I was a late bloomer. I started my college career at a junior college in 1986 when I was 31. I had two small children at the time. I loved my time at a junior college and it helped pave the way for what was to come. I then went to Arizona State University and graduated in 1990 with a Psychology major and a Sociology minor. I thought I wanted to be a therapist, but instead fell in love with research. I then transferred to the University of California Santa Barbara in Sociology and Gender Studies, with my two sons who were in elementary school at the time. I received my MA in 1992 and my PhD in 1996.
I then began my job as in a tenure track position at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. The classes I taught included Introduction to Sociology, Research Methods, Sociology of Sex and Gender, and Sociology of Health and Illness. All of my classes counted for Gender Studies credit. In 2013, I retired as Professor Emerita.
I currently live in Arizona with two chihuahuas-Bella and Tanner. Oh, BTW. Those two boys….they both graduated from UNK. One is a supervisor for child Protective services and has given me three grandkids. The other has his own business and so far only has given me granddogs. I continue to write and publish about my research.
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