Online Program Director
Westlake Hall 333
Illinois State University, Ph.D. - Higher Education Administration, May 2016
Bradley University, M.A. - Leadership in Human Service Administration, December 1999
Florida A&M University, B.A.-Sociology, May 1996
Since earning a B.S. in Sociology from Florida A&M University and later his M.S. degree in Leadership and Human Service Administration from Bradley University, I worked in various leadership positions, including stints at the Central Illinois Agency on Aging and EP!C. However, in 2008 I shifted my career focus towards higher education and began the doctorate program at Illinois State University.
After successfully defending my dissertation titled: Racial Stereotype Threat: A Critical Discourse Analysis, I graduated in 2016 with a Ph.D. in Higher Education. My research interests include social justice and those issues that pertain to African Americans and higher education. In addition to currently serving as the Online Program Director at Bradley University, I have taught graduate-level courses within the counseling program and higher education doctorate program within Bradley University's ECL department.
In addition, I have received the Odessa Meyer Endowed Scholarship for Underrepresented Groups for my dissertation. I am also the recipient of the 2005 Bradley University Department of Educational Leadership and Human Development ELH Exemplary Alumni Award for Community Service. I have also presented my research at the Mid-Western Educational Research Association.
I am also a regular contributor to the Community Word Newspaper, where my focus is on current events and social justice.
Golf, music, and book collecting
- ENC 605 - Legal and Social Change
- ENC 606 - Interpersonal and Organizational Behavior
- ENC 703 - Action Research I: Introduction to Doctoral Studies
- ENC 704 - Action Research II: Introduction to Doctoral Studies
- ENC 705 - Action Research III: Data Collection in Action Research
- ENC 706 - Action Research IV: Seminar in Action Research
- ENC 717 - Leadership in Higher Education and Community College
- ENC 723 - Internship II
2019, Honorary Conference Committee member of our National Black Child Development Institute
Recipient of the Illinois State University, 2016 Odessa Meyer Endowed Scholarship for Underrepresented Groups.
Recipient of the State of Illinois, DFI Fellowship, 2010-2014.
Recipient of the Illinois State University, Edward R. Hines Scholarship,2012.
Recipient of the Illinois State University, McHenry Fellowship, 2010-2011.
Recipient of the 2005 Bradley University Department of Educational Leadership and Human Development, ELH Exemplary Alumni Award for Community Service.
- Contributing writer for The Community Word newspaper
- Co-chair Information and Technology Sub-Committee/Joint Commission on Racial Justice and Equity