Academic Citizenship/Service

I am dedicated to contributing to the scholarly vigor of the academy through service and citizenship.  In my time as a professor, I have found that providing service is one of the most rewarding roles that I fulfill. I enjoy the collaboration with colleagues as we pursue a common goal focused on the mission of the university and the conceptual framework of the school of education. In the future, I plan to continue my contributions through my campus committee work, increased involvement at higher levels in my professional associations, scholarly and community projects, and my work with students.

Committee Work:

As a faculty member, I have participated in a number of service activities, including serving as a member of four committees of the Center and one for the School. This year I actively sought to pursue leadership roles on each of these committees, but either I ended up not getting voted onto them or the ones that I am on have standing committee chairs (chair and vice chair).

  • Certification Committee, Center for Education.
  • Diversity Committee, School for Human Service Professions.
  • Diversity Committee, Center for Education.
  • Technology Committee, Center for Education.
  • Assessment Committee, Center for Education.
  • NCATE Steering¬†Committee, School of Education and Behavioral Sciences, Langston University.
  • Higher Learning Commission Committee, Langston University.

Community Service:

I am a Board member for The Davinci Institute, Magnolia Alliance for Change, and KINGS Leadership & Development Institute. In addition, I am a peer reviewer for the Journal of African American Males in Education.

Professional Associations:

I view membership on the national and international levels as an important part of my position as an professor of education; therefore, I maintain memberships in the following professional organizations.


AAIE (Association for the Advancement of International Education)

AAUP (American Association of University Professors)

CEC (Council for Exceptional Children)

IRA (International Reading Association)

NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children)

NCSS (National Council for the Social Studies)

NEA (National Association of Educators)