I received my Ph.D. in Sociology from Louisiana State University in 1999. I spent 5 years on the faculty in the Department of Sociology at Mississippi State University before coming back to LSU in 2004. My research and teaching interests are in the broad areas of criminal violence, public health and community resilience. I have written or co-authored more than 60 peer reviewed journal articles and book chapters and was the recipient of an NSF CAREER grant. I was a founding co-Principle Investigator of the $8 million dollar Consortium for Resilient Gulf Communities and was a co-founder of CAPER, the Crime and Policy Evaluation Research group here at LSU. I am currently a Professor of Sociology and member of the graduate faculty, and am an elected member of several scholarly honor societies, including Alpha Kappa Delta - the International Sociology Honor Society, and Phi Kappa Phi. In 2008 and 2009 I was named an LSU Rainmaker, and in 2009 I was inducted into Sigma Xi - the Scientific Research Society. I served for 5 years as the Associate Vice President for Research and Economic Development at LSU and currently serve as the Vice Provost for Academic Programs and Support Services.
PhD: Louisiana State University (1999)
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