• Associate Professor, Sociology Department

Honors & Awards

  • Career Services Faculty Recognition Award, University of Utah. University of Utah Career Services, 2016
  • Calvin S. & JeNeal N. Hatch Prize in Teaching. University of Utah, 2014
  • Department of Sociology Teacher of the Year Award, Department of Sociology, University of Utah. Department of Sociology, 2013
  • Cesar Chavez Peace and Justice Award. Utah Coalition de La Raza, 2010
  • Renaissance Woman Award. Renaissance Society and the Utah Women's Business Forum, 2006
  • Faculty Research and Teaching Award. Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, 2005
  • Utah Coalition de La Raza Personal Achievement and Community Service Award. Utah Coalition de La Raza, 2005
  • Teacher of the Year Award. Department of Sociology, 2004
  • Student's Choice Award for Teaching Excellence. Associated Students at the University of Utah, 2004
  • Salt Lake City Mayor's Award in the Humanities. Salt Lake City Mayor and Utah Humanities Council, 2002
  • College Superior Teaching Award. College of Social and Behavioral Science, 1999
  • Delta Gamma Foundation Faculty Award. Delta Gamma Foundation, 1998
  • Presidential Teaching Scholar Award. Office of the President, University of Utah, 1997
  • Top Professor Award. Mortar Board Society, 1996
  • Teaching Excellence Award. ASUU Diversity Board, 1996
  • Distinguished University Teaching Award. Office of the President, University of Utah, 1994


  • Zions Bank (ZFNB), Member, Salt Lake Advisory, 05/15/2015 - present
  • Inclusion Center for Community and Justice (ICCJ), Board Member, 07/01/2012 - present
  • Salt Lake Legal Defenders (SLLD), Board Member, 2000 - present