I joined the department as an Associate Professor in 2007 after serving as an Assistant
Professor at Mississippi State University from 2001-2007. My primary research interests
include social inequality, demography, and applied sociology. During my career I have
developed a research agenda that examines the link between socioeconomic conditions
and demographic outcomes within U.S. communities. My research projects are designed
to inform both academic and policy related audiences. I am active in In 2009, I was
named a LSU Rainmaker and received the LSU Mid-Career Scholar Award in 2013.
I am currently the Interim Dean for the College of Humanities and Social Sciences after serving as an Associate Dean for the college from 2014-2018.
PhD: Louisiana State University (2001)
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