As a native of NW Tennessee, I am grateful to call UTM my academic home. I came to UTM in the fall semester of 2014. Among others, I teach the following classes in sociology: Social Problems, Deviance & Social Control, Society & the Individual, Technology & Society, and Data Analysis. In the coming semesters, I’m looking forward to teaching new courses on LGBT+ Issues in Society and the Sociology of Food.

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. In my spare time I enjoy photography, reading, and spending time with my cat, Turtle.

Fall 2019 courses:
GENS 101 Freshman Studies
SOC 202 Social Problems
SOC 305 Deviance & Social Control
SOC 386 Technology & Society

Fall 2020 Office Hours