What is your educational background?
- Ph.D. in Sociology; University of Connecticut
- M.A. in Sociology; University of Connecticut
- B.A. in Sociology; Lambuth College
What are the main focuses of your research?
- Urban life
- Sociology of organizations and work
- Sociological theory and research methodologies
- Sociology of education
What specific courses or specialties do you teach, and/or what has drawn you to those specialties?
- City and Urban Life
- Sociological Theory
- Research Methods
- Foundations of Sociology (i.e. introductory sociology)
Please list a selection of your publications
- “Justice, Religion and the ‘Sociological Alternative’ in the Critical Theory of Oliver C. Cox." Paper presented at the 66th Annual Pennsylvania Sociological Society Conference, Bloomsburg University (2016)
- “How to Keep a Christian College Christian,” in Faith, Freedom, and Higher Education: Historical Analysis and Contemporary Reflections edited by P.C. Kemeny (2014)
- “Mises versus Weber on Bureaucracy and Sociological Method,” The Journal of Libertarian Studies (2004)
- “Manuel Castells and the Decline of Twentieth Century Sociology,” The Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics (2000)
- “Past, Present, and Future: Using Biographical Narratives in Affirming Prospective Teachers’ Identities,” Vitae Scholasticae (1997)
- “More Our Contemporary than Our Ancestor: Jonathan Edwards on Bilingual Education,” A Meere Scholar: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Our Educational Heritage, Lucy F. Townsend (ed) (1996)
- Book Review Editor (1992-1998) The Christian Sociologist (The Christian Sociological Society).