in Japan:  A Case Study of The JET Program.”  Human Organization 55 (4):  446-457.


Course Syllabus for Amish Culture

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