Katie E. Corcoran received her Ph.D. from the University of Washington and is currently an Assistant Professor of Sociology at West Virginia University.  Her areas of expertise are in congregations, religious beliefs and emotions, organizations, criminology, culture, and social networks. She published the book Religious Hostility: A Global Assessment of Hatred and Terror with Rodney Stark and the book High on God: How Megachurches Won the Heart of America with James K. Wellman and Kate Stockly.