Curriculum Vita - Education, Presentations and Leadership


BACKGROUND HIGHLIGHTS

Educator of the Year Recipient – 2007 – National Association for Multicultural Education
Chief Diversity Administrator
University Faculty/Instructor
Leadership Positions -- Undergraduate, Graduate, Academic/Professional and Community Organizations
Extensive Grant Writing Experience
Organizer of National, Regional and Statewide Conferences
Managed Several Academic Advancement Programs
Extensive Experience Counseling/Advising Students and Organizations

EDUCATION


Temple University      Ph.D. Candidate, African American Studies (Social/Behavioral Track)
Proposal Title: An Afrocentric Critique of Race Dialogues: Implications for Theory and Pedagogy in African American Studies. Advisor: Dr. Molefi Asante
Temple University      M.A., African American Studies                   
Temple University      Graduate Certificate in Diversity Leadership  
Oberlin (OH) College B.A., Majors: Government and Black Studies. Minor: Expository Writing

PAPERS AND CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

  • Real Talk: Engaging Diversity through Transformational Intergroup Dialogue. 7th Conference of the Pennsylvania Association of Liaisons and Officers of Multicultural Affairs. Co-facilitated with Dr. Carl Moore. 7/16/14.
  • Keynote Panelist. Continuing the Courageous Conversation: Policy, Strategy, Action. Philadelphia College Prep Roundtable Conference. Villanova University. 6/02/14.
  • Real Talk: Engaging Diversity through Transformational Intergroup Dialogue. National Conference on Race and Ethnicity. Indianapolis, IN. Co-facilitated with Dr. Tiffenia Archie. 5/31/14.
  • Real Talk: Engaging Diversity through Intergroup Dialogue. Invited Workshop. 23nd Annual Conference of the National Association for Multicultural Education. San Francisco, CA. Co-facilitated with James Felton. 11/06/13.
  • Real Talk: Engaging Diversity through Intergroup Dialogue. Multisession Workshop. 2013 Annual Conference of the Pennsylvania College Personnel Association. Mechanicsburg, PA. 10/21/13.
  • Kemetic Foundations of African American Studies Pedagogy: Maatian, Ausarian and Kheperian Educational Praxis. 25th Annual Cheikh Anta Diop Conference. Afrocentricity and Africana Studies: Diop, Asante and the Radical Aesthetic of African Culture. Philadelphia. 10/18/13.
  • Navigating the Complexities of Campus Diversity: Strategies for Student Success in Higher Education. Philadelphia College Prep Roundtable Conference, Building on 20 Years:  Continuing Courageous Conversations Toward 2025. Arcadia University. Co-facilitated with Sandra Gonzalez-Torres and Jackie Irving. 8/19/13.
  • Keys to Academic and Personal Success. Keynote Panelist. 2013 Migrant High School Student Leadership Institute. Millersville University. 8/02/13.
  • Managing Diversity and Inclusivity on Your Campus. Keynote Panelist. American Council on Education, Office of Women in Higher Education. Mercy College, NY. 5/20/13.
  • Can We Talk?: Improving Intergroup Relations Through Transformational Intergroup Dialogue. 15th Annual Conference of the Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Association for Multicultural Education. Lehigh Carbon Community College. Allentown, PA. Co-facilitated with Allison Huxta. 4/03/13.
  • Race, Teaching and Student Achievement: Disrupting Hegemonic Knowledge Transference with Centristic Pedagogy. 15th Annual Conference of the Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Association for Multicultural Education. Lehigh Carbon Community College. Allentown, PA. 4/03/13.
  • Transforming the Fear to Love: Engaging in Constructive Conflict to Combat Intergroup Violence. Diversity Leadership through Transformational Social Therapy: Theory and Application Symposium. Temple University. 2/13/13.
  • Leading and Teaching without Fear: Embracing Diversity through Constructive Conflict. Intensive Institute, 22nd Annual Conference of the National Association for Multicultural Education. Philadelphia, PA. Co-facilitated with Dr. Pamela Barnett. 11/29/12.
  • Walking Our Talk: Professional Development for Facilitating Dialogue on Race and Diversity. Modeling Equity, Engaging Difference: New Frameworks for Diversity and Learning, Network for Academic Renewal Conference, Association of American Colleges and Universities. 10/19/12.
  • Transformational Intergroup Dialogues: A Model for Building Community and Advancing Social Justice. 5th Conference of the Pennsylvania Association of Liaisons and Officers of Multicultural Affairs. 6/21/12.
  • Leading and Teaching without Fear: Embracing Diversity through Constructive Conflict. 14th Annual Conference of the Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Association for Multicultural Education. Philadelphia, PA. Co-facilitated with Dr. Tiffenia Archie. 3/31/12.
  • Diversity Issues Panel. American Council on Education, Office of Women in Higher Education, Pennsylvania Network Forum, State College, PA. 10/21/11.
  • Power in Unity: Strategic Organizing for Multicultural Affairs Professionals in Higher Education. Panel Organizer/Moderator. Pre-Conference Institute. 19th Annual Conference of the National Association for Multicultural Education. Denver, CO. 11/09. http://nameorg.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/2009-Conf-Program-Oct14.pd
  • Access and Inclusion for Latinos in Higher Education: Latino/as the New Model Minority. Panel Organizer/Moderator. 14th Annual Conference of the Pennsylvania Latino Statewide Coalition. Philadelphia, PA. 10/09.
  • Developing, Maintaining and Motivating a Diversity Advisory Committee. Pennsylvania Association of Liaisons and Officers of Multicultural Affairs Greater Philadelphia Chapter Second Annual Professional Development Retreat. Villanova University. 6/09. 
  • Creating Intergroup Dialogue Programs. PALOMA Greater Philadelphia Chapter Second Annual Professional Development Retreat. Villanova University. 6/09. 
  • Strategies for Responding to Campus Hate and Bias. Pennsylvania Association of Liaisons and Officers of Multicultural Affairs Eastern Regional Chapter, Professional Development Retreat. 7/08.
  • Innovative Campus Programming Strategies.  Pennsylvania Association of Liaisons and Officers of Multicultural Affairs Eastern Regional Chapter Professional Development Retreat. 7/08.
  • The Role of Men in Challenging Male Privilege & Ending Violence Against Women. Panelist. 30th Annual Conference of the New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Albany, NY. 4/08.
  • Cross Cultural Communication. Pennsylvania Association of College Admissions Counselors Human Relations Conference. 3/08. Co-Facilitated with Rochelle Peterson-Ansari.
  • Conference Plenary Session Convener. 17th Annual Conference of the National Association for Multicultural Education. Baltimore, MD. 11/07.
  • Teaching Multicultural Issues in the Social Studies Classroom. Presenter, Pre-Conference Institute, Middle States Council for the Social Studies Regional Conference, Gettysburg, PA, 3/06.
  • Men Working to Eradicate Sexism. 16th Annual Conference of the National Association for Multicultural Education. Phoenix, AZ. 11/06.
  • None of Us Are Free Until All Are Free: The Case for a Multi-Lateral, Multi-Faceted, Multi-Dimensional Revolution. 16th Annual Conference of the National Association for Multicultural Education. Phoenix, AZ. 11/06.
  • Responding to Campus Hate through the Creation of a Bias Response Team. Panel Organizer and Facilitator. 15th Annual Conference of the National Association for Multicultural Education. Atlanta, GA. 11/05.
  • Men Working to Eradicate Sexism. Panel Organizer and Facilitator. Women’s Consortium, Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, Annual Statewide Conference. Shippensburg University. 10/05.
  • Roundtable Discussion and Debate: Assessing, Developing and Implementing Multiculturalism in Higher Education. Panel Organizer and Facilitator. State Conference. Pennsylvania chapter of the National Association for Multicultural Education. Kutztown University. 4/03.
  • A Theoretical Discussion of Polygyny in the African American Community. African Heritage Studies Association National Conference. New Orleans, LA. 3/98.
  • The Human as Divine: The Spiritual Conceptualization of Human Beings in Kemet. National Council for Black Studies, 20th Annual Conference, Gallaudet University, Washington, D.C. 11/96
  • Empowering Trio Students for the Year 2000 and Beyond: The Advancement of Progressive/Radical/Centristic Pedagogy by Trio Administrators in Order to Provide a Libratory Education to Trio Students. Pennsylvania Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel, Annual Conference, Reading, PA. 3/95.
  • Paradigms in Afrocentric Educational Theory: An Examination of the Impact of African American Culture on the African American Educational Experience. African Heritage Studies Association National Conference. Southern University.  Baton Rouge, LA. 4/93.
  • Ethnicity, Elites, and Political Instability in Africa: The Case of Nigeria. African Heritage Studies Association National Conference. Southern University.  Baton Rouge, LA. 4/93.
  • Afrocentricity: 101.  African Heritage Studies Association Student Commission National Conference. Kean College, NJ. 11/93.
  • Political and Economic Empowerment in the African American Community. African Heritage Studies Association Student Commission National Conference. Albright College, Reading, PA. 11/92.
  • The Relevance of Traditional African Philosophical Thought to African American Liberation. Eighth Pan-African Conference. Cleveland State University. 4/91.
  • The Afrocentric Paradigm and African American Studies. African Heritage Studies Association. City College of New York. 4/90.
  • Imhotep: Symbol of African Medical Genius. African Heritage Studies Association. Dillard University.  New Orleans, LA. 4/89.
  • Panelist. Ending Campus Violence: Decisions and Directions Conference. University of Pennsylvania. 4/89.
  • Greater Cleveland African-American Youth Conference. Cleveland State University. 3/87.

LECTURES/SPEECHES/WORKSHOPS

  • Transformational Intergroup Dialogue Train-the-Trainer Program. Temple University. Co-facilitated with Dr. Kimberly Chestnut and Hillary Blecker. 7/23-25/14.
  • Introduction to Transformational Intergroup Dialogue Facilitation. Saint Joseph’s University. 6/19/14.
  • Transformational Intergroup Dialogue Train-the-Trainer Program. Towson University. Co-facilitated with Dr. Kimberly Chestnut, Dr. Carl Moore, and Tatiana Diaz. 5/02-03/14.
  • Transformational Intergroup Black-Jewish Dialogue. Part 1 and 2. Co-facilitated with Hillary Blecker. 5/09/14 and 6/23/14.
  • Managing Conflict for Staff Development and Organizational Harmony.  Wellness Resource Center Staff Training. Temple University. 5/23/14.
  • Communicating in a Diverse World: Expanding Your Capacity for Diversity Engagement. Multicultural Competency Workshop Series. Temple University. 5/22/14.
  • Utilizing Multicultural Competency as a Tool for Transformational Leadership and Pedagogical Excellence. Multicultural Competency Workshop Series. Temple University. 5/07/14.
  • Introduction to Transformational Intergroup Dialogue Facilitation. Temple University. 4/28/14.
  • Dialoguing About Race: Minimizing Guilt, Rage and Fear through Authentic Engagement. Multicultural Competency Workshop Series. Temple University. 4/21/14.
  • Leading and Teaching without Fear: Embracing Diversity through Constructive Conflict. Multicultural Competency Workshop Series. Temple University. 4/02/14.
  • MLK Day Real Talk: Transformational Intergroup Latino-Caribbean-African American Dialogue. Co-facilitated with Mary Etienne and Tatiana Diaz. 1/20/14.
  • Lehigh Valley Real Talk: Engaging Diversity through Transformational Intergroup Dialogue. Co-facilitated with Dr. Kimberly Chestnut and Dr. Carol Moeller. 12/5-6/13.
  • Engaging Diversity for Organizational, Professional and Personal Transformation. Educational Day Program. Mercy Life/Mercy Health System. Philadelphia. 11/20/13.
  • Crossing the Racial Divide: Complexities of Interracial Love and Sex. Transformational Diversity Dialogue Meetup Group. Temple University. 11/20/13.
  • Can We Talk? Teaching About Race and Diversity. Training for graduate students and paraprofessionals. Office of Multicultural Services, Kutztown University, 11/4/13.
  • Real Love: Equality in Relationships from a Gendered & Racial Perspective. Transformational Diversity Dialogue Meetup Group. Temple University. 10/23/13.
  • Can We Talk? Teaching About Race and Diversity. Faculty Development Workshop. Albright College, 9/25/13.
  • Engaging Bias Awareness. Faculty and Staff Training, Elizabethtown College, Office of Enrollment Services, 8/10/13.
  • Building Harmony among the Venetians and Martians: Minimizing the Fears of Contemporary Gendered Relationships. Transformational Intergroup Dialogue Facilitator Training Institute. Temple University. Co-facilitated with Dr. Kimberly Chestnut and Gardy Guiteau. 4/29/13.
  • Understanding the “Other”: Using Dialogue to Improve LGBTI-Heterosexual Relations. Transformational Intergroup Dialogue Facilitator Training Institute. Temple University. Co-facilitated with Maureen Cannon. 2/28/13.
  • Educating the Facebook Generation about Diversity: Using Videos and Music to Teach About Race, Gender, and Sexual Orientation. Can We Talk? Teaching About Race and Diversity Faculty Development Seminar Series. Teaching and Learning Center, Temple University. 5/20/12.
  • Increasing Self Awareness to Enhance Multicultural Competency. Staff training. Abraxas Youth and Family Services, South Mountain, PA.7/10-11/2012.
  • Empowering Educators to Engage Diversity: Promoting Academic Excellence for All Students, Part II, Friends’ Central School. 5/15/13. Co-Facilitated with Hillary Blecker.
  • Empowering Educators to Engage Diversity: Promoting Academic Excellence for All Students, Part I, Friends’ Central School. 4/17/13. Co-Facilitated with Pamela Barnett, Tiffenia Archie and Hillary Blecker.
  • Transformational Intergroup Dialogue Train-the-Trainer Program. Western Carolina University. 6/24-25/14. Co-facilitated with Allison Huxta.
  • Developing the Capacity to Engage the “Other”: Understanding Yourself and Accepting Others. Student Admission Staff Training, Elizabethtown College, Office of Enrollment Services, 9/08/12.
  • Increasing Self-Awareness to Enhance Multicultural Competency. Student Residential Life Staff Training, Elizabethtown College, Office of Enrollment Services, 8/21/12. Co-facilitated with Allison Huxta.
  • Intergroup Dialogue Facilitator Training. Harrisburg Area Community College, Co-facilitated with Dr. Pamela Barnett and Hillary Blecker. 7/26/12.
  • Race Intergroup Dialogue. Workshop Facilitation. Real Talk: Engaging Diversity through Intergroup Dialogue. Temple University, 5/11/12.
  • Understanding Fear: Motivating Faculty to Engage in Racial Dialogues.  Can We Talk? Teaching About Race and Diversity Faculty Development Seminar Series. Teaching and Learning Center, Temple University. 5/20/12.
  • Engaging Diversity for Organizational Transformation and Leadership Development. Student Staff Training, Elizabethtown College, Office of Enrollment Services, 9/10/11.
  • Framing Diversity for the 21st Century: Moving Beyond Tolerance to Cultural Competency. Pennsylvania State University - Brandywine Campus, 3/8/11.
  • Engaging Diversity for Organizational Transformation. Great Valley Forge Human Resources Association, King of Prussia, PA, 2/15/11. 
  • Developing Your Capacity to Co-Facilitate Diversity Dialogues. Philadelphia Trainers' Collaborative, Temple University, 2/9/11. Co-Facilitated with Fatima Hafiz.
  • Engaging Diversity for Organizational Transformation. Delaware Valley Human Resources Association, Glen Mills, PA, 1/11/11.
  • Gender and Class Intergroup Dialogue. Workshop Facilitation. Engaging Diversity, Keeping It Real: An Introduction to Intergroup Dialogues, Temple University, 10/15/10.
  • Strategies for Responding to Campus Bias and Hate. Training Workshop. Elizabethtown College. 9/28/10.
  • Race and Gender Intergroup Dialogue Workshop Facilitation. Engaging Diversity, Keeping It Real: An Introduction to Intergroup Dialogues, Temple University, 5/21/10.
  • Leading for Life: Leadership Development and Training. American Cancer Society, HBCU Student Leadership Conference, Durham, NC, 4/9/10.
  • Common Threads for Diverse Minds: Utilizing Multicultural Competency as a Tool for Pedagogical Excellence and Self Development. Valley View School District, 7/09, Bolingbrook, IL.
  • Keynote Address: Diversity and Teamwork:  Understanding, Developing and Enhancing Your Multicultural Competency. Valley View School District, Bolingbrook, IL. 7/09.
  • Social Justice in the 21st Century: Virtual Streets, Community Activism, and the Ongoing Struggle for Freedom. Panel Moderator. The REACH Project. Drexel University. 5/09.
  •  Real Men are Feminists: The Role, Challenges and Power of Men Eradicating Sexism. Juniata College. 3/09.
  • College Relationships 101: Love, Sex and Relationship on the College Campus. Widener University. 8/09 and 8/08.
  • What Did You Say About My Mama?: Building Cross Cultural Communication Skills for Our Personal and Professional Lives. Delaware Technical and Community College Health and Wellness Fair. 4/08.
  • Free Your Colored Mind: Embracing A Centristic Consciousness. 2004 Harambee Summit, Slippery Rock University, 11/04.
  • Creating Allies for Diversity: Promoting Unity through Diversity. Elizabethtown College, 9/04.
  • Promoting Unity and Collaboration: Leadership Development Training Retreat for Susquehanna University. Led training team, Susquehanna University, 8/04.
  • Maafa 2004: An Historical Reckoning. Keynote Address, Maafa Conference, Harambee United Church of Christ, Harrisburg, PA, 6/04.
  •  Removing the Fear of the Unknown: Developing a Multicultural Competency in Recruiting African, Latino, Asian and Native American Students. Workshop for Admission and Financial Aid Staff, Arcadia University, 6/04.
  • Workplace Diversity. Capital Region Job Fair. Workshop co-facilitator. 4/04.
  •  Democracy, Freedom, and the United States Constitution: Uncontradictory Notions of the Emerging Leaders of Worldwide European Hegemony or What’s Democracy and Freedom Got to Do With It? National Constitution Week Program, Temple University. 9/96.
  • Dismantling the American Apartheid System: Empowering African, Latino, Asian and Native American Youth for Leadership in the 21st Century. The George School. Newton, PA. 1/96.
  • African American Youth: An Endangered Species. Swarthmore College Upward Bound Program. 6/94.
  • Defining Manhood in the African American Community: A Holistic Approach to Self-Knowledge and Community Empowerment. Montessori Genesis II, Philadelphia, PA. 5/94.
  • The Darkening of the Color Line: The Importance of Race and Culture in the 21st Century. Part I and II Meridian Bank, Reading, PA. 1/94 and 2/94.
  • Panel Discussion on Kwanzaa. Berkscable Television Show Issues in the Black Community. Reading, PA. 12/93.
  • Understanding the Celebration of Kwanzaa. Northwest Middle School. Reading, PA.12/93.
  • The Centrality of African History to World History. Union Baptist Church. Reading, PA. 4/93.
  • Bias Awareness in a Multicultural World. Part of Colloquium Series on Diversity. Albright College, Reading, PA. 4/93.
  • Martin Luther King, Jr.: Beyond King As Dreamer. Blessing Productions. Albright College, Reading, PA. 1/93.
  • Kwanzaa Program. Berkscable Television Company. Reading, PA. 12/92.
  • Afrocentric Educational Theory: Models for Educating African American Children. Black Heritage-History Center Lecture Series. Reading, PA. 12/92
  • The Cultural and Historical Significance of Kwanzaa. Kutztown (PA) University. 11/92.
  • . A Presentation of Kwanzaa. Amanda Stout Elementary School. Reading, PA. 12/91
  • Understanding the Principles of Kwanzaa. GESU Elementary School. Philadelphia, PA.4/91.
  • Kwanzaa: An African American Celebration of History and Culture. Queens (NY) College. 12/90.
  • Africa’s Contribution to World Civilization: From Ancient Egypt to Modern America. Cultural Awareness Week. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. University of Pennsylvania.4/90.
  • Expert Guest. Morton Downey, Jr. Show. 4/89.
  • An Examination of Pushkin and Dumas as African Historical Figures. Fannie Mae Insurance Company. Philadelphia, PA. 2/89.

ORGANIZATIONAL/LEADERSHIP ACTIVITIES


President.  Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Association for Multicultural Education. 6/13-7/15.
National Board/Region 3 Director. National Association for Multicultural Education. 11/09-11/13.
Secretary. Pennsylvania Association of Liaisons and Officers of Multicultural Affairs Greater Philadelphia Chapter. 6/13-Present.
Co-Director. Pennsylvania Association of Liaisons and Officers of Multicultural Affairs Greater Philadelphia Chapter. 6/09-6/11.
Founder/Chief Organizer. Pennsylvania Association of Liaisons and Officers of Multicultural Affairs Greater Philadelphia Chapter. 3/07-Present.
East Regional Director. Pennsylvania Association of Liaisons and Officers of Multicultural Affairs Greater Philadelphia Chapter. 6/09-Present.
Co-Founder/Communications Director. Pennsylvania Association of Liaisons and Officers of Multicultural Affairs Central Regional Chapter. 9/03-8/06.
National Board/At-Large Member. National Association for Multicultural Education. 11/08-11/09.
President.  Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Association for Multicultural Education. 4/07-4/09.
Vice President/President Elect.  Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Association for Multicultural Education. 4/05-4/07.
Newsletter Editor. Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Association for Multicultural Education. 4/04-4/07.
Member. Capital Regional Workforce Diversity Roundtable. Harrisburg, PA Region.  8/03-8/05.
President and Chief Operating Officer. The Kamit Institute Charter School. 9/98-5/01.
National Corresponding Secretary. African Heritage Studies Association. 4/95-10/01.
Executive Advisory Board Member. African Heritage Studies Association. 1/89-4/95.
Lecture Series Committee Chairman. Ausar Auset Society. Philadelphia-Trenton Hesp 1/93-5/96.
Education Committee. Reading-Berks Human Relations Council. 10/91-3/94.
Program Committee Chair. Reading Black Heritage-History Center.1/92-6/93.
Conference Chairperson/Coordinator.
Local Conference Chair. 22nd Annual International Conference. National Association for Multicultural Education. 11/28-12/1/12.
Pennsylvania Association of Liaisons and Officers of Multicultural Affairs. Statewide Conference Committee, Chair. 6/10, 6/12, 7/13, and 7/14.
Second Annual Professional Development Retreat. Pennsylvania Association of Liaisons and Officers of
Multicultural Affairs Greater Philadelphia Chapter. Chair. 6/08.
First Annual Professional Development Retreat. Pennsylvania Association of Liaisons and Officers of Multicultural Affairs Eastern Regional Chapter. Chair. 7/08.
First Annual NAME Summer Institute. National Association for Multicultural Education. Co-Chair. 7/08.
Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Association for Multicultural Education. State Conference Chairperson.  2003-2008; 2014.
Pennsylvania Association of Liaisons and Officers of Multicultural Affairs. Statewide Conference Committee, Co-Chair. 7/03-7/06.
National McNair Student Conference. Chair. Sponsored with Temple University’s graduate school and University of Pennsylvania’s Provost’s Office. March 1997.
National State of the Race Conference. Co-Chair, Student Commission (11/17-20/94, Baltimore, MD)
National Black Student Unity Conference. Conference Chair/Co-Chair. (10/86, U. of Pennsylvania.; 10/87, Howard U.; 3/89, Temple U.)
National African American Studies Graduate Student Conference. Conference Chair. (3/90 and 3/91, Temple U.).
African Heritage Studies Association. National Conference. Co-Chair, Student Commission (4/90, City College of NY)
African Heritage Studies Association National Student Conference. Conference Chair. (11/92, Albright College; 11/93, Kean College; 11/95, Ohio State University)
Webmaster.
            Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, Advocacy and Leadership, Temple University. 7/09-Present.
Pennsylvania Association of Liaisons and Officers of Multicultural Affairs. 8/09-Present.
Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Association for Multicultural Education. 8/09-Present.
Member. NAFSA: Association of International Educators. 10/91-6/94, 10/02-9/06.
Member. National Association for Multicultural Education. 10/02-Present.
President. Union of African American Studies Graduate Students. Temple University. 5/90-5/91.
Associate Executive Director/Co-Founder. National Black Student Unity Congress. 8/86-4/89.
Chairman. Abusua (African and African American Student Union.) Oberlin College. 5/86-5/87.
Executive Board. Third World Coalition Council. Oberlin College. 9/85-5/87.
Editor. Vine -- Newsletter of Oberlin College’s African American community. 9/85-5/86 .
Minority Affairs Columnist. Oberlin College Review. 9/86-5/87.

PRIVATE CONSULTING


President/Chief Executive Officer. Pyramid Consulting Services. 6/04-Present.
  • Description: Provides diversity evaluation, assessment, training, and consultative services to educational institutions, private companies and non-profit organizations. Have over 20 consultants who provide a variety of expertise to support the company’s mission. 
  • Major Clients/Projects:
    • Messiah College, Office of Human Resources/Grievance Review Board Training Multicultural Competency Training Program. 2/09.
    • Messiah College, Office of Enrollment Management Diversity Training. Removing the Fear of the Unknown: Developing Multicultural Competency to Recruit African, Latino, Asian and Native American Students. 8/08.
    • American Cancer Society, South-Atlantic Division/National Capital Region Office. Greenbelt,  MD/Washington, D.C.
      • Study: Body, Mind and Soul: The Role of African American Churches in Addressing the Health Disparities in the African American Community. Study for the American Cancer Society’s Faith Based Partnerships Project. 7/06-6/07.
      • Evaluation. Partnering For Life: Affirming Health Awareness and Well-Being through Cancer Awareness Toolkit Evaluation. 4/08-3/09
      • Evaluation and Program Development. HBCU Active for Life/Campus Style Project. 3/10-9/10.
      • Curriculum Development, Program Development and Evaluation. HBCU Student Leadership Conference. 10/10-6/11.
    • Kutztown University. Multicultural Center External Review. 1/07-5/07.
    • ING-West Chester. Engaging the Global Village. Staff Diversity Training and Strategic Diversity Planning. 11/06-7/07.

PUBLICATIONS


“Paradigms in Afrocentric Educational Theory: Asante’s Cultural Conception” In Molefi Kete Asante and Afrocentricity: In Praise and In Criticism.  Ed. Dhyana Ziegler.  Nashville, TN: Winston Derek Publishers, 1995.

“Imhotep: Symbol of African Medical Genius.” IMHOTEP: An Afrocentric Review. Vol. 2, No. 1, 1990.


GRANT WRITING EXPERIENCE


  • Evaluation Consultant. The Chester Charter School Assessment Study. A 200+ page comprehensive, commissioned report on the governance, performance, and educational well-being among children attending the Chester Charter School, Chester Pennsylvania. 10/03.
  • Assisted in writing grant proposal to NAFSA: Association of International Educators. Creating a Multiculturally Competent Campus Community: Exploring International and Intercultural Relationships. 1/03.
  • Grant writing consultant for the Khepera Charter School, Philadelphia, 11/02.
  • Assisted in writing a grant to the United States Department of Education for the Talent Search Program for the Center for Social and Policy Studies, Swarthmore College. 11/01.
  • Wrote proposal for the Kamit Institute Charter School submitted to the School District of Philadelphia, 11/00, 235 pages.
  • Assisted in writing a grant for continuation of Temple University’s Student Support Services program to the U.S. Department of Education, 9/00, 220 pages.
  • Wrote $250,000 grant for expansion of Temple University’s Upward Bound program to U.S. Department of Education, 8/00, 30 pages.
  • Wrote proposal for the Kamit Institute Charter School submitted to the School District of Philadelphia, 11/99, 210 pages.
  • Wrote and awarded $72,000 grant from the School District of Philadelphia for the GEAR-UP program, 10/99.
  • Wrote grant submitted to the Pennsylvania Department of Education for the Mountainview Academy Charter School, 11/99, 42 pages. 
  • Wrote and awarded $25,000 grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Education for the Kamit Institute Charter School, 11/98, 39 pages. 
  • Wrote and awarded  $1.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education for the Ronald McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement/Faculty-In-Training Program, 10/98, 198 pages.
  • Wrote and awarded $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education for the Ronald McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement/Faculty-In-Training Program, 3/95, 204 pages.
                                                                       

REFERENCES


Dr. Tiffenia Archie, Director, Faculty Recruitment and Retention, Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, Advocacy and Leadership,  tiffenia.archie@temple.edu.
Dr. Bette Tate-Beaver, Executive Director, National Association for Multicultural Education,  bette@nameorg.org.
Dr. Kimetta Hairston, Chair, Department of Teaching, Leadership, and Professional Development,
Bowie State University, kimettarh1@yahoo.com.
Dr. Pamela Barnett, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, Trinity Washington University,, barnettp@trinitydc.edu.  
Tawana Thomas-Johnson, Senior Consultant, Inclusive Strategy, Corporate Center, American Cancer Society,  tawana.thomas-johnson@cancer.org.
Hillary Blecker, Partner, The Blue Door Group,  hblecker@thebluedoorgroup.net.
Norma Arnold, Retired Director, Russell Conwell Educational Service Center, Temple University,  arnoldrlj@msn.com.