Associate Professor of Sociology
Ed.D. University of Rochester, 1998
M.A. University of Rochester, 1995
MSW Atlanta University, 1973
B.A. Tougaloo College, 1970
Mentoring in Career Choice
Race, Class and Gender
2009 A New Age: Readings and Studies on Race, Gender and Class Using the Sociological Imagination. Kendall/Hunt Publisher.
2007 Sociology: An Anthology for Leaders. Kendall/Hunt Publisher.
2008 Glass Ceiling. In: Encyclopedia of Social Problems. Vincent N. Parrillo, ed. London: Sage.
2007 (with Danielle Taana Smith) Climbing the Ivory Tower: Recommendations for Mentoring African American Women in Higher Education. Race, Gender & Class 14 (1-2): 253-265.
2005 (with Danielle Smith) The We and the Us: Mentoring African American Women. Journal of Black Studies 35: 52-67.
- Foundations of Sociology
- Women, Work and Culture
- African American Culture
- Minority Group Relations
Students learn in diverse and wondrous ways, including some that don’t require an instructor or a classroom. I push students to think critically, stretch their imaginations, and embrace the spirit of intellectual exploration. Education in my classroom is built on the principle that excellence requires freedom. Students who love what they learn become deeply invested in their academic studies. I use my skills and intellect to nurture those investments.