Curriculum Vita - Work Experiences


WORK EXPERIENCES


Director. Center for Social Justice and Multicultural Education. Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, Advocacy and Leadership. Temple University. 8/08-8/14

  • Strategically planned and implemented a broad range of services and programs to assist students, administrators, and faculty in embracing the university’s commitment to diversity and multiculturalism.
  • Managed major educational initiatives that include faculty/staff intergroup dialogue program (Intergroup Dialogue Facilitator Training Institute), Graduate Certificate in Diversity Leadership (coordinated with the College of Education), regional diversity training programs (Real Talk: Engaging Diversity through Transformational Intergroup Dialogue, Race Dialogue Series, Gender Dialogue Series), Multicultural Competency Workshop Series and campus-wide Latino/a and Black Heritage Month programs.
  • Partnered with academic departments and administrative offices, including the Teaching and Learning Center (Can We Talk? Teaching about Race and Diversity, monthly faculty race dialogues); Department of Teaching and Learning/College of Education (Graduate Certificate in Diversity Leadership), and Student Affairs (inclusive leadership conference, intergroup dialogue program and diversity dialogue program).
  • Provided on-going advice to various campus leaders related to strategic diversity planning, crisis management, programming, and student retention and graduation.
  • Collaborated with several regional, statewide and national organizations to organize monthly professional development activities, annual intercampus student social justice retreats, and sponsor annual professional development conferences, including National Association for Multicultural Education (hosted 22nd annual international conference in 2012, sponsored NAME Summer Leadership Institute in 2009), Pennsylvania Chapter of NAME (annual conferences, Multicultural Educational Symposia, and webinars), Pennsylvania Association of Liaisons and Officers of Multicultural Affairs (sponsored statewide conferences in 2013 and 2014) and Drexel University Multicultural Collaborative (REACH Black Leadership Summit in 2009, 2010 and 2012).
  • Managed campus unity program, student organizational leadership and development, student intergroup dialogue program, institutional assessment and evaluation, first year retention, and civic engagement.
  • Office Webmaster. 

Director. Student Services. Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, Advocacy and Leadership. Temple University. 8/06-8/08

  • Partnered with various student organizations, academic departments, and administrative offices to provide multicultural educational opportunities for students, faculty, staff and the community.
  • Sponsored several national, statewide, and regional conferences, workshops and seminars.
  • Created, implemented and directed Temple University Philadelphia Diamond Scholars Program – mentoring program for 200 incoming students.
  • Provided leadership training to student leaders.
  • Served as advisor to Student Government Diversity Affairs Committee, Student Government Multicultural Student Union, Asian Student Association, AsociaciĆ³n de Estudiantes Latinos, Organization of African Students, and Philippine-American Council.  
  • Formed Student Leadership Roundtable.
  • Sponsored student trips to the East Coast Asian Student Union Conference, Pennsylvania Statewide Latino Conference, Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Association for Multicultural Education, and Pennsylvania Association of Liaisons and Officers of Multicultural Affairs Central Chapter Intercampus Social Justice Retreat.
  • Managed staff of 7. 

Director. Office of Multicultural Affairs.  Lebanon Valley College (PA). 7/02-8/06

  • Served as leader of college’s effort to achieve a multiculturally competent campus community.
  • Worked with faculty, administrators, and students to develop curricular and co-curricular strategies to improve the campus environment, including the implementation of cross-cultural studies graduation requirement and bias awareness team.
  • Served as advisor to African, Latino, Asian, and Native American students, as well as to international students.
  • Served as the designated school official for F-1 students, provided immigration counseling, workshops and support to international students.
  • Provided diversity training and strategic planning to college executive committee, board of trustees, administrators and faculty.
  • Assisted academic departments, vice presidents, and deans in developing strategies to recruit and retain students, faculty and administrators of African, Latino, Asian, and Native American descent.
  • Helped to develop and implement Meet the MAC, a recruitment program focused on diversity education and ALANA student recruitment.
  • Provided career and graduate/professional school advising for ALANA students.
  • Sponsored workshops, lectures and conferences.  
  • Led campus-wide diversity advisory committee.
  • Sponsored statewide and regional conferences.
  • Advised 14 student organizations. 

Coordinator. Student Support Services. Pennsylvania Institute of Technology. 3/01-7/02

  • Leader of college’s counseling and academic support services.
  • Director of tutorial services and tutoring center, summer academic enrichment program, and peer mentoring/tutoring program.
  • Hired, trained and supervised faculty, tutors, and peer mentors/tutors for summer program and academic year activities.
  • Developed college’s counseling services program, including outreach activities and social support/discussion groups.
  • Provided individual and group counseling, tutoring, and career and academic advising.
  • Developed the college’s first computer-based counseling database.
  • Facilitated workshops and courses on time-management, study skills, college application and transfer process, career and personality assessment, and job search skills.  

Counseling Coordinator/Counselor. Upward Bound Program. Temple University.  7/00-3/01

  • Provided counseling and academic support services for college preparatory program for low-income, first-generation high school students participating in the federally-funded Upward Bound Program.
  • Recruited students from public high schools.
  • Verified eligibility; interviewed selected and oriented new students.
  • Trained and supervised full and part-time counseling staff.
  • Supervised the residential counseling program, including the residence hall.
  • Developed and implemented college visits and cultural activities for 66 students and relevant staff members.
  • Developed and implemented academic year counseling component of program.
  • Wrote $250,000 grant for expansion of program to U.S. Department of Education.
  • Wrote and awarded $10,000 supplemental technology grant from U.S.D.E. 

Associate Director of Academic Support Programs/Project Director. Educational Opportunity Center and Talent Search Program. University of Pennsylvania. 10/99-5/00

  • Directed two federally-funded programs designed to prepare middle and high school students and adults to matriculate into post-secondary educational institutions.
  • Managed budgets totaling over $2 million over course of grant cycle.
  • Supervised staff of 10. Wrote grant proposals.
  • Developed community and university partnerships to support program objectives.
  • Wrote grant performance reports that were submitted to U.S. Department of Education.  

Visiting Assistant Professor.  Philadelphia University. School of General Studies.    9/97-8/99

  • Taught 3 courses entitled Class, Gender, and Race in the Global Village, Gender Studies (writing intensive course) and Social Conflict (writing intensive course).
  • Served as advisor to African American Student Union. 

Program Director. Ronald McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement/Faculty-In-Training Program.  Temple University. 3/94-10/99

  • Administrator of program for low-income, first generation and/or underrepresented undergraduates desiring to matriculate into doctoral programs.
  • Developed and taught research and teaching seminars for undergraduate students.
  • Developed program curriculum, supervised student research projects, supervised faculty mentors, developed partnerships with academic departments and university administrative offices, including the Graduate School, Honors Program, and University Writing Center.
  • Developed student lecture series and faculty/administrator lecture series.
  • Wrote and awarded two $1,000,000 grants from U.S. Department of Education.
  • Wrote annual performance and grant continuation reports.
  • Sponsored a national student conference on graduate education. 
  • Directed staff of 6. 

Director. Office of Multicultural Programs. Albright College (PA). 10/91-3/94

  • Advisor to African, Latino, Asian, and Native American and international students.
  • Worked with various academic and administrative departments to implement a college-wide plan for multiculturalism.
  • Developed several major campus-wide educational and cultural programs aimed at raising awareness of issues pertaining to Asian American, African American, Latino American, and Native American students, as well as international students. 
  • Served as the designated school official for F-1 students, provided immigration counseling, workshops and support to international students.
  • Developed programs with community organizations. Assumed leadership of multicultural recruitment in Admission office in July of 1993.
  • Recruited and admitted students.
  • Organized on and off-campus recruitment programs. 

Department of African American Studies. Temple University. 8/88-5/91

  • Graduate Teaching Assistant/Instructor.
  • Associate Editor. IMHOTEP: An Afrocentric Review.
  • Editor. Department Newsletter. 

Oberlin College. 8/84-5/87

  • Admission Intern. Minority Student Recruitment (5/85-5/87)
  • House Manager/Resident Coordinator. Afrikan Heritage House. (8/84-5/85)                             
ADDITIONAL TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Adjunct Professor. College of Education. Temple University. 11/11-5/13
Emotions, Diversity and Democratic Leadership, Special Topics: Group Practices for Multicultural Democracies, Educational Reform, and University-School-Community Partnerships as part of the Graduate Certificate in Diversity Leadership.
Adjunct Professor. Harrisburg Area Community College.       1/05-5/05
Black History/History 205.
Adjunct Professor. Lebanon Valley College. 9/04-12/04
Multiculturalism and the American Identity.
Adjunct Professor. Community College of Philadelphia. 1/01-5/02
Introduction to Sociology and Cultural Anthropology.
Adjunct Professor. Philadelphia University. College of General Studies. 9/94-5/97
Class, Gender, and Race in the Global Village
Instructor. Temple University. Department of African American Studies.8/88-6/91
Assisted a professor in teaching a course entitled African Literature. Taught African American
History Since 1900 for three semesters and Introduction to African American Studies for two semesters.
Teacher. Clara Muhammad School. Philadelphia, PA. 2/88-6/88
Pre-Calculus, Algebra I and II, and Geometry