Quick Facts

Grew up

Chillicothe, Ohio

Teaching Areas of Interest

Economic, Cultural, Forensic Geography

Research Areas of Interest

Predatory Lending, Crime Mapping, Cultural Industries, Identity.

One thing that inspires me to do my research is...

to think about real-world change that may occur as a result of findings.

How has your personal background influenced your work at CSUN?

My own rearing in a diverse, working-class background has influenced my choice to be here and my research into problems that undermine human dignity and economic progress.

“When I am grading, I make sure I... provide useable feedback.”

What is your educational history?

The Ohio State University
Ohio University
Miami University
University of Illinois

Why do you like to work here?

I love the students, their working class background, the diversity and their brilliance and creativity.