|Present||Professor, University of Louisville ‐ Department of Political Science|
Honors and Awards
- Anna Julia Cooper Teacher of the Year Award-NCOBPS (2014)
- Grawemeyer Award for Outstanding Instructional Design (2013)
- Faculty Favorite-Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning-University of Louisville (2009, 2006)
- Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding Volunteerism and Community Service-University of Louisville (2006)
- Betty J. Cleckley Minority Issues Research Award Finalist (2002)
- William Wells Brown Award for work in the preservation of African American History in Western New York (2002)
- Certificate of Appreciation for Guest Lecture-Neighborhood Leadership Project-United Neighborhoods and United Way of Buffalo & Erie County (2000)
- Certificate of Appreciation for Guest Lecture-The University Committee for Promotion of Tolerance and Diversity-University of Buffalo-State University of New York (1998)
- President's Council for Cornell Women Fellowship-Cornell University (1993)
- Special Minority Fellowship-Cornell University (1990-1993)
- American Political Science Association (APSA) Minority Fellow-Cornell University (1989-1990)
- Storthz Award for Character, Leadership and Scholarship-University of Arkansas at Little Rock (1989)
- American Political Science Association (APSA) The Ralph Bunch Summer Institute for Black Scholars, Southern University (SU) and Louisiana State University (LSU) in Baton Rouge, LA (1988)
- POLS111 Political Discourse
- POLS201 Introduction to American Government and Politics
- POLS305 Urban Politics
- POLS306 State Government
- POLS326 Public Policy
- POLS/PAS327 Politics of the Black Community
- POLS327 African American Politics
- POLS404 Topics in Political Theory: Black Social and Political Thought
- POLS405 Policy, Class, Race and Gender
- POLS495 Senior Seminar -- Black Social and Political Thought
- POLS495 Senior Seminar -- Race, Ethnicity & Policy
- POLS495 Senior Seminar -- Diversity Politics & Policy
- POLS510 Practicum -- Undergraduate Internship
- POLS609/UPA630 Politics of Urban Policy
|1992 - 1996||Ph. D., Cornell University ‐ Government|
|1989 - 1992||M.A., Cornell University ‐ Government|
|1985 - 1989||B.A., University of Arkansas at Little Rock ‐ Political Science|
Department of Political Science
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292
Recent Works (2)
Teaching Works (1)
Teaching introduction to American government/politics : what we learn from ...
Journal of Political Science Education (2010)
Political science students learn the fundamental principles and values about the American political system from American government/politics textbooks. Most of ...
Does a shared culture between nursing home staff and residents ...
Common Ground: International Journal of Diversity in Organisations, Communities and Nations (2005)
In the past, only 27% of the African American elderly population utilized nursing homes compared to 38% of the European ...
Committed “armies of compassion” : African American churches building and sustaining ...
The Review of Black Political Economy (2003)
Faith-based organizations are more active in community economic development initiatives, yet their activities are limited to certain types of congregations ...
Life on "EZ" street : linking community economic development to the ...
Community Development (formerly known as Journal of the Community Development Society) (1999)
This is an examination of the literature on community economic development and its relation to the stipulated urban empowerment zone ...
Book Chapters (5)
Contribution to Book
African American women in the academy : quelling the myth of ...
Presumed Incompetent: The Intersections of Race and Class for Women in Academia (2012)
Presumed Incompetent is a pathbreaking account of the intersecting roles of race, gender, and class in the working lives of women ...
Contribution to Book
African American women in predominantly white institutions : transitions, trials, and ...
Dilemmas of Black Faculty at Predominantly White Institutions in the United States: Issues of the Post-Multicultural Era (2010)
First-generation African American faculty members from working- to middle-class backgrounds constitute a numerical minority at predominantly white institutions (PWIs); however, ...
Contribution to Book
Social capital and African American church leadership.
Community-Based Organizations: The Intersection of Social Capital and Local Context in Contemporary Urban Society (2003)
In response to the ongoing debate over the role social capital plays in the creation and continuation of a healthy ...