Dr. Mike McMullen is an associate professor of Sociology and Cross Cultural Studies at the University of Houston-Clear Lake in Houston, Texas. He received his doctorate from Emory University (Atlanta, Georgia) in 1995, and his bachelor’s degree in sociology and mathematics from the University of Kansas in 1989. His areas of interest include the sociology of religion, organizational development and change, and conflict resolution and mediation. He is currently working on a book on the history of conflict resolution in the US. He also worked for 5 years at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change in Atlanta, Georgia as a researcher and workshop facilitator, training youth in conflict resolution techniques as well as civil rights history. Most recently, Mike spent a year living in Cairo, Egypt as a Fulbright Scholar, teaching at American University in Cairo during the 2009-2010 academic year.