- B.A., Carnegie Mellon University
- M.F.A., Brooklyn College
- M.A., University of Maryland College Park
- Ph.D., University of Maryland College Park
- Literacy Narratives
- Multicultural issues surrounding literacy
- African American literature and rhetorical traditions
- Writing pedagogy
Chester Himes, David Mamet
- English Department Assistant Chair
- English Club co-advisor
- African American Studies faculty
- Center for Disaster and Research and Education faculty
Passions & Distractions
- Ultimate frisbee
- English 110: English Composition
- ENGL 241H Topics in World Literature
- English 312: Technical Writing
- English 333: African American Literature I
- English 334: African American Literature II
- English 280: Defining the Color Line
- English 442: Drama
- University 103: Telling Your Story
- EMGT 603: Professional and Technical Writing for Emergency Managers
- "Amiri Baraka and Arguments along the Color Line: Using Dave Chappelle to Understand Dutchman." Approaches to Teaching Amiri Baraka's Dutchman. MLA Pedagogy Series. 2014.
- "What Paltry Learning in Dumb Books! Teaching the Power of Oral Narrative." Teaching Africa: A Guide for the 21st Century. Eds. Brandon D. Lundy and Solomon Negash. Indiana University Press. 2013. 156-162.
- "Citizen Orator in the West African Savannah." Rhetoric in Rest of the West. Ed. Shane Borrowman, Robert Lively, and Marcia Kmetz. Cambridge Scholars Publishing. 2010. 119-138.
- "Rhetoric of Race: Critical Pedagogy without Resistance." Teaching English in the Two-Year College 36.3 (March 2009): 244-256.
- "'Who Taught You Like That!?' A Study of Communicative Role Models and Academic Literacy Skills." Composition Forum 19 (Spring 2009).
- "Richard Wright and His White Audience: How the Author's Persona Gave Native Son Historical Significance." In Richard Wright's Native Son. Ed. Anna Maria Fraile. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2007. 3-20.