David L. McConnell (B.A., Earlham College; M.A. and Ph.D., Stanford University) is a cultural anthropologist who teaches at The College of Wooster in Wooster, OH. His coauthored book (with Charles Hurst) An Amish Paradox: Diversity and Change in the World’s Largest Amish Community (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010) explores the far-reaching social changes created by increasing entanglement with market forces in the Holmes County Settlement. McConnell has also coauthored three articles on the changing face of Amish education, agriculture, and income and wealth distribution.
McConnell’s current research explores Amish ecological perspectives and the complex ways in which the Amish situate themselves within the natural world. A complete biographical profile is available at http://www.wooster.edu/bios/dmcconnell/.