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Professional Experience

8/10-present
Professor: University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Courses: Contemporary Family Issues, Professional Development Seminar, Family Seminar, Partner Violence Seminar, Senior Seminar.

8/10-8/12
Graduate Chair: Sociology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

8/04-7/10

Associate Professor: University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Courses: Family, Theory, and Research, Contemporary Family Issues,
Professional Development Seminar, Child Abuse and Neglect Seminar,
Family Seminar.

6/04-5/07
Graduate Chair: Sociology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

7/01-7/04
Assistant Professor: University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Courses: Intro to Social Research Methods, General Sociology,
Marriage and Family, Sociology of Aging Seminar, Contemporary
Family Issues, High-Risk Adolescents and Youth Seminar.

6/99-5/01
Assistant Professor: University of Central Florida.
Courses: Honors General Sociology, Sociology of Aging, Family Seminar.

8/95-6/99
Research Assistant: Iowa State University. Institute for Social &
Behavioral Research.

8/96-8/97
Research Assistant: Iowa State University. Gerontology Program.

8/94-5/95
Adjunct Faculty: University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Courses:
Data Analysis and Interpretation, Introductory Sociology.

8/94-12/94
Adjunct Faculty: Costal Carolina Community College, Jacksonville, NC.
Course: Introductory Sociology.

9/92-5/94
Adjunct Faculty: University of North Dakota Continuing Education
Program. Courses: Sociology of Family, Social Problems, Intro Sociology.

Areas of Research Interest

Child Abuse & Neglect, Victimization, Mental Health, HIV Risk Behaviors, Social Networks


Homeless and other High-Risk Youth


Dating Violence, Substance Use, Sexual Assault

Areas of Teaching Interest

Family

Mental Health

Child Abuse

High-Risk Adolescents