College of Family and Consumer Sciences
Ph.D. Student, Graduate Assistant
205 Housing and Consumer Research Center (House C)
415 Sanford Dr.
Athens, GA 30602
|Degree||Field of Study||Institution||Graduation|
|Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)||Finance||St. Bonaventure University||2008|
|Master of Business Administration (MBA)||Business Administration||University at Buffalo||2012|
My research seeks to explore the financial circumstances tied to alternative housing arrangements. It is through this research that I wish to focus my attention on the household unit; empowering these agents to challenge normative housing behaviors. I strive to gain an understanding of what defines housing norms, how housing-related decisions are made, and what can be done to mitigate the impact of housing on overall financial distress.
FHCE 2100 - Introduction to Consumer Economics (Fall/Spring 2020-21)
FHCE 4400E - Family Demographics and Policy (Fall 2021)
FHCE 5360S - Topics in Sustainable Housing (Spring 2022)
Discovering Money Solutions Coach for Project FREE (Fostering Relationships & Economic Enrichment). Funding was provided by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families.
Areas of Expertise
Housing Management and Policy
Residential Mortgage and Consumer Lending
Prior Professional Positions
|Organization / Department||Title||Years of Service|
|M&T Bank / Finance||Financial Analyst||2008 - 2013|
|M&T Bank / Consumer Lending||Product Manager||2013 - 2015|
|Radford University / Budget||Budget Coordinator of Forecasting and Operations||2015 - 2019|
Gawrys, M. R., & Carswell, A. T. (2020). Exploring the cost burden of rural rental housing. Journal of Rural Studies, 80, 372-379. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jrurstud.2020.10.013