Experts by Name

Cory Anderson: Converts; Horse-and-buggy safety; Migration and settlements
Caroline Brock: Agriculture; Health; Education
Joshua R. Brown: Cultural change; Gender; Language
Edsel Burdge, Jr.: Demographics; Non-Amish plain groups; Migration and settlements
James Cates: Mental health; Social services; Cultural change
Mark Dewalt: Education; Family; Childhood
Joseph Donnermeyer: Demographics; Occupations; Social change
Beth Graybill: Non-Amish plain groups; Women; Tourism
Lawrence Greksa: Demographics; Mental health; Social change
Steve Hartman Keiser: Language
Karen Johnson-Weiner: Education; Family; Gender roles; Language; Women
Martha King: Health; Health care; Social change
Jill Korbin: Childhood; Family; Mental health
Donald Kraybill: Business; Cultural change; Religious beliefs; Technology
Mark Louden: Language; Health care; Legal issues
David McConnell: Cultural change; Education; Environment
Steve Nolt: History; Occupations; Religious beliefs; Technology
Judson Reid: Agriculture; Non-Amish plain groups; Technology
Janneken Smucker: Cultural change; Entrepreneurship; Quilts
Rachel Stein: Communities; demographics, Social change
Richard Stevick: Rumspringa; Technology; Youth
Susan Trollinger: Tourism; Religious beliefs; History
David Weaver-Zercher: Media; Religious beliefs
Erik Wesner: Business; Communities; Entrepreneurship

About the site

Amish Studies is an academic website developed by the Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies at Elizabethtown College to provide reliable information on Amish life and culture.

Designed to assist scholars, students and the general public, the site was developed with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of a collaborative research grant on Amish diversity and identity in the 20th century. The research team included principal investigator Donald B. Kraybill of Elizabethtown College (Pa.) and two co-investigators, Steven M. Nolt of Goshen College (Ind.) and Karen M. Johnson-Weiner of SUNY Potsdam (New York).

The Amish population statistics are updated annually in the summer. Other information will be revised and added on a periodic basis.

Recent books

The Amish book cover Authors: Donald Kraybill, Karen Johnson-Weiner, and Steven Nolt (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013; paperback available in January 2018)


The Amish: A Concise Introduction book cover

Author: Steven Nolt (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016)