In the Fall of 2012 I joined the faculty of Loyola University New Orleans as an Assistant Professor of Sociology. I completed my Ph.D at Princeton University in August 2012. My dissertation research, which I am currently turning into a book manuscript, looks at the causes and consequences of the closing of Catholic schools (K-12) in the United States.
More generally, my research focuses on three important social institutions that shape many individuals' lives: schools, religious organizations, and voluntary associations. My work has been published in the American Sociological Review, Social Science Research, Research in the Sociology of Work, Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion and Poetics.
At Loyola I teach Research Methods, Social Statistics, and classes related to the sociology of education, the sociology of religion, and civic engagement.