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Chair, Equity & Diversity Committee


Social Stratification

Goal Attainment/Social Strain

NPO Administration

Dual-Enrollment Classrooms

Race & Ethnicity

Gender Experience

Social Justice

Online Classrooms

Deviant Behavior


Advocacy and Activism

Non-Traditional Classroom Experiences


Doctor of Philosophy, Sociology (Critical Race & Ethnic Studies Concentration) | University of Tennessee-Knoxville


Cultural Studies in Education Graduate Certificate | University of Tennessee-Knoxville


Master of Arts, General Sociology | East Tennessee State University

MAY 2011

Degree GPA: 3.81
Master’s Thesis: Community Perceptions of Prescription Drug Abuse in Eastern Kentucky

Bachelor of Science, Correctional and Juvenile Justice Studies (Juvenile Justice Concentration) | Eastern Kentucky University

MAY 2008

Minor: Deviance/Criminology
Degree GPA: 3.24

Dean’s List
Undergraduate Thesis: An Empirical Analysis of the Effectiveness of Strain Theory: An Explanation of Delinquency Among Incarcerated Youth

Professional Service

Working Groups

  • 2020-present – Appalachian Funders Network Health Working Group, Asheville, NC
  • 2018-present – University of Tennessee Academic Meeting Professionals Group, Knoxville, TN

Advisory Boards and Directorates

  • 2015-present – Secretary, Board of Directors, Appalachian Community Fund, Knoxville, TN

University and College Committees

  • 2020-present – Graduate Student Senate, Equity & Diversity Chair, University of Tennessee-Knoxville
  • 2020-present – Council for Diversity & Interculturalism
  • 2018-present – UT System Accreditation Network, Knoxville, TN
  • 2018-present – Inclusive Teaching Taskforce, University of Tennessee-Knoxville
  • 2018-present – Assessment Steering Committee, University of Tennessee-Knoxville
  • 2016-2017 – Staff Senate, Staff Senate Awards Committee Chair, East Tennessee State University
  • 2007-2008 – Vice-President, National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice (NABCJ), Eastern Kentucky University Student Chapter

Teaching Activities

  • Learning Partner, University of Tennessee-Knoxville VOLBreaks
  • Adjunct Faculty, College of Arts & Sciences, East Tennessee State University
  • Adjunct Faculty, Sociology program, Arkansas State University
  • Adjunct Faculty, Sociology program, Northeast State Community College
  • Adjunct Faculty, Sociology program, Walters State Community College
  • Learning Partner, East Tennessee State University Alternative Breaks
  • Physician Assistant Student Organization Advisor, East Tennessee State University
  • Animal Health and Science Student Organization Co-Advisor, East Tennessee State University

Awards and Recognitions

• 2019 – Campus Labs Trailblazer Award Winner ($1,000 awarded)

• 2010 – Recipient of School of Graduate Studies Research Grant ($500 awarded)


•Browning, A.M. (in publication). Connecting the Private & Public: Understanding Contemporary Social Problems. Dubuque, IA: Great River Learning.

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