113 Professional Building
Columbia, MO 65211-6030
I was previously a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Missouri, and join the School of Behavioral and Social Sciences of West Virginia Wesleyan College in the fall of 2014. My research engages the question of how the intersections of ethnicity and gender interact to affect whether social movements succeed or fail in their policy efforts. I am also interested in researching how other social movements, including ethnic, gendered, and other minorities in different contexts are able to influence policies in their countries.
My teaching interests are in Comparative Government, with a focus on Gender, Ethnicity and Development. I have taught Introduction to Political Science as well as sophomore and junior-level courses, including Comparative Politics, Politics of Development, European Politics, Politics of the European Union, and Latin American Politics. I enjoy interacting with and educating students about a variety of topics and I aim to assist and support each of them in achieving their goals.
I received my Bachelor's Degree in 1997 at Lambuth University. I completed my Master's Degree at the University of Tennessee in 2009. I earned my doctorate at the University of Tennessee in 2013.