Assistant Professor of Teaching

About

  • Role:

    Faculty
  • Position:

    • Assistant Professor of Teaching
  • Concentration:

    • Social Theory
    • Health and Medicine
    • Technology, Work and Leisure
    • Social Movements
    • Sociology of the Body
  • Department:

    • Sociology
  • Education:

    • PhD, Colorado State University
  • Curriculum Vitae:

Biography

I have had the opportunity to be affiliated with the department of sociology since the late 1980s, having received my Master and PhD at CSU.  My current position in the department is Assistant Professor of Teaching.  In between degrees I worked as an academic advisor in CSU’s HELP/Success Center.  Teaching and working with students is my passion.  To be a University educator is both a privilege and responsibility, neither of which I take lightly.  I consider the classroom to be at the epicenter of university life and should be an environment for personal exploration, lively discussion, and critical engagement with issues of the day.  Currently, some of the areas I teach in are Health & Medicine, Contemporary Theory, Classical Theory (graduate level), Political Sociology, Sociology of the Body, the department’s Senior Capstone Seminar as well as in the area of Technology, Work and Leisure.  My research interests revolve around the impact of advanced technologies on social well-being, along with implementing a community-based health system in Longmont, Colorado through CSU’s One Health Institute.  Recently, I was honored to receive the Loren W. Crabtree Global Teaching Scholar Award and will be on the fall 2020 Semester at Sea voyage.