Associate Professor of Sociology
Behavioral Science Department
Ph.D., Sociology (2003) University at Albany, State University of New York.
dissertation title: “The Meaning of Work for Working Class Men: Recasting the Image of Blue-Collar Work”
BA, Sociology (1988) Oakland University , Rochester, Michigan
AA, Liberal Arts (1986) Oakland Community College , Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Stratification, Work and Occupations, Political Economy
Contemporary or Classical Social Theory (SOC3000/SOC3310 each semester), Introduction to Sociology (SOC1010 each semester), Political Sociology (SOC3460 every fall), Sociology of Work and Occupations (SOC3451 every other spring), Social Movements (SOC4400 every other spring), Sociology of Education (SOC3430 every other fall), Peace and Justice Studies (PJST3000 every spring), Rural Sociology (every other fall).
Association for Humanist Sociology
Peace and Justice Studies Association
Pacific Sociological Association
Rural Sociological Society
Small Farms, Agriculture Policy, and the Experience of Small Family Farmers (on-going)
The Crandall Canyon Coal Mine Disaster: Community Voices, and Alternative Definitions (with Lynn England)
Recent Conference Presentations
“The Hidden Injuries of The Hidden Injuries of Class” Presented at the annual conference of the Working Class Studies Association in Washington, DC, May 29, 2015.
“Working Class Interpretations of the American Dream” Presented at the annual conference of the Pacific Sociological Association in Long Beach, CA, April 3, 2015.
"Education, Religious Fundamentalism, and Corporate Ideology” Presented at the annual conference of the Association for Humanist Sociology in Washington, DC, October 11, 2013.
“Community Responses to the Crandall Canyon Mine Disaster: Claiming Power and Defining Events” Presented at the annual conference of the Association for Humanist Sociology in Nashville, TN, November 8, 2012.
Publication ~ book:
Fall Teaching Schedule
Tuesday / Thursday
Introduction to Sociology 10:00--11:15 LA 101 SOC 1010-1 (15129)
Sociology of Education 11:15--12:45 CB 412 SOC 3430-1 (26388)
Political Sociology 1:00--2:15 CB 415 SOC 3460-1 (12432)
Classical Social Theory 2:30--3:45 CB 415 SOC 3310-1 (24007)
4:00--5:00 and by appointment CB 210E