I am an educator and scholar who enjoys connecting assets and resources to create something new. I believe that growth happens by recognizing and leveraging the assets that exist in the networks around us. My approach to teaching, learning, and community organizing is shaped by a diverse set of experiences: as a high school teacher, teacher educator, education scholar, and urban arts creator.
Professional Background: I am an educator and scholar who has worked in a range of diverse settings across the United States and abroad. With over a decade of experience alongside teachers and school leaders, my goal is to help people become more effective and justice-oriented in their practice. I hold a doctoral degree in Higher Education from Regent University in addition to a B.A. in English and an M.A. in Teaching, both from Wheaton College. In addition to work in education settings, I also have over 15 years of experience working with community members to establish and sustain urban arts spaces across the country.
Areas of consulting expertise:
Urban education; Higher education; Cultural competence; Teaching and learning; Language and literacy; Urban arts
Publications, awards, or accomplishments:
Teacher Education at Minority Serving Institutions: Programs, Policies, and Social Justice, Rutgers University Press, 2017
Hip-Hop Culture in College Students’ Lives: Elements, Embodiment, and Higher Edutainment, Routeldge, 2012
Board of Trustees Distinguished Teaching Award, Lincoln University, 2009
Drum Major for Social Justice Award, Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Society, West Chester, PA, 2012
Phone: (757) 619-9498