Winter Weather Advisory Issued for Wicomico County January 25-26
The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for 7 p.m. Monday, January 25, to 2 a.m. Tuesday, January 26, in Wicomico County. University operations are expected to continue as planned. Please visit the SU News webpage for more information.
The Ohio State University, PhD, Sociology, 1993
The Ohio State University, MA, Sociology, 1988
I am a global sociologist with interests in global inequality, systemic social processes, sustainability and human-animal relations.
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.