Brad is a researcher with the Illinois State Board of Education, working on K-12 policy. Previously, he had been a tenured associate professor of sociology at Georgia College. He earned his PhD in sociology at Indiana University in 2009. Brad has more than 17 years of teaching experience and regularly taught Introduction to Sociology, Research Methods, Social Problems, Society and the Individual, and the Senior Seminar and his research interests included religion, music, and teaching and learning. In his free time, Brad enjoys making music and riding his road bike.