Degrees and Certifications:
2017--MA, Sociology 2013--BA, History
This will be my first year at East Early College High School and my fifth year in education. I am excited to be joining both the CTE (Career and Technical Education) and Social Studies teams. I will be serving as EECHS's College Access Coordinator as well as instructor for OneGoal Y2 and dual credit Sociology. I am also an Adjunct Professor of Sociology at Houston Community College (HCC).
I am originally from Nashville, Tennessee and attended college at the University of Tennessee where I obtained bachelor's and master's degrees in History and Sociology. My areas of study as an undergraduate were related to 20th century US and Latin American history and in graduate school, I focused on global political economy, urban sociology, and social theory. Outside of academics, I enjoy traveling, poetry, and film--especially science fiction.
I am East Early College High School's College Access Coordinator. In this role, I will facilitate students' tranition from high school to college and provide students with the tools to be successful at the next level of their academic careers. I will also be teaching sections of OneGoal Y2 and dual credit Sociology 1301. Below you will find a quick overview of each of my course offerings.
This course will serve as a capstone for senior students in their transition to college. Here students will be exposed to a variety of content that will shape their outlook on both academics and the world they occupy. By the end of senior year, students will be a step closer to not only knowing what the future holds, but also how to confront it. Throughout the process, students will also complete the formal process in finalizing their college search, applying to schools, and obtaining admission.
This course is an introduction to the major concepts, theories, methods and themes in the
discipline of sociology. In short, sociology is the study of modern capitalist society. Using
sociological methods and theories, we will make sense of modern social problems as we
attempt to better understand the social world we inhabit. Although much attention will be
given to the United States, we will also learn about these social problems from both local and
global perspectives. In addition, we will learn about the individuals, groups, and processes
that work to solve social problems as well as those who seek to ensure their continuation.
While working to make sense of these issues, we will analyze how they relate to the concepts
of social justice and injustice. Throughout the semester, we will discuss and read about
issues such as poverty and inequality, the environment, race, class, gender, immigration,
sexuality, and crime. Most importantly, at the end of the semester, we will have a better understanding of the way our modern society works and, hopefully, our role in it.