I am Professor and Chair of Sociology at the University at Buffalo. My research focuses on patterns, trends, and processes related to issues such as residential segregation and neighborhood inequalityimmigrationinternal migration, and labor force differences by race, ethnicity, and nativity.

I earned my PhD in Sociology from the University at Albany, SUNY, in 2001 after graduating with my MA in Sociology from Georgia State University in 1997 and a BA in Sociology from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1992. I taught at Georgia State in Atlanta from 2001 to 2006 before joining the Department at UB.

I grew up in Hattiesburg, MS, with my brother and parents. Before moving to Buffalo, I lived and worked in a number of places including Jackson, MS, Tuscaloosa, AL, Decatur, AL, Atlanta, GA, and Albany, NY. Today, I live in Buffalo with my wife, Beth, and our family.