Teaching Associate Professor; Director of Undergraduate Studies
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Heritage Hall 460J
(205) 934-8408

Research and Teaching Interests: Social Psychological Aspects of the Self, the Environment, and Consumerism

Office Hours: By appointment


  • BA, University of Nebraska, Sociology and Psychology
  • MA, University of New Orleans, Sociology
  • PhD, Washington State University, Sociology

As a Teaching Professor, my primary responsibility to the University is to provide a quality learning environment for undergraduates at UAB. The central tenet of my teaching philosophy for all undergraduate courses is to encourage students to develop and nurture critical thinking skills. Whether the class is Introduction to Sociology, Popular Culture, Environmental Sociology, Social Statistics, or the Research Experience course, my primary goal is to encourage students to critically evaluate the social world.

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Follow the linked course names to see sample syllabi which describe course aims, learning objectives, requirements, and schedules. These are samples only. The instructor may make changes to these syllabi in future courses.
  • J. E. Stets and C. F. Biga, "Bringing Identity Theory into Environmental Sociology," Sociological Theory 21 (2003):398-423.
  • C. F. Biga and M. Shelly, "Urban and Environmental Sociology," in An Introduction to Sociology: A Collaborative Approach, Third Edition, B. Roncace, ed. (San Francisco: Ashbury Publishing, 2012).