Director, Applied Research and Education Center & Associate Professor of Sociology, Indiana University

I engage communities in applied research to support effective organizations and resilient communities. Research on poverty, early childhood education and care, homelessness, substance use disorder prevention and response, and regional strengths and needs builds public dialogue and decision-making rooted in current academic research and local data. I am the President-Elect of the Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology.

Experience

  • –present
    Director, Applied Research and Education Center & Associate Prof. of Sociology, Indiana University

Education

  • 2005 
    The University of Arizona, Ph.D. Sociology

Honours

Indiana University Bicentennial Professor 2019-2020