I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at Radford University. I am a broadly trained sociologist with teaching and research interests in a number of substantive areas including: environmental sociology, sociology of health & illness, rural sociology, and public sociology. My research involves the intersection of environmental sociology, inequality, and occupational health. In particular, much of my research focuses on energy, from extraction to waste disposal and its impact on communities and workers. I am also dedicated to outstanding teaching and I utilize a variety of teaching techniques to engage my students such as service-learning, flipping the classroom, and interactive lectures.