I am currently a faculty member in the Department of Sociology at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, CT. I have earned a M.A. in Sociology and M.S. in Education from Syracuse University and a B.A. in Psychology from Hartwick College. In the fall of 2013, I earned my Ph.D. in Sociology from Syracuse University when I successfully defended my dissertation entitled, “I Ain’t Do Nothing: The Social and Academic Experiences of Black Males in a Dismantled Middle School.”
I regularly teach Introduction to Sociology, Sociology of Race, Sociology of Education, and Sociology of Hip-Hop Culture. I hope to introduce additional exciting sociology courses in the very near future. I have research interests in urban education, visual sociology, youth culture, hip-hop culture, qualitative methods, and youth critical media literacy. I believe in the practice of public sociology and plan to ensure that most of my research projects are in partnership with local communities.
Ph.D., Sociology, Syracuse University, 2013
M.A., Sociology, Syracuse University, 2008
M.S., Cultural Foundations of Education, Syracuse University, 2003
B.A., Psychology, Hartwick College, 1999