Joined the faculty at SUNY New Paltz in 1999.
He teaches a wide range of classes including Introduction to Sociology, Sociological Theory, Education and Society, Social Interaction, and Senior Seminar.
He has written about social-class reproduction and identity formation; athletes who engage in social and political activism; and strategies to incorporate critical pedagogy into the sociology classroom. Currently he is exploring contemplative approaches to teaching and learning.
Awards, Honors & Recognition
2011 Chancellor’s Award For Excellence in Teaching
He has published numerous peer-reviewed articles on a wide range of topics including education, social class, identity formation, social psychology, sports, stigma management, contemplative pedagogy, and the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL). These articles have appeared in journals such as The Sociological Quarterly, Research in Higher Education, Symbolic Interaction, Sociological Forum, Teaching Sociology, and the Journal of Sport and Social Issues. He compiled and edited two editions of Critical Pedagogy in the Sociology Classroom, a teaching resource guide published by the American Sociological Association.
Committee Memberships & Professional Organizations
University Writing Board (Chair, 2013-2014)
Liberal Education Committee
Strategic Vision Committee
Teaching and Learning Center Advisory Board
Editorial Board, Teaching Sociology
American Sociological Association
Eastern Sociological Society
Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education