Christopher Andrews joined the Sociology faculty at Drew in 2011. After graduating from Miami University (B.A. Psychology, minor in Sociology), he received his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Maryland. He teaches courses on social psychology, research methods, and the sociology of work and occupations. His areas of interest include the effects of technology on work and employment and how technological innovations shape social interaction and identity. He co-authored a book chapter (“The Virtual Assembly Line”) in Management, Labour Process, and Software Development (2005) with Craig Lair and Bart Landry based on their collaborative study of thirty software startups in the Washington DC metro area. He has also authored an entry on C.Wright Mills’ (1959) classic essay on the ‘sociological imagination’ in the Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology (2007), reprinted in the  Concise Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology (2009). Currently, he is researching the effects of self-checkouts in the supermarket industry, examining how social forces shape the adoption and use of self-service technology, including the role of labor unions, competitors, and customer attitudes.