Teaching Experience

This doesn’t seem possible, but I have 30 years of experience teaching at the University level – first in English composition and literature, and then in Sociology. How did that happen?

I have taught 27 different Sociology courses over five different institutions. My favorite courses include writing-intensive courses, which marry my interest and expertise in both Sociology and English. I love teaching classes that encourage students to delve deeper into their own skill sets and pursue their own interests. Students are often at first overwhelmed by the challenge, but they always rise to that challenge and produce amazing work. In the Fall of 2022, I began working on a Public Sociology class and am deeply indebted to those students that braved a fledgling course prep with me. I look forward to developing the class further in 2023.


Michigan State University
Assistant Professor (Teaching-Focused)
Department of Sociology

University of Alabama Birmingham (August 2018 – May 2019)
Teaching Assistant Professor
Department of Sociology

Clemson University (August 2017 – May 2018)
Visiting Lecturer
Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice

Emporia State University (2014 – August 2017)
Instructor (temporary)
Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Crime and Delinquency Studies

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