Phone: 732-445-5397, ext. 6219
Ph.D., Iowa State University, 2002
Office for the Promotion of Women in Science, Engineering, and Mathematics, Centers, Institutes, Other, New Brunswick; Rutgers
Areas of Interest
Human Development, Family Studies, Social Psychology, Discrimination, Housing Needs, Racial and Ethnic Inequality
Family and Consumer Sciences, Integrative Approaches to Familes, Research Methods, Contemporary Housing, Housing Environments for Families, Housing Finance, Housing/Family Policy, & Family Economics.
Memberships and Professional Service
Advisory Board Member, Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program, 2005-2008; Research Scientist/Assistant Professor, North Carolina A&T State University, 2003-2008; Member: American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, American Sociological Association, & Housing Education and Research Association.
Grants, Honors, and Awards
Winner of the Tessie Agan Graduate Paper Competition (HERA), Gamma Sigma Delta (National Honor Society of Agriculture), Alpha Kappa Delta (National Honor Society for Sociology)
"Assessing Lending Patterns in Rural North Carolina: Prevalence of Subprime Lending," Evans-Allen Project (USDA)
"Housing Challenges of New Manufactured Home Owners in Rural North Carolina," Evans-Allen Project (USDA)
Co-Host Assistant Secretary of Fair Housing & Equal Opportunity's visit to Greensboro, NC, 2004
Academic Interests and Plans
Exploration of social and economic aspects of housing and consumer issues including housing policy, housing discrimination, housing & rural development, home buyer/owner education, housing for special needs populations & housing finance.
Other research endeavors include an analysis of HMDA (Home Mortgage Disclosure Act) data and predatory and subprime lending, family well-being as well as the exploration of how students manage/adjust to college life.