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Assistant Professor in Sociology
325 The Center for Technology and Learning
SOC 101, SOC 202, SOC 239, SOC 290, SSCI 102, SSCI 287, SSCI 290
B.A., The Ohio State University, Criminology
M.A., The Ohio State University, Sociology
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, Sociology
Research Interests/Other Interests:
I began teaching at Columbus State as a part time member of the faculty in 1994 and have been part of the full time faculty since 2002-2003. When I was in college I played the bass guitar and had dreams of becoming a famous musician; but my interest in the social sciences began to replace my desire to be a musician when I earned my Bachelor's degree in Criminology at the Ohio State University. I went on to become a graduate student in Sociology where I was offered the chance to teach undergraduate sections of various courses in Sociology. I earned my Ph.D. in Sociology in 2001 from the Ohio State University. Here at Columbus State I teach a range of course that include Introduction to Sociology, Research Methods, Law & Society and Popular Culture. I really enjoy teaching these courses and watching students grow and develop an understanding of the social world around them. I believe learning about the social sciences offers people a tremendous opportunity to gain insight into the world around them.