Cory Anderson is a rural sociologist and geographer whose research focuses exclusively on the plain Anabaptist people. He is cofounder with Joseph Donnermeyer of the Amish & Plain Anabaptist Studies Association and editor of the Journal of Amish and Plain Anabaptist Studies. He has published both in JAPAS and mainline academic journals about the Amish and other plain Anabaptists. Being a professor-scholar who is also a member of an Amish-Mennonite church, he is well positioned to track and investigate the day-to-day cultural dynamics of the plain people. Anderson’s areas of interest include population, settlement, and migration; horse-and-buggy safety; seekers and converts to the plain Anabaptists; the structure and viability of the Amish social system; plain dress; the Beachy Amish-Mennonite religious tradition; and the sub-field of Amish Studies.