""Teaching Assistant Professor
Heritage Hall 460N
(205) 934-8678

Teaching Interests: Introduction to Sociology, Race and Ethnicity, Sociological Literacy, Criminology, Social Problems

Office Hours: By appointment


  • BS, Gardner-Webb University
  • MA, Appalachian State University
  • Ph.D., North Carolina A&T State University

Teaching is my primary responsibility. I relish the opportunity to have interactions with students of various backgrounds, we both have that moment to be introduced to new worlds. I have worked as a police officer, a probation officer, and a substance abuse counselor. Each of my previous positions has enabled to interact with people and bring practical knowledge applications to the learning experience.

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  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Sociological Literacy
  • Race and Ethnicity
  • Eller, R., Canipe, R., Peeler, T., Scott, J., Stinson, K.: Polio, Pitchforks, and Perseverance: How a North Carolina County Named Catawba Built a Miracle, Redhawk Publishing (2016).
  • Toms, F, Burgess, S., Ward, E., Toms, Z., Scott, J., Lead the Way—Spiritual Capital and Civic Engagement, Cognella Publishing (2014).
  • Texas Tech University, Professing Excellence in Teaching Award
  • Texas Tech University, Mentor of the Year, 2017- 2018
  • Southern Sociological Society