Dr. Kelly James, Assistant Professor, grew up in Memphis and has recently returned home to teach at CBU. She attended the University of Memphis to earn a B.A. in Social Work and an M.A. in Sociology. After teaching at different universities in Memphis, Dr. James decided to move south to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to attend LSU for the doctoral program in Sociology with a Minor in Women’s Studies. Although she has been a Tiger fan most of her life, she has come to love the Buccaneers and is proud to cheer the Bucs on. Dr. James is trained in mediation and conflict resolution, which is also a course she teaches at CBU. Her teaching interests include peace and justice studies, deviance, and sexuality and social problems.