Assistant Professor
Dept. of Social Work
N.C. State University
Campus Box 7639
1911 Building, Room 211
2400 Current Drive
Raleigh, NC 27695-7639
Office: (919) 513-1990
Research Interests:
Social justice, operational citizenship, community capacity building, community development, African American student achievement


  • 2004 Doctor of Philosophy University of Delaware, School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy
Dissertation Title: Welfare Reform Policy Option: The Impact of the Baltimore Maryland Intensive Family Support Services Program Chair: Margaret Wilder
  • 1994 Master of Social Work Howard University

Concentration: Social Service Management.Specialization: Child and Family Welfare.

  • 1992 Bachelor of Arts University of Delaware

Major: Psychology. Minors: African American Studies and English.


  • Nominated for the College of Humanities and Social Sciences Junior Faculty of the Year Award, 2008
  • Minority Scholarship to the 32nd Annual Conference of the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action, 2003
  • Nomination for the University of Delaware George Herbert Ryden Prize in the Social Sciences, which considers dissertations from Education, Economics, Psychology, Sociology, Political Science, Urban Affairs and Family Studies, 2004
  • Metropolitan Urban League Outstanding Service Award, 2003
  • School of Urban Affairs Dissertation Writing Fellowship, University of Delaware, 2002/03