I am an Instructor of Sociology and Coordinator of Undergraduate Activities and Organizations. I received my Ph.D. in Sociology from LSU in 2003. Before returning to LSU in the fall of 2004, I spent five years at Mississippi State University where I taught in the Department of Sociology and worked as a Post-Doctoral Research Scientist at the Social Science Research Center. My areas of interest include criminology, violence, deviance, and the sociology of gender. In the past I have conducted research examining Drug Courts in Mississippi, race and gender specific homicide victimization, and various aspects of student health. I regularly teach Introduction to Sociology, Social Problems, and the Sociology of Deviance.
Courses recently taught at LSU
(Syllabi provided below are only for illustrative purposes and are subject to change every semester)
- Sociology 2001: Introductory Sociology
- Sociology 2501: Current Social Problems
- Sociology 3501: Sociology of Deviance