Gregory Schneider, Ph.D., professor of religion and social science, specializes in the conflicts and compatibilities of religion with psychology and the other social sciences. He also studies the history of American Wesleyan and Holiness traditions in America. He has been active in the American Academy of Religion, serving on the steering committees of two program units: the Wesleyan Studies Group and the Person, Culture, and Religion group, a unit dedicated to the interface between psychology and religion. He won a year-long Fellowship for College Teachers from the National Endowment for the Humanities in 1985 and served on several review panels for that agency in the 1980s and 1990s. At PUC, he was the Walter C. Utt Visiting Professor of History for 2005-06. Outside the classroom, he regards his faculty sponsorship of the local Amnesty International chapter and his occasional roles as actor for the Dramatic Arts Society as his most important and rewarding contributions to PUC's community of learning. He also loves kayaking (flat water), sailing (dinghies), biking (mostly off-road), classical music (a virtuoso at spinning CDs), and fantasy novels (yes, even Harry Potter).