Senior Thesis 1
Comprehensive Area Exam
- International Society to Advance Alzheimer's Research and Treatment (ISTAART). 01/01/2019 - present. Position : Member.
- American Sociological Association. 08/1999 - present. Position : Member.
- Population Association of America. 08/1999 - present. Position : Member.
- Gerontological Society of America. 08/31/1996 - present. Position : Member & Fellow.
In the classroom, I emphasize an experiential method of learning, often asking students to "learn by doing" and to apply their learning to individual lives and communities. The greatest gift of being a teacher is that I get to learn everyday from the students I teach.
Courses I Teach
SOC 3111 -- SOC 6110
An introduction to the methods used by social scientists to conduct research. This course is taught at both the undergrad and grad levels.
An introduction to epidemiological data and methods.
SOC 3673 -- SOC 7071
An introduction to population studies, which focuses on the demographic methods and measures, and the dynamics that alter population size and distribution. This course is taught at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.
Families & Health (BlockU Learning Community)
This year-long course for first-year students introduces students to a social science perspective of "families and health". As part of the BLockU learning community program, it also emphasizes integrative learning across diverse gen-ed requirements associated with the bachelor's degree. How does biology & genetics, nutrition & exercise physiology, humanities, fine arts, and social/behavioral sciences all enhance our understanding of "families & health"?