About Me


I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice Studies. 

I received my Ph.D. in sociology from North Carolina State University in 2012, where I specialized in crime/law/social control and family sociology. I received my M.S. in sociology from NCSU, as well, and I earned my B.A. in sociology and psychology from the University of Rhode Island. 

My teaching interests are in the areas of criminology, juvenile delinquency, family sociology, quantitative research methods and data analysis. My research interests include testing theories of crime/delinquency and examining links between family histories and youth behavior.