Doctor of Education in Higher and Postsecondary Education, October 2009
Teachers College, Columbia University-New York, NY
Master of Professional Studies in Human Relations, May 1999
New York Institute of Technology-Central Islip, NY
Master of Arts in English, May 1995
Western Connecticut State University-Danbury, CT
Bachelor of Arts in English, May 1990
State University of New York at Albany
I believe that all students possess unique talents and abilities, and my job is to help students cultivate their talents so that they can work towards their dreams and goals. Developing advanced literacy skills is critical to their success, so I try to make assignments and learning activities relevant, contemporary, and interactive. I want my students to understand that control of the English language will propel them towards fulfilling, powerful personal and professional directions that they haven’t even begun to imagine.
Teaching & Scholarship
- College Composition I (ENC 1101)
- College Composition II (ENC 1102)
- Introduction to Short Fiction (LIT 2020)
Professional Activities & Affiliations
- Association of Florida Colleges-President of the FKCC Chapter
- College Board Advanced Placement English Literature Exam Reader
- Book Reviewer for The Journal of African American History
- Scorer for the Graduate Record Exam (essay component)
- Association for the Study of Higher Education
- Florida Office of Women in Higher Education
- Bridging Literature and Composition: An Anthology. Edited by Kerry Charron, Nancy Long, and Jontoinette White, Eds. Mason, Ohio: Cengage Learning, 2008.
- “'Lights Just Click on Everyday’: Academic Preparedness and Remediation” in Defending the Community College Equity Agenda. Co-authored with Dr. Dolores Perin. Edited by Thomas Bailey & Vanessa Smith Morest. Johns Hopkins University Press: 2006.
- Book review of Brown’s Battleground: Students, Segregationists, and the Struggle for Justice in Prince Edward County, Virginia. By Jill Ogline Titus. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2012. To be published in Volume 97 (Summer 2012) of The Journal of African American History.
- Book review of The Educational Lockout of African Americans in Prince Edward County, Virginia (1959-1964): Personal Accounts and Reflections. Edited by Terence Hicks and Abul Pitre. Lanham, Maryland: Rowan Littlefield Publishing Group, University Press of America, 2010. To be published in Volume 98 (Fall 2012) of The Journal of African American History..
Current Projects & Interests
Participant in the National Endowment for the Humanities Landmarks Workshop, June 2012. “African-American History and Culture in the Georgia Low Country: Savannah and the Coastal Islands, 1750-1950”
Planning a professional writing course