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Associate Professor
Educational Inquiry and Curriculum Studies, Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies, and College of Education
College of Education
Courses Taught 
ICSE 301: Race and Racism in Theorey and Fact
ICSE 432: Curriculum Development in the Inner City
ICSE 427: African American Community
ICSE 452: Field Internship
ICSE 453: Seminar in Field Internship
SCED 305: Student Teaching Supervision
Research Interests 
Curriculum and Instruction, School Community Involvement, Management and Data Driven Initiatives, Cultural relevancy in urban education as a best practice.
Education 

Ph.D. Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL September 2003
Educational Leadership & Organizational Change
Dissertation: Female Leaders in Afro-centered Schools: A Qualitative Analysis

M.A. Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL September 1998
Social Science Education

B.A. Howard University, Washington, DC December 1992
Sociology

Special Education National Louis University, Chicago, IL July 2008

Social Studies Education University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC May 1994

Certifications: Illinois Type 75, Illinois Type 9, Illinois LBS1

Selected Publications 

Merging and Creating Culturally Relevant Pedagogy in Public Schools. Journal of Research Initiatives (2013) Vol.1 (1): 40-46.

Additional Information 

Possesses Illinois Type 75, Illinois Type 9, and Illinois LBS1 certifications

Education

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