As a professor who has chosen to teach first-year students for the past decade, my goal is to put writing in context, so that students reflect on their identities as scholars and citizens, develop habits of critical and situational thinking, and link what they are learning to larger issues and specific communities. We do this through community-engaged learning; we explore writing by working with community organizations across Washington, DC, noting how they shape the world through their language, and considering what worlds we want to create or challenge with our own writing choices.
My scholarship focuses on antiracism, rhetorics
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Life Pieces to Masterpieces
Life Pieces To Masterpieces uses artistic expression and our Human Development System to develop character, unlock potential, and prepare African American boys and young men to transform their lives and community.

Research Interests

Arts & Culture Culture Education Social Justice

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  • Courses

  • George Washington University

  • engageDC

  • Honey W. Nashman Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service

  • GWSB Community Engaged Business Students

  • Black Lives Matter Faculty Learning Community

  • 826DC

  • Life Pieces to Masterpieces

  • US Dream Academy

  • Community Engaged Scholarship

  • Health Equity

  • Performance, the Arts, and Design for Social Change

  • Teaching Community Engaged Scholarship

  • Little Friends for Peace (LFFP)

  • Higher Achievement

  • Classes


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