Coordinator of Sociology Undergraduate Programs
Ph.D. (Sociology), University of Tennessee, 1986
Office: 229) 249-4973
University Center: 1138
I like to think of myself as having diverse sociological interests. My graduate training at the University of TN, Knoxville, focused primarily on environmental issues, population problems, and social movements. I have kept these interest areas but I have also written on the discipline of sociology, particularly changes in the number of undergraduate and graduate students in sociology and the fragmentation of sociology into different specialty areas. I've recently become interested in community sociology-the place where almost all sociological interests come together. My current writing efforts involve the greening of Christianity, and teaching social theory. I guess I owe my eclecticism to a broad liberal arts education. For hobbies, I scuba dive and mountain bike and try to otherwise stay physically active. I also like playing guitar and piano for relaxation.