lived and breathed: I have spent the greatest part of my life in Southeast Texas, attending Port Neches-Groves High School. I was employed in the corrections field for 10 years as an adult probation officer and drug treatment court program coordinator. I completed my undergraduate education at Lamar University, MA from the University of Houston-Clear Lake, and Ph.D. in sociology from Western Michigan University. I am Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Sociology, Criminology, and Anthropology at the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater.
favorite hobbies: My hobbies are reading and film. Click HERE to view my top 10 movies. Check out my goodreads page:
interests: My interests include corrections treatment, especially as they relate to meditation and mindfulness. I am a certified meditation instructor and have taught meditation/mindfulness classes to prisoners. I also guide meditation at a local yoga studio. My interest in meditation/mindfulness, especially Scott Stillman’s Wilderness, has renewed my interest in the outdoors. For more on this, click check out my outdoors posts.