I am a tenured Associate Professor of Sociology and the inaugural/incoming Director of Critical Race and Ethnic Studies at the University of Denver (starting both in September 2022). Prior to this appointment, I became the first African American to reach the level of Full Professor at my previous university (Southwestern University in Georgetown, TX). At Southwestern I was also a faculty affiliate of the Race and Ethnic Studies and Data Science minors. I graduated from the Ohio State University in 2009 with a PhD. in Sociology, hold a MA in Sociology from Ohio State (2005), a MA in Psychology from SUNY Buffalo (2003), and a BA in Psychology from SUNY Geneseo (2000). In line with Critical Race Theory, my work exposes and critiques the institutional manifestations of racism and sexism in U.S. social institutions (like the workplace, education system, the media, and public accommodations). My work has appeared in top academic journals such as Gender & Society, Work and Occupations, The Journal of Higher Education, Social Forces, Social Science Research, and The Journal of Homosexuality. I enjoy teaching, working with students on research projects, and public sociology especially as it intersects with diversity and inclusion work (e.g., serving on the boards of nonprofits, consulting with private companies, media interviews, or helping advocacy groups with white papers). I invite you to contact me if you have any questions or you'd like to connect.
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