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Southern Oregon University


Ph.D.     Sociology, University of Oregon, 1984  Dissertation: "Preachers, Press, and Politics: the Media Career of a Conservative Social Movement."
BA Sociology, Oklahoma City University, 1975


Teaching Interestes:

  • Organizational Sociology
  • Welfare and Education Policy
  • Social Construction of Deviance
  • Social Psychology
  • Classic and Contemporary Social and Cultural Theory


Research Interests:

  • Power and Gender Inequality in Workplaces and Organizations
  • Effects of Digital Technology and Social Media on Social Movements, Social Interaction, and Identity


Recent Publication/Work in Progress:

"Non-Profit Leader Legacy Project: Lessons on Adapting to Devolution and Public Sector Disinvestment." in progress

"Trafficking, Sex Work in a Rural Informal Economy" in progess, with Professor Alison Burke, Southern Oregon University, Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice