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As a native of NW Tennessee, I am grateful to call UTM my academic home. It’s always a great day to be a Skyhawk! I came to UTM in the fall semester of 2014, and I’ve taught classes in sociology and anthropology, specifically: Social Problems, Marriage and Intimate Relationships, Sociology of Deviance, and Intro. to Anthropology. In the coming semesters, I’m looking forward to teaching new courses on Society and the Individual, Data Analysis, and Technology and Society.

I completed my Ph.D. at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale under Dr. Rachel B. Whaley. My dissertation research focused on K-12 teachers’ job satisfaction. I also received a Master’s in Sociology from Minnesota State University, Mankato under the direction of my friend, mentor and sometimes collaborator, Dr. Dennis D. Waskul. My master’s thesis was on paid sex work in a virtual environment and the commodification of the self. I received a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from the University of North Florida in Jacksonville. I returned to academics late in life after having spent many years as a bookkeeper. In my spare time I enjoy photography, knitting, and, recently, playing MMORPGs.


Fall 2017 courses:
SOC 202 Social Problems
SOC 305 Deviance and Social Control
SOC 386 Technology and Society


Fall 2017 Office Hours