James “Jamie” G. Huff Jr. is Associate Professor of Human Needs and Global Resources and Anthropology at Wheaton College. He also serves as the Associate Director of the Human Needs and Global Resources Program. His scholarship explores themes related to rural community development, religion in Latin America, faith-rooted social movements and non-government organizations, as well as comprehensive community initiatives. For the past fifteen years, he has regularly conducted ethnographic fieldwork in El Salvador, documenting the involvement of Pentecostal churches in community-based development projects. Since 2008, he has worked collaboratively with the staff of a Christian non-profit  (ENLACE) to implement evaluation studies that assess the impact of local development initiatives on the social, economic, and physical well-being of rural communities across El Salvador.  Jamie and his family live in Wheaton, Illinois.