Dr. Claudia May has taught in higher education for more than seventeen years in the US and the UK, and has lectured on subjects related to sports and spirituality, African American literature and Christian expression, religious sentiments in the blues, Christian discipleship formation, creative and non-fiction writing as a gateway to Christian spiritual practices, and writing as an avenue for personal healing. Dr. May is currently the Program Director and Associate Professor of Reconciliation Studies at Bethel University in Saint Paul, Minnesota.