Welcome to my little corner of the world. I am Professor V.
I’ve spent over half my life in education. I’ve taught in kindergarten, junior high, college and university classrooms. I am a teacher and a lifelong learner. Upon receiving my graduate degree in Sociology my work moved from faculty to administration where I worked in a County Office of Education, and later a Community College District Office. I then returned to my passion-working directly with students and faculty. I have teaching experience in 2-year colleges, and 4-year universities; private and public institutions; and both in the classroom and online. I have learned and taught subjects ranging from research methodology to families and society. In the classroom I’ve often told Introduction to Sociology students that we all do sociology regularly. We just don’t label it as sociology. It is nearly impossible to be a member of society and not notice the interactions of groups. We all identify with some group or groups whether we acknowledge it or not.
My areas of expertise include online education and community. As a photographer I have experimented incorporating photography into sociology as a visual sociologist. As time goes on I hope to share with you some of my projects on a photos page. But enough about me. This website is designed to share with you, the reader, not just results from ongoing research but more importantly the data sources behind those results as time and energy permit. I search news sources for information relating primarily to higher education although periodically you may see something from K-12.
If there’s something in educational data that you’d like to know more about or a question regarding educational data you’d like to see, please share your ideas. Others may be curious about the same thing. I
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