Advising and Mentoring

Collaboration with Students

I welcome the opportunity to work with undergraduate and graduate students and to support extracurricular opportunities for students to learn about the research process and explore research questions of their own.

In some cases, I will invite students to work with me, based on their performance in courses I have taught, their demonstrated in interest in the topics that I research, and the resources I have available for student collaboration. Students are also welcome to contact me with a thoughtful request to discuss potential opportunities to work together in formal and informal advising and mentoring relationships, research practicums and independent studies, research assistantships, and project collaboration.

Photo of Spring 2021 UMass Amherst undergraduate student research team members Sean Dunham ('23), Lynn-Tyi'a Porter ('22), Siobhan Powers ('21), and Ella Stock ('23) at our end-of-semester party over Zoom.
Spring 2021 UMass Amherst undergraduate student research team members Sean Dunham (’23), Lynn-Tyi’a Porter (’22), Siobhan Powers (’21), and Ella Stock (’23) at our end-of-semester party!

Current Students and Student Collaborators

I am proud to have had the chance to work with students in research and advising capacities, to have been part of their research and training experiences and learned and grown with and from them, as well. I have advised and/or collaborated with the following undergraduate and graduate students:

Fall 2022: Jacki Carroll (’22), Sean Dunham (’23), Haejin Lee (’23), and Ella Stock (’23) are working with me on projects related to racism and racial inequality, causal inference, child welfare, incarceration, civic and community engagement, and critical quantitative perspectives with data in the U.S.

Spring 2021: Sean Dunham (’23), Lynn-Tyi’a Porter (’22), Siobhan Powers (’21), and Ella Stock (’23) worked with me on projects related to racism and racial inequality, causal inference, child welfare, criminal legal system, and immigration system involvement in the U.S.

Reference Letters and Letters of Recommendation

For students with whom I have developed a relationship through coursework or collaboration, I am happy to support students’ endeavors by writing letters of recommendation in support of academic and professional opportunities as well as opportunities for recognition and awards.

To request a letter of recommendation or reference, please review my Reference and Letter Recommendation Policy.