MA, Sociology, State University of New York-New Paltz
MPS, Multicultural Education, State University of New York-New Paltz
PhD, Sociology, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Introduction to Sociology
Senior Seminar in Sociology/ Criminal Justice
Race, Class and Gender
Sociology of Education
Social Policy and Social Welfare
Sociology of Film
My primary objective in the classroom is not only to educate students about the substantive material but also to foster their critical thinking skills. I hope that when students leave my classroom, they feel respected, self-actualized and have enhanced confidence in their abilities to think and act as future change agents in our society.
This objective is reflected in my teaching methods which are both problem-posing and inquiry-based with the primary goal of creating a classroom environment that encourages diverse points of view and critical conversation. I want students to question their social realities and to recognize that individually and collectively they have the power to shape and mold the society in which we live.
I believe that education is a vital socialization tool and a liberal arts education particularly enables students to use what they have learned to shape the kinds of people and citizens they will become.
2013 "The Politics of Identity in Contemporary Denmark." ProQuest UMI Dissertation Publishing Ann Arbor, MI
Dissertation Fellow to Denmark, American-Scandinavian Foundation (2008)
Visiting Scholar to Denmark, Danish-American Fulbright Foundation (2000-2001)
Graduate Fellow, Sojourner Truth Minority Fellowship Foundation, State University of New York (1997-1999)