Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
PhD Sociology Oklahoma State University 2003
M.Ed. Gerontology University of Central Oklahoma 1997
M.S. Sociology Oklahoma State University 1999



University of Central Oklahoma


Introduction to Sociology
Sociology of Disability
Social Psychology
Social Theory
Social Problems
Sociology of Gender
Race and Ethnicity
Sociology of Aging
Aging and Mental Health
Life Span for Health Professionals
Special Topic Courses: Sociology of Popular Music; Women in the Criminal Justice System

Aging & Gender Studies; Cross-Cultural Qualitative Research Methods

Current Research: The lived reality of older unsheltered women in San Bernardino County

California Baptist University 2003-Present
Oklahoma State University 1999-2002

The Impact of Trauma-Informed Educational Support Groups on Increasing Self-Efficacy: Standing Together for Health in Malawi. Published in the International Journal of Social Policy and Education, 2, (9), November, 2020, pp 50 – 59

'Documenting the Emerging Malawian Sign Language: a foundation for greater access and literacy for the Deaf community' presented at The Linguistics Association of Southern African Development Community (SADC) Universities (LASU) at Chancellor College in Zomba, Malawi September 2017, Published in the Journal of the Linguistics Association of Southern African Development Community [SADC] Universities 5, (5) 2019

'Deaf education in Malawi and the need for Malawian Sign Language documentation' presented at the International Educational Conference at Chancellor College in Zomba, Malawi July 2016

‘Voices from Behind Prison Walls: The Impact of Training Service Dogs on Women in Prison’ published in The Journal of Animals and Society, 2015

Fall 2011: Sabbatical leave in Jordan teaching ESL and conducting research on the social construction of the music identity of young adults studying English in Jordan

The Social Construction of Gender Inequality in Central Malawi (paperback)
2008, VDM publishers

Ritualized Duties: The Social Construction of Gender Inequality in Malawi
International Review of Modern Sociology Fall 2008

An Integrative Lecture: A critical look at changing gender roles through popular music
Published in the American Sociological Association’s Teaching Sociology Newsletter Summer 2007

Perceptions of Religious Integration for People with Developmental Disabilities by Carol A. Minton and Richard A. Dodder
Published in Mental Retardation, December 2003

Christ's Chapel Anglican Church; supporting with our time, finances, and donations for these projects and organizations: Operation Christmas Child, Riverside Life Services, Path of Life Ministries

Working with the American Red Cross serving the Inland Empire

I enjoy spending time at the ocean and feel blessed to have been part of the International and United States Service Projects at CBU. Currently, I am co-teaching our International Social Service Practicum Course where students can apply and extend their academic knowledge and skills observing and working with a non-profit organization in another country.

Galatians 6:9; King James Version (KJV)
And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.

“ . . well-doing consists of rolling up your shirt sleeves and doing a good day’s work, sweeping the carpets and dusting the furniture. Well doing is attending to the duties that arise out of our relationships in life – attending carefully to them, and seeing that in nothing, we are eye-servers and men pleasers, but in everything are seeking to serve God” Spurgeon