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Teaching areas

My teaching interests are quite broad. They include: Global Inequality, Sustainability and Development, Consumerism, Global Women's Studies,Quantitative and Qualitative Methodology, Survey Research Methodology, Applied Sociology, Demography, Population Studies, and many other areas of interest.

Research areas

My current research agenda includes several areas of study such as the intersection of Sport and Protest, Consumer Behavior and Sustainability, Sociolinguistic Global Comparisons, and Gender/Queer issues and public opinions. In addition, I have also conducted research in the following areas: Survey Research Methodology, Quantitative Research Methodology, Population Studies, Gender and Queer Studies, Global Inequality, Sustainability and Consumerism, Scholarship of Higher Education, etc.


BA, Mary Baldwin University, USA, 2004
MA, Baylor University, USA, 2006
PhD, Baylor University, USA, 2010

Professional experience

Onondaga Community College, NY, USA, 2010-2011
Anderson Press Inc., GA, USA, 2011-2013
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, TX, USA, 2013-2014
Miyazaki International College, Japan, 2014-2016
American University of Sharjah, UAE, 2016-Present


International Sociological Association (ISA), American Sociological Association (ASA), European Association for Population Studies (EAPS), Sociologists for Women in Society (SWS), and Families in Global Transition (FIGT).
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