Short Academic Biography:

I received my Phd in Sociology at the University of California, Irvine. I have MA degrees in Sociology and Demography from UCI, a MS in Statistics from Northwestern University, and a BS in Mathematics from the University of Oregon. Starting in August I will be an Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota in the Department of Sociology and the School of Statistics. My research lies at the intersection of sociology, social network analysis, and demography and has been published (or forthcoming) in such journals as Sociological Methodology, the Journal of Statistical Software, Demographic Research, and Social Networks.

Research Summary:

My research is centered in two primary areas: the first is social network analysis, where my work includes research on the effects of geography and time on social processes (and large-scale social structure) and the measurement and sampling of social networks; the second is the field of demography, where I look to integrate spatial analysis and social network analysis with classic and formal demographic theory. Underlying both of these themes is a strong interest in developing statistical techniques for application to social science problems, especially social network analysis and demography.