David Karen has been teaching sociology at Bryn Mawr College since 1984. His teaching and research interests are diverse but he especially focuses on sociology of education and sociology of sports. His most recent book, written and edited with Robert Washington, is Sociological Perspectives on Sport: The Games Outside the Games. For the last ten summers or so, David and Rod Matthews have organized a weekly tennis get-together for the campus. Though he plays year-round wherever and whenever he can, during the spring and summer, David participates in various recreational USTA leagues.