Dr. Laurel Cornell

Laurel holds graduate degrees in demography and in landscape architecture. She is a faculty member at IU in three departments: Sociology, Fine Arts and East Asian Languages and Cultures. She grew up as a member of the Society of Friends (Quakers) and became an Episcopalian in 1998. She believes that the two faith communities, though located at opposite ends of the liturgical spectrum, have a lot in common. Both require that the congregation participate actively in the worship service, and both have a strong commitment to social justice. However, Episcopalians have music!