Donald B. Kraybill, Ph.D.

Distinguished College Professor and Senior Fellow,
Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies
Joint appt., Sociology and Religious Studies departments

The Young Center, Elizabethtown College
One Alpha Drive, Elizabethtown, PA 17022

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Curriculum Vita [pdf]



Current and Recent Research

Young Center Books:
Johns Hopkins Press

Young Center for Anabaptist  and Pietist Studies

Amish Studies web site


Donald B. Kraybill received his Ph.D. in sociology from Temple University. He served as chair of the sociology and social work department at Elizabethtown College from 1979 to 1985 and directed the Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies from 1989 to 1996. He was provost of Messiah College (Pa.) from 1996 to 2002, and then returned to Elizabethtown College in 2003.

Internationally recognized for his scholarship on Anabaptist groups, Kraybill is the author or editor of many books and dozens of professional articles. His books have been translated into eight different languages. Kraybill’s research on Anabaptist groups has been featured in journals, magazines, and newspapers, and on radio and television programs across the United States and in many foreign countries. 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. Kraybill is the series editor of Young Center Books in Anabaptist and Pietist Studies published by the Johns Hopkins University Press.