Academic

  • Dissertation Committee Member, College of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University-Camden: Prentiss Dantzler, Ashley Nickels, Wendy Osefo, and Keith Benson.
  • Faculty Senate, Rutgers University-Camden.
  • Urban Studies Committee, Department of Public Policy and Administration, Rutgers University-Camden.
  • Editorial Board for Public Integrity (2014).
  • Editorial Board for PA Times (2014).
  • Dissertation Committee Member, College of Health and Public Affairs, University of Central Florida: Marie Pryor.
  • Vice-President of Programming for the Central Florida American Society of Public Administration (2012-2014).
  • College of Health and Public Affairs Scholarship Committee (2013).
  • Search Committee Member (2013) for Instructor/Lecturer in the School of Public Administration, COPHA.
  • College of Health and Public Affairs Tenure and Promotion Committee for Instructors and Lecturers (2013).
  • Center for Public and Nonprofit Management: Diversity and Inclusiveness Research Liaison (2012-2014).
  • School of Public Administration Diversity Committee Chair (2012-2014).
  • School of Public Administration Service-Learning Committee Member (2012-2014).
  • Center for Public and Nonprofit Management: Oversight Committee Member (2012-2014).
  • Mentor with the Legacy Leadership and Mentoring Program for the Office of Diversity Initiatives (2012-2014).
  • Conference Chair for 7th Annual Public Administration Research Conference: Orlando, FL.
  • Search Committee Member (2012) for Associate Professor in the School of Public Administration, COHPA.
  • Central Florida ASPA Vice-President of Programming (2012 – present)
  • Co-Editor (2012) for Public Administration Quarterly Symposium “Management and Governance: 21st Century Implications for Diversity in Public Administration.”
  • Conference Planning Committee (2011-2013) – 2013 International Conference on Public Management and Development Administration in Winhoek, Namibia.
  • Diversity Committee Member (2011-present), College of Health and Public Affairs (COHPA) Diversity Committee.
  • Volunteer (2008) – ASPA National Conference: Dallas, TX.

 

Community

  • Board of Directors (2012-2014) – Federation of Congregations United to Serve (FOCUS): Orlando, FL.
  • Co-panelist for the School of Public Administration Urban and Regional Planning Distinguished Lecture Series “Healthy Community Planning” with Dr. Catherine Ross (October 2012).
  • Facilitator (March 2012) for the Commissioner’s Task Force on Inclusion and Accountability Recommendations, Orlando, FL.
  • Research Consultant (2010-2011) – Federation of Congregations United to Serve (FOCUS): Orlando, FL.
  • Research Consultant (2007-2009) – Old Dominion University Community Development Corporation: Norfolk, VA.
  • Volunteer – Public Administration and Urban Policy Ph.D. Student Association: Norfolk, VA.
    • Literacy Scrabble and Habitat for Humanity
  • Board of Directors (2009-2010) – Planned Parenthood Federation of American: Norfolk, VA.
  • Research Consultant (2008) – Family Systems II and New Life Programs: Norfolk, VA.
  • Tutor (2008) – Wildcat Tutoring Program: Norfolk, VA.

 

Awards and Honors

  • Received the Jay A. Sigler Award, Presented by The Public Administration Students Association at Rutgers University-Camden, 2016.
  • Received inaugural Public Integrity Book Review of the Year Award for 2015.
  • Inducted into the National Public Affairs and Administration Honor Society, Pi Alpha Alpha, March 2012.
  • Ph.D. Student of the Year Award presented by the Department of Urban Studies and Public Administration, April 2010.
  • American Society of Public Administration (ASPA) Founder’s Forum Fellowship Recipient, February 2010.
  • Section on Women in Public Administration (SWPA) Scholarship Recipient, December 2009.
  • University Fellowship, Old Dominion University, August 2009.
  • Johnnie L. Cochrane, Jr./MWH Scholarship from the National Forum of Black Public Administrators (NFBPA), April 2009.
  • Wolfgang Pindur Scholarship, May 2008.
  • Honorable Mention at the Old Dominion University Research Exposition, April 2008.
  • Hampton Roads Chapter of the Conference of Minority Public Administrators Scholarship (COMPA), Spring 2007. 

 

Professional Memberships

  • Scholars Strategy Network (SSN)
  • Pi Alpha Alpha
  • American Society of Public Administration (ASPA)
  • Conference of Minority Public Administrators (COMPA)
  • Public Administration Theory Network (PATNet)
  • Central Florida American Society of Public Administration (ASPA)
  • Urban Affairs Association (UAA)

 

Skills

  • Strategic planning
  • Focus group facilitator
  • Community-engaged research