Donald B. Kraybill received his Ph.D. in sociology from Temple University. He is Distinguished College Professor and Senior Fellow Emeritus at Elizabethtown College. Internationally recognized for his scholarship on Anabaptist groups, Kraybill is the author or editor of many books and dozens of professional articles. His books include the highly acclaimed Amish Grace (2007, with Steven Nolt and David Weaver-Zercher), The Amish (2013, with Karen Johnson-Weiner and Steve Nolt), and Renegade Amish: Beard Cutting, Hate Crimes, and the Trial of the Bergholz Barbers (2014).
Kraybill’s books have been translated into eight different languages. His research has been featured in various media in the United States and many foreign countries, and he has served as a consultant for various projects related to Amish and other Anabaptist groups. The National Endowment for the Humanities and numerous private foundations have supported his research projects.