cultural sociologist and scholar of new media, mass media & extreme violence
I'm an Associate Professor of Sociology at
West Chester University of Pennsylvania.
As primarily a sociologist of culture and media, I apply mainly symbolic interactionist and social constructionist 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 sociocultural 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's Grady College. Before academia, I worked as a print and online journalist for nearly a decade.
Take a look around my site to find out more about my work; you'll find the latest information about my current projects in News and Updates. Feel free to email me with any questions, feedback, or interview/speaking requests.