Welcome to my webpage! I am an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of La Verne in La Verne, CA. Prior to joining the faculty at
ULV I was a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University. I received my Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Michigan, where I also trained at the Population Studies Center.

During Fall 2014 I am teaching two courses: FLEX: Social Problems and Senior Thesis.

My research takes a social demographic approach to topics related to family, labor market, inequality, and health outcomes. My work primarily addresses two themes: relationships among gender, family, and the labor market; and the relationship between the labor market and family health and well-being. Within the area of gender, family, and the labor market, one branch of my research examines relationships between labor market experiences and spouses’ housework time. A second branch of research examines the relationship between family formation and wage penalties (or premiums) that men and women experience in the labor market. Within the area of labor market and family health and well-being I study how unemployment and the Great Recession have affected health and well-being for individuals and families, with a particular focus on changes in health-related behaviors.