There are several areas of social psychology research that interest me, particularly in relation to work and family. Some examples include:
- The intersections of employers’ needs for a skilled and agile workforce and job seekers’ needs for sustainable employment with career advancement.
- The interplay of individual circumstances with employment success.
- The social implications of transnational actions and corporate social responsibility in communities.
- The experiences of communities and families in relation to international migrant employment and remittances.
Examples of my research include:
- Suicidal Behaviors Among College Students: Are Transfer Students at Greater Risk? (2017)
- A Report on Violent and Non-violent Crime Comparing Statistics at the National, State, and County Level (Greenville and Spartanburg, SC) (2016)
- Impact of Ban the Box on Hiring Processes (2015)
- New Beginnings Job Search Guide (Bogardus & Davis, 2015)
- Key Stakeholder Perceptions of the Michigan Food and Agricultural Sector Workforce Development System: A Qualitative Study Using Grounded Theory (2014)
- Intercountry Adoption Programs and Waiting Child Photolistings (Master’s Thesis, 2008)
I conducted research as part of my Clemson University graduate assistantship for the following grant-funded programs:
- SAMHSA Suicide Prevention Grant (2015 – 2017)
- Children, Youth, and Families At Risk (CYFAR) Youth Program (2014)
The following guide was developed as original work in collaboration with numerous partner agencies while at Greenville Works: