I am an associate teaching professor in the department of Sociology. I also direct the Johns Hopkins Center for Teaching Excellence and Innovation, the instructional innovation team on the Homewood campus. This work includes overseeing educational research with a sociological perspective.
I earned a Ph.D. in sociology from Johns Hopkins University. My dissertation explored the influence of social position and social networks on college faculty’s adoption of educational innovations. I also earned an M.Ed. from the University of Virginia and a B.S. in electrical engineering from Virginia Tech with a minor in sociology.
NSF Innovation in Undergraduate STEM Education – developing and assessing a framework for disciplinary learning communities.
NSF Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Awards – conducting program assessment to an interdisciplinary doctoral fellowship program.
Mellon Foundation – assisting on a Johns Hopkins-Community College of Baltimore County partnership to improve recruitment and retention of community college students and encourage transfers to humanities baccalaureate programs.
AS.230.195 Exploring Baltimore: An Introduction to Urban Studies
AS.230.101 Introduction to Sociology (online summer course)