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What was your previous position and where?Previously, I was a post-doctoral scholar with the Social Science Research Center at Mississippi State University.
What brought you to LSU?LSU was an attractive option for me because, as an alumna, I am very aware of the quality of the students and faculty calling LSU their home.
What is your research interest?My scholarly interests are in the area of violent crime and the social aspects of deviant behavior.
What do you hope to accomplish at LSU?I hope to continue to have a positive impact on the undergrads that I am so lucky to have.
What do you enjoy most about LSU?I love the beautiful campus, my colleagues and meeting so many interesting students.
What are your major accomplishments?The thing I derive the strongest sense of accomplishment from is seeing former students finish up here and go out and be successful in the world. Knowing that I have had an impact on their ability to contribute to society is a great incentive to remain committed to giving them the best education possible.