cultural sociologist & media scholar
I'm an Associate Professor of Sociology at
West Chester University of Pennsylvania.
As a sociologist of culture and media, I apply mainly symbolic interactionist and social constructivist perspectives to studies in three primary areas: (1) the sociocultural context of violence, (2) mass media effects, and (3) the relationship between new media technologies and social change. I received my Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Tennessee and M.A. in journalism and mass communication from the University of Georgia. Before academia, I worked as a print and online journalist for nearly a decade.
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