I am a doctoral student in the Department of Sociology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. My research interests focus around survey research and methodology, particularly survey non-response and interviewer/respondent interactions. I am currently working on two research projects: one examining how interviewer/respondent interactions are affected by low and high frequency response scales for behavioral frequency questions, and the other examining how the use of multiple survey modes can improve survey non-response and data representativeness for a listed sample survey. In addition to survey research, my coursework in graduate school has emphasized both quantitative and qualitative methods, as well as the sociology of health and healthcare. I spent the last two years working as an intern with the State of Nebraska, Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Behavioral Health. In this role, I served as both a survey consultant and statistical analyst, working with large data sets to evaluate and improve state mental health and substance use disorder services.
I have also worked as a graduate teaching assistant and instructor. I enjoy teaching about research methods and working with students in the statistics lab. I am currently a teaching assistant for SOCI 206: Introduction to Social Research Methods II, SOCI 862: Advanced Research Methods, and SOCI 867: Advanced Regression. In past semesters, I have served as a teaching assistant and recitation instructor for SOCI 101: Introduction to Sociology.
M.A.: Kent State University