I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice at Rutgers University - Camden. I am currently a faculty affiliate with the New Jersey Center on Gun Violence Research as well as an external faculty fellow with the Health Criminology Research Consortium at Saint Louis University.
I earned my PhD in the Department of Sociology at Emory University in 2018, specializing in criminology and the sociology of health and illness under the direction of Dr. Robert Agnew. I aim to adopt a multidisciplinary approach to my research and teaching whenever possible across criminology, sociology, and public health.
Broadly speaking, my research focuses on (1) the causes and consequences of violence and (2) the connections between health and crime. I have recently published my work in journals such as Justice Quarterly, Social Science & Medicine, Preventive Medicine, Journal of Marriage and Family, Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Criminal Justice and Behavior, Crime and Delinquency, and Aggression and Violent Behavior.
In my free time, I enjoy playing and writing music, running, playing volleyball, traveling, rooting for the Green Bay Packers, and hiking with my wife, Isabel, and our two pugs, Jordy and Goji.
Spring 2020 Cyber Crime
Spring 2020 Urban Gun Violence
Fall 2019 Juvenile Delinquency
Spring 2019 Cyber Crime
Fall 2018 Violence & Society
Fall 2018 Juvenile Delinquency
Fall 2016 Criminology
Spring 2018 Criminology