I am a Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology at Berea College for the 2020-2021 academic year. I recently completed my PhD in Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
I conduct research in social stratification and mobility, higher education, and the sociology of education. This research uses quasi-experimental methods and other causal inference strategies. I apply these methods to U.S. national surveys and large, statewide education databases. My research has received support from the Institute of Education Sciences through the U.S. Department of Education. My sole- and first-author publications appear in Research in Higher Education, Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, and Socius.
I am also an enthusiastic instructor with a degree in Education. I remain up-to-date on the scholarship of teaching and learning in higher education. Consequently, much of my teaching incorporates research-validated practices to reduce stereotype threat, increase active participation, and equalize air time.