With his friends Kimberly Lau and Peter Tokofsky, Steve edited What Goes Around Comes Around, a volume of essays about proverbs by prominent folklorists, which was published by Utah State University Press. Steve also has an article in the book, and co-wrote the introduction.
For five years, Steve was one of the regional folklorists for the state of New Jersey, and the founding director of the Delaware Valley Folklife Center in Camden. In that position he conducted fieldwork and produced public programs, including a concert series. In 2001, he was one of the two main organizers of the first South Jersey Caribbean Festival, an annual event which is still going strong today. He also curated and produced eight successful exhibits of New Jersey folklife, two of which, Tales of the Jersey Devil and Lullaby for Dreamland, toured to other museums.
Steve has taught folklore and literature at the University of Pennsylvania and George Mason University, and has lectured or moderated panels on folklore, folk music, and other folk traditions at such wide-ranging venues as the Library of Congress, The American Folklore Society, Folk Alliance International, The New York Eisteddfod, The International Robin Hood Studies Association (Powys, Wales), La Grande Rencontre (Montreal, Canada), National Taiwan Normal University (Taipei), FaerieCon, and Mythic Faire.