|2019 - Present||Associate Professor, Georgia Southern University ‐ College of Behavioral and Social Sciences|
|2015 - Present||Affiliate, Georgia Southern University ‐ Institute for Interdisciplinary STEM|
|Present||Associate Professor, Georgia Southern University ‐ School of Human Ecology|
|2013 - 2019||Assistant Professor, Georgia Southern University|
|2013 - 2015||Start-Up Research Funds|
|Georgia Southern University|
Professional Service and Affiliations
|2019 - Present||Associate Editor, Black Child Development Institute||2017 - Present||Member, DIFF (Diversity & Inclusion Faculty Fellows) Committee||2017 - Present||Chair, Georgia Southern University, CBSS Faculty Development||2016 - Present||Member, Gulf South Summit, Executive Planning Committee||2016 - Present||Member, National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) - Black Caucus Interest Forum||2015 - Present||Co-Chair, Southern Conference on Children Conference||2014 - Present||Member, Child Development Center Research & Advisory Committee||2014 - Present||Co-Advisor, Phi Upsilon Omicron||2014 - Present||Member, Student Advisory Committee||2018 - 2019||Membership Coordinator, National Black Child Development Institute||2018 - 2019||Director, Search Committee - Child Development Center||2019||Chairperson, Search Committee||2015 - 2018||Member, Service Learning Faculty Fellows||2015 - 2017||Member, University Conduct Board||2015 - 2017||Member, i2STEMe Affiliate Faculty of the Institute for Interdisciplinary STEM Education||2014 - 2016||Member, Georgia Southern University, College of Health & Human Sciences Awards Committee||2015||Member, Assistant Teacher Search Committee - Preschool Classroom||2015||Member, Assistant Teacher Search Committee - Toddler Classroom||2015||Member, Child Development Center, Center Director Search Committee||2014||Marshal, Fall Commencement Ceremony|
Honors and Awards
- Recipient, Randolph S. Gunter Distinguished Faculty Award, Multicultural Student Center (2018)
- Recipient, Policy Fellow, National Black Child Development Institute (2019)
- Families, Schools & Community Partnerships (CHFD 4150)
- Lifespan Development (CHFD 2137)
- Birth – Five Methods (CHFD 3131)
- Administration of Programs for Children & Youth (CHFD 4130)
|2013||Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction, North Carolina State University|
|2004||M.A. in Educational Technology, North Carolina Central University|
|1995||M.S. in Family & Child Studies, Miami University|
|1993||B.A. in Home Economics, Child Development & Family Relations, North Carolina Central University|
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Publications - Referred Journal Articles (4)
Publications - Book Chapters (2)
Contribution to Book
Characteristics of Beginning Teacher Role Quality: Connections to Satisfaction and ...
Past, Present, and Future Research on Teacher Induction (2010)
This anthology on teacher induction research is intended for researchers, policy makers, and practitioners in the field of teacher induction ...
Publications – Refereed, Invited (1)
Overcoming Stereotypes and Biases: Making Classrooms and Therapeutic Spaces Safer ...
Being Black is Not a Risk Factor: Strength-Based Solutions for the State of Georgia (2017)
This article was published in Being Black is Not a Risk Factor: Strength-Based Solutions for the State of Georgia.
Publications - Technical Reports (1)
Professional Presentations - International (2)
Trust: A Precursor to Parent-School Involvement for Low-SES and African- ...
Presentation at the Global Summit on Childhood (ACEI) (2014)
This session reviews research that sought to examine parental involvement practices from the perspective of low-SES African-American mothers. Trust was ...
Professional Presentations - National (8)
Professional Presentations - Regional (8)
Technology Matters: The Meaningful Integration of Technology into Preschool Classrooms
Southern Conference on Children (2016)
Presentation given at the Southern Conference on Children. This presentation can be accessed at https://academics.georgiasouthern.edu/ce/conferences/scoc/archives/ .