Toni is a second year PhD student in sociology and Southern Regional Education Board Fellow. She received her MA and BA’s at Ohio University in 2010 and 2001, respectively, and her AAS in Criminal Justice from WVU Parkersburg in 1997. Her career background includes working as faculty at community colleges and before that in juvenile corrections. Her research interests include kink culture, qualitative methods, Native American culture, symbolic interactionism, Deaf culture, deviance, sociology of sexuality, sociology of family, religion, power dynamics, and Appalachian culture. She’s a member of ASA, ASSECT, SSSP, SSSS, and CARAS professional organizations. Additionally, she is a cleric for Ohio Veteran's Affairs and a KAP cleric for the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom. She anticipates graduating in spring of 2021 and returning to the rural community college setting to work with underprivileged populations.