Courses Taught

Fall 2012 and Summer 2013. Instructor for Sociology of Sexuality 5605, Department of Sociology, The Ohio State University.

Fall 2013 and Fall 2014. Instructor for Sex and Modern Love 2340, Department of Sociology, The Ohio State University.

Spring 2012 and Fall 2012. Instructor of Record for Introduction to Sociology, Department of Sociology, The Ohio State University


My teaching interests include three core areas (including classical and current empirical, theory and methodology): Gender and Sexuality; Family and Relationships; Stratification and Inequality

Undergraduate Courses Interested in Teaching

Sociology of Genderyavorsky-teaching-at-blackboard-sub-and-counterculture
Sociology of Race
Family and Society
Sociological Research Methods
Sexuality and Society
Men and Masculinities
Sociology of Culture
Sociology of Work

Graduate Courses Interested in Teaching

Sociology of Gender
Marriage, Family, and Society
Sociology of Work
Sociological Theory
Sociological Research Methods



          My mentorship extends beyond the classroom to the over 80 research assistants (RAs) whom I supervised and mentored during my graduate career. I view data collection as more than a means to collect scientific knowledge, but also as a rich opportunity for undergraduates to learn about and gain firsthand experience conducting research. Accordingly, I have integrated undergraduates in every original data collection project I have conducted, starting with my master’s thesis.

          Most recently, I integrated RAs into my dissertation research, recruiting and managing 15-20 RAs each semester since January 2013. In addition to enhancing my research program, my goals for students’ inclusion is threefold: 1) to pique and/or solidify students interest in and knowledge of sociology and inequality issues; 2) help develop students’ research skills and understanding of the research process, and; 3) build undergraduate students’ work experience so they are better prepared to secure and succeed in subsequent careers and/or graduate schooling. As a result of these meaningful student relationships, I have written over 25 letters of recommendation for research assistants applying to graduate school.