My dissertation used mutual memberships in intergovernmental organizations after the Cold War to map the global network; I continue to find that theoretical exploration fascinating although I've found little time to continue the research. On a more personal level, I continue research equine-human relationships, specifically mine with both my horses, but also the history as well as contemporary patterns of human-equine interactions.
The remaining value of a face-to-face, on-campus, college experience is the opportunity for conversation and interpersonal interaction with a diversity of people and ideas. As much as possible, I seek to create classrooms in which students explore and discuss different perspectives with, of course, particular emphasis on structural understandings and interpretations of social realities. I try to create an inclusive classroom in which everyone feels safe and stays focused on sociological issues. I also believe that ALL students deserve to be challenged and become resilient through developing strategies to meet those challenges and achieve their goals.