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B.A., Mississippi University for Women - Music-Commercial (1999)
M.S., Valdosta State University - Sociology (2002)
Ph.D., Tennessee State University - Public Administration and Policy (2016)



  • Distinguished Faculty Award Recipient, Columbia State (2010)
  • Alpha Kappa Delta scholarship recipient, Valdosta State University (2000-01)
  • Women in Higher Education in Tennessee - Conference Scholarship Recipient (2005)

Professional Organizations

  • American Sociological Association
  • Alpha Kappa Delta (Sociological Honor Society)
  • Tennessee Economic Council on Women - Greater Nashville Advisory Council (2006-2008)
  • Mississippi University for Women, Nashville Alumni Chapter - President (2006-07)


  • Intro to Sociology
  • Marriage and Family
  • Social Problems
  • Intro to Social Work

Schedule & Office Hours

For information on class schedule and office hours, please contact the Humanities & Social Sciences Division at 931.540.2780.


Scholarly Interests

  • Poverty (U.S. & Global)
  • Social Welfare Policy
  • Economic Development
  • Racial Inequality
  • Gender & Sexuality
  • Political Economy

Non-Profit Work & Associations

  • The Family Center, Columbia, Tennessee
    Board Member/Secretary (2010-present)
    The Family Center is a non-profit child abuse prevention agency that serves Maury and surrounding counties in Tennessee.
  • Yonn Ede Lot Association
    Board Member/Researcher (2010-present)
    An American-based association assisting Haitians in poverty.
  • MTSU Social Work Advisory Council
    Member (2010-present)
    An advisory council centered on ensuring an effective social work curriculum at MTSU that best prepares social work majors in Tennessee.