I have been a sociology professor at Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin since 1998. My spouse and partner is Gladys Hollant, M.D. and we have two daughters, Lea (b. 1999) and Noelle (b. 2005). I grew up listening to Leonard Bernstein's concerts for youth on Sunday afternoons. I love polka music and played in two polka bands in Central Wisconsin in the 1970s. At our cottage in Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin we get some cool polka shows on local broadcast radio stations. My musical tastes cover a wide swath but center around mainstream and Brazilian jazz. My mother and sister have been Lutheran organists so baroque styles are intuitive for me in sacred music. More Miles Davis and Chet Baker than Maynard Ferguson. More Eliane Elias than Diana Krall. More Jackson Browne than The Eagles. More Einstezende Neubaten than Lynard Skynard. More Lou Reed than Barry Manilow. More Bela Bartok and Kurt Weill than the usual symphonic fare of Mozart-Beethoven-Mozart. More Ornette Coleman and Eric Dolphy than Shania Twain and Justin Bieber (I do have two daughters, after all).