- Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Sociology, University of Cincinnati
- M.A. University of Cincinnati, 2007
- B.S., Kansas State University, 2004
My research investigates a variety of topics in urban sociology including spatial analyses of urban populations, suburbanization, and processes of residential choice, especially as it relates to the perpetuation of neighborhood related inequalities. Currently, I am completing my dissertation, "The Social Reproduction of Neighborhood Context" which examines intergenerational effects on adult residential choice.
Courses I teach include introduction to sociology, urban sociology, social orders and disorders, social movements, sociological theory, and a seminar on housing in the United States. Some of my other research interests include the sociology of sport, race and ethnicity, and immigration. My work has appeared in Urban Affairs Review, Journal of Urban Affairs, and in a forthcoming edited volume Undocumented Immigrants in the United States Today.
Originally from Manhattan, Kansas, I currently reside in Oberlin with my wife and two children.