Women's and Gender Studies Program
Associate Professor of Sociology
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, 2006
My main research interests are in the area of family sociology, particularly fatherhood, parent-child relations, marital quality, and biosocial factors related to family relationships. Some of my past work appears in the American Sociological Review, the Journal of Marriage and Family, Social Forces, and the Journal of Family Issues. My current research examines the relationship between father involvement and the quality of men's lives. I've taught a number of courses here at UNO, Sociology of Families, Social Statistics, American Family Problems, Sociology of Fatherhood, and the graduate Research Methods and Statistics sequence. I hope to teach classes on family law and biosociology in the near future. I'm also the chair of the Sociology Graduate Program.