I am a Doctoral Candidate (ABD) at The Pennsylvania State University, located in State College, PA.
Broadly, my research areas include:
(1) health and mental health
(2) aging and the life-course
(3) childhood abuse and maltreatment
(4) quantitative methodology
(5) the sociology of religion
My current research examines the physical and psychological health repercussions occurring over the life-course that stem from childhood experiences. Together, this area involves topics I am extremely passionate about since the noxious effects of childhood poverty and abuse are something I was exposed to growing up in a poor border town located in deep South Texas. It is my hope that somehow, my research can help make a difference in any way, shape or form.
In addition to my passion for scholarly research, I am deeply moved by teaching and am most charismatic in the classroom. I believe that for me, teaching and mentorship are most intuitive and in this way, I am equipped with skills that benefit and enhance both my scholarhsip and pedagogy.
At the top of this page, you can navigate my website to learn more about my research, teaching, published work, and other things. You will find my downloadable files for my curriculum vitae, published manuscripts, course syllabi, and student evaluations.
I hope you find my website helpful and please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions, concerns, information, or anything else.