Beth E. Graybill holds a Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of Maryland. She has served visiting professor and adjunct appointments at Franklin and Marshall College and at Dickinson College in gender studies and religious studies, and at Millersville University in sociology/anthropology. Graybill received the Kreider Fellowship at the Young Center in 2006. She has published on Plain dress and gender, women’s entrepreneurship, and Amish tourism, using ethnographic methodology. Graybill’s expertise on Lancaster County Amish tourism grows out of 12 summers working in the tourist industry. She has been researching topics related to Mennonite and Amish women for the past 20 years.