Connection to Sustainability: Sustaining the capacities of interaction and relationship building among humans; Examining non-sustainable practices such as resource depletion, pollution and energy consumption; Investigating areas of social justice and inequality as well as marcoeconomic and social structures; Understanding how modernization/industrialization disrupted self-sustaining rural farming communities.

Teaching: Social Problems in American Society; Intimate Relationships; Sociology of Appalachian Communities Globalization and Popultion, Medical Sociology; Inequality.