|Present||Assistant Professor of Geography, Kennesaw State University ‐ Geography and Anthropology|
International and internal migration, Immigrant settlement, adjustment, and integration, Community and municipal receptivity, Urban social geography, Globalizing cities and new immigrant gateways, Population and ethnic geography, City and regional branding, Immigrant entrepreneurship, Community engagement, Community-based participatory research, and Immigration
Professional Service and Affiliations
|2018 - Present||Steering Committee Member, One Region Initiative, Welcoming America||2017 - Present||Board Member, Ethnic Geography Specialty Group, American Association of Geographers||2016 - Present||Newsletter Editor, Ethnic Geography Specialty Group, American Association of Geographers||2015 - Present||Founding Member, Georgia Immigration Research Network||2014 - Present||Career Mentor, American Association of Geographers||2015 - 2018||Scholar Advisor, ¡NUEVOlution! Latinos and the New South Exhibit, Levine Museum of the New South|
- GEOG 4490: Special Topics in Geography
- GEOG 4100: Directed Applied Research
- GEOG 3380: Geography of North America
- GEOG 3345: Population Geography
- GEOG 3312: Geography of Europe
- GEOG 3300: Urban Geography
- GEOG 2200: Research Methods
- GEOG 1130: World Regional Geography
- GEOG 1101: Introduction to Human Geography
|2007 - 2013||PhD, University of North Carolina at Charlotte ‐ Geography and Earth Sciences|
|2006 - 2007||MAE, University of Alabama, Birmingham ‐ School of Education|
|2004 - 2006||MS, University of Tennessee, Knoxville ‐ Geography|
|2000 - 2004||BS, Samford University ‐ Geography|
Research Works (34)
Community-Based Participatory Research as a Tool for Improved Understanding and ...
Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement (2019)
Community-based participatory research (CBPR) is used as a community-engaged research practice because of its inclusion of community perspectives. The participatory ...
Contribution to Book
Increasing Immigrant Settlement and the Challenges and Opportunities for Public ...
US Latinization: Education and the New Latino South (2017)
Demonstrates how educators and policymakers should treat the intertwined nature of immigrant education and social progress in order to improve ...