As a Senior Lecturer my priority is my students. I teach two sections each semester of GEN100: Issues in Agriculture, Food, and Environment, and thoroughly enjoy how each class develops its own personality. Our College has such an amazing wealth of resources – from the greenhouses to the meat lab; I am grateful to be able to share these assets with my GEN100 students as we work through the important implications of our agri-food system, community structures, natural resources, and the way these impact our daily lives. I also regularly teach CLD/SOC 380: Globalization and CLD/SOC 102: Rural Social Change. I have also taught courses on food systems and the global implications of eating, the Syrian refugee crisis, public protests from 1999 to the Arab Spring, and more. More broadly, I have worked on various methods of integrating social, economic, and environmental Sustainability into pedagogy at UK.
Areas of Interest
International Development & Globalization, Political Ecology, Protest and Resistance, Qualitative Research Methods, Sociology of Food Systems, Agriculture, and Environment
CAFÉ Undergraduate Student Success Team
CAFÉ Retention Advisory Team Member
University Appeals Board Member
Committee member, Program Committee