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Aug 2010Present

Ph.D. Candidate, History & Culture  (Expected Date of Graduation: Spring 2016)

Emory University, Atlanta, GA

Dissertation: "What Our Common Past Had Done to Us": Movement Widows in American Public Life, 1940s-2013"

Aug 2005May 2010

M.A., American Studies

Emory University, Atlanta, GA
Aug 1999May 2004

B.A., History and Africana Studies

University of North Carolina Charlotte

Awards, Grants & Fellowships

2015                 Center for Teaching & Learning Faculty Development Grant, UNC Charlotte

2013-2014     Chancellor Citation for Teaching Excellence, UNC Charlotte

2012-2013     Chancellor Citation for Teaching Excellence, UNC Charlotte

2012-2013     Dean Bobby Paul Teacher-Mentor Award, Emory University

2011-2012     Institute of Museum and Library Service (IMLS) FellowshipPrinceton University

2011                 English as a Second Language Teaching Fellowship, Emory University

2010-2011    Robert W. Woodruff Graduate Library Fellowship, Emory University

2010                The Women’s Memory-Work Jr. Faculty Bursary,University of Limerick,Ireland,(Declined)

2010                 Laney Graduate School Professional Development Grant, Emory University

2008-2009     Problem-Based Learning Across Curriculum (PBLAC) Fellowship, Emory University

2008                 Gamma Trust Academic Travel Scholarship to Slovenia, Emory University

2005-2010     Emory University Laney Graduate School Merit Fellowship

2003                 Phi Alpha Theta History Honors Society, UNC Charlotte

2002-2003     Davenport Academic Scholarship in History, UNC Charlotte

2001-2004     Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Fellow, UNC Charlotte

Library, Archives, & Museum (LAM) Experience

Levine Museum of the New South | Charlotte, NC
Staff Historian, (September 2015-Present)

University of North Carolina at Charlotte | Charlotte, NC
Digital Program Archivist Search Committee, J. Atkins Library, (Spring 2013)

Princeton University | Princeton, NJ
IMLS Fellow and Project Archivist, Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library, (August 2011-August 2012)

The HistoryMakers | Chicago, IL
Digital Archives and Oral History Fellow, (June 2011-August 2011)

Emory University | Atlanta, GA
Woodruff Graduate Library Fellow, Southern Christian Leadership Conference Organizational Records Collection, Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library (MARBL), (August 2010-May 2011)

Manuscripts Processing Assistant, Alice Walker Personal Papers, Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library (MARBL), (2009-2010)

Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture & History | Atlanta, GA

Manuscripts Processing & Research Intern, Andrew J. Young Papers, Cataloging Hidden Collections and Archives Initiatives, Sponsored by the Council for Library and Information Resources (CLIR), (October 2009-August 2010)

Levine Museum of the New South | Charlotte, NC
Intern and Research Consultant, (May 2003-July 2005)

Exhibits, Public History, & Curatorial Projects

Princeton University | Princeton, NJ

Co-Curator, "'Your True Friend and Enemy': Princeton and the Civil War" exhibit, Weiss Lounge, Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library, (September 2012-June 2013)

Research Consultant, Princeton & Slavery Project, Initiative led by: Dr. Marni Sandweiss, Professor in Department of History, Princeton University, (January 2012-August 2012)

Emory University | Atlanta, GA

Curatorial Assistant, “A Keeping of Records: The Life and Art of Alice Walker” exhibit with Dr. Rudolph P. Byrd (Curator), Schatten Gallery, Robert W. Woodruff Library,  (Spring 2010)

Curator, "Beyond I Have a Dream: A Requiem for Dr. King” exhibit, Robert W. Woodruff Library, (Spring 2008)

Digitial Processing Assistant, Online Portal for African American Pamphlets exhibit, Manuscripts, Archives, and Rare Book Library, (Fall 2007)

University of North Carolina Charlotte | Charlotte, NC

Curator, “Movement Mamas and Revolutionary Sistas: A Photographic History of Women in the Black Panther Party,” Storrs Gallery, (April 2004)

Levine Museum of the New South | Charlotte, NC

Research Consultant, "Purses, Platforms, and Power: Women Changing Charlotte in the 1970s," (2005)

Intern & Research Consultant, "COURAGE: The Carolina Story that Changed America,(August 2003-July 2005)


Aug 2012Dec 2015

Visiting Lecturer, Department of History & Honors College



HIST 4000 Topics in Non-Western History: “The Apartheid City in South Africa” (Fall 2015)  

Since South Africa’s transition to democracy in 1994, the ‘apartheid city’—the product of urban segregation and elaborate social engineering during the colonial and apartheid eras—has transitioned into what some term the “neo-apartheid city.” Describing the contemporary South African city or urban landscape as a “neo-apartheid” one reflects the residual effects of urban segregation and apartheid in the New South Africa. This course will examine the history of urban segregation in South Africa, with an emphasis on critical debates within the broader historiography of Apartheid.

HONR 3790: University Honors Senior Seminar, (Fall 2015)

Seminar focuses on development of a proposal for the Honors Senior Project.  Proposal submitted through Application to Candidacy process for approval by the Honors College.  Seminar also includes presentations associated with preparing for graduation.

HIST 3002: Nelson Mandela & Apartheid (Fall 2015, Fall 2014)

The period between 1948 and 1994 marked the rise and fall of South Africa’s apartheid state. The years that followed signaled the emergence of what some refer to as the “New South Africa”—a nation on the frontiers of racial and ethnic reconciliation, healing, and a democracy-in-transition. In many ways, it is difficult to imagine the country’s social and political milieu under an apartheid regime and its post-apartheid transformation without discussing Nelson Mandela. From anti-apartheid activist to political exile to President of South Africa to international icon of human rights, Mandela’s political trajectory and public life offers a compelling vantage point to trace and understand the complex issues that shaped modern South Africa. This course will examine the life of Mandela and the evolution of, and struggle against, apartheid, while also exploring broader issues such as colonialism, civil disobedience, cultural resistance, freedom, racial theories, election processes, post-war negotiations, and social justice.

LBST 2101: America and the Social Protest Tradition, (Fall 2015, Spring 2015, Fall 2014, Spring 2014, Fall 2013)  

The rhetoric, politics, and pageantry of social reform movements are a signature aspect of the American ethos and character. This course draws upon this idea and explores organized movements for social change from the 19th to the 21st centuries, including abolitionism, women’s rights, temperance, Populists, Progressives, and those involving racial and socio-economic minorities.

HIST 3003: Apartheid in the U.S. and South Africa, (Spring 2014)

Racial inequality, segregation, and protest movements have defined the social and political milieu of the U.S. and South Africa in the twentieth century. Both countries have struggled to reconcile its history of slavery and emancipation; the impact of settler colonialism and capitalism; the relationship between segregation and equity; the intersections of race, class, gender, and ethnicity in policymaking; and the dissemblance of democracy in practice and theory. This course offers a comparative examination of the history of apartheid in the U.S. and South Africa and the various strategies of accommodation and resistance employed by African Americans and black South Africans from the colonial era up to the twentieth century. In this regard, this course is particularly attentive to the Civil Rights-Black Power movements and Anti-Apartheid struggle in the U.S. and South Africa respectively. This course is designed to help students engage a variety of methodological issues raised by the comparative approach to history, including: (1) understanding concepts of race and class as categories of historical analysis, (2) identify key issues in the social, political, and economic history of the U.S. and South Africa, and (3) discern the similarities and differences in the history and historiographical tradition of each nation.

HIST 3000: The 1960s, (Fall 2013)

Defined by its vibrant political and social reform activities and by such iconic figures as John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Betty Freidan, the sixties is arguably the most compelling decade in U.S. history. Using this historic period as a case study, this course examines the American social, cultural, and political experience as it found expression in the 1960s. We will examine such topics as the Vietnam War and the backlash against it, liberalism, Civil Rights and Black Power movements, women’s rights, the culture of political assassination, among other historically relevant events.

HIST 2151/WGST 2251: U.S. Women’s History Since 1877, (Spring 2013)  

A survey of women’s experiences in the U. S. from the Reconstruction period to the present.  Special emphasis on the evolution of women’s public roles and the impact of class, race, and region in shaping women’s lives.

HONR 3700: “For All the World to See:” History and Memory of the Civil Rights Struggle, (Fall 2014, Spring 2014, Fall 2013, Spring 2013, Fall 2012)

Inspired by the growing body of scholarship on the visual culture of the modern Civil Rights struggle, this course utilizes the movement as a case study to explore the visuality of this epoch in American history and memory. More generally, this course introduces students to the history of the civil rights struggle and the various visual platforms (photographs, films, documentary, art, television, etc.) that help mediate how the movement is maintained in American history and memory.

HIST 2105/AFRS 2050: American Slavery and Emancipation, (Fall, 2014, Spring 2014, Spring 2013, Fall 2012)

This course explores the history and impact of slavery in the United States, specifically the enslavement of people of African descent; slave rebellions and abolitionism; the Civil War; President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation; and how overarching ideas, such as “emancipation,” “freedom,” and “citizenship,” are fraught with paradoxes and varying interpretations of meaning and practice. This course also discusses the interplay between the memory of slavery and public history.

HIST 3000/AFRS 3050: The Civil Rights Movement, (Spring 2013, Fall 2012)

Using historian Jacqueline Dowd Hall’s concept of the “long civil rights movement,” this course examines the social, political, and economic implications of the modern black freedom struggle; its key figures; and the various discourses that have emerged from the movement’s historiography. A portion of the course considers the various technologies (i.e. art, film/documentary, photography, autobiographies, commemorative landscapes, and archives) that

Aug 2012May 2013

Instructor, Behavorial and Social Sciences Department (History)

Johnson C. Smith University

HIS 339: African American History II, (Spring 2013)

This course is a survey of African American history from the transatlantic slave trade to the issuance of the Emancipation Proclamation in 1865.

HIS 338: African American History I, (Fall 2012)

This course is a survey of African American history from the Reconstruction era (1865-1877) to the contemporary period.

Jun 2012Jul 2012

Instructor, W.E.B DuBois Scholars Institute 

Princeton University

Leadership Typologies: Theory & Praxis, (Summer 2012)

Under the auspices of the W.E.B. DuBois Scholars Institute, this course introduces young scholars to different paradigms of leadership and the varying theories and praxis concerning leadership traditions in the United States.


Instructor, American & Interdisciplinary Studies

Emory University

AMST 201: Introduction to American Studies/Race, Gender, and Cultural Representations in the U.S., (Spring 2008, Spring 2009, and Summer 2010)                                                                                                 

A staple departmental interdisciplinary course that focuses on the intersections of race, class, gender, and other categories of social difference in explorations of nationhood.  The course exposes students to key concepts and modes of inquiry that define American Studies, including notions of culture, diversity, and citizenship.

AAS 359/ENG 389/IDS 385: African American Literature, 1900 to the Present, (Spring 2010) * Co-instructor of this course

This course serves as an introduction to 20th century African American fiction, in particular the novel. The fiction of the writers featured in this course spans such periods as the New Negro Movement or the Harlem Renaissance, 1917-1937; the fiction of post WWII; the Black Arts Movement of the 1960s; and contemporary African American fiction which is defined in part by the emergence of what some scholars term a renaissance in fiction by African American women writers.

IDS 216: Visual Culture and the Popular Memory of the Civil Rights Movement,  (Summer 2009)

This course introduces students to the historiography, debates, and visual representations of the Civil Rights Movement. It also explores the praxis and theoreticaldimensions of photography, film/documentary, and commemorative landscapes.

Aug 2008May 2009

Teaching Fellow, Problem-Based Learning Across Curriculum Fellowship

Emory University 

“Visual Arts,” (Fall 2008 and Spring 2009)  

Collaborated with a team of high school educators, graduate students, and scholars to develop and implement a visual arts curriculum that merged the pedagogical goals and guidelines of Atlanta Public Schools with problem-based learning techniques.

Jan 2007May 2007

Graduate Teaching Assistant, African American Studies

Emory University

AAS 385/ ENG 389: Black Women Writers: The Emergence of a Tradition, (Spring 2007)  

Assisted with an advanced undergraduate course that explored 19th and 20th century writings by African-American women who have written in the genres of the slave narrative and the novel. Tasks included leading class discussions, holding office hours, grading writing assignments in consultation with the primary instructor, and updating the course Blackboard site.


October 2015
Presenter and Co-Facilitator, "Segregation and the Race Conundrum in a New South City": A Historical Perspective," Race (Still) Matters Dialogue Series, Covenant Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, NC
Keynote Address, "Charlotte, North Carolina: From 'Trifling Place' to Globalizing City," North American Power Symposium, Charlotte, NC

July  2015

Mellon Faculty Seminar Interim Program Coordinator, “Interrogating the French Empire: Exploring the Historical and Contemporary African Diasporic Engagement and Experience in France,” Nantes and Paris, France

April 2015

Presenter, “Movement Widows in American Public Life,” Honors Is? : Faculty Research & Honors Pedagogy Workshop Series, Honors College, UNC Charlotte

Keynote Address, “The Politics of Black Excellence in American Society,” Celebration of Black Prestige Awards Banquet, UNC Charlotte

Presenter, “What Our Common Past Had Done to Us”: Movement Widows in American Public Life, 1963-2013,” 2nd Annual Institute of Liberal Arts Research Showcase, Emory University

February 2015

Guest Lecturer, “Cross-Cultural Literacy and Global Citizenship,” Cannon Culture Lecture Series, Cannon School, Concord, NC (Postponed due to Inclement Weather)

January 2015

MLK Keynote Speaker, “The Legacy of Coretta Scott King,” Lifelong Learning Sun City, Indian Land, SC

Presenter, “Voyage of Constant Discovery”: Public Service in the 21st Century,” Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library, Princeton University

Coordinator/Program Assistant, Mellon-Mays Experiential Learning Program, University of Cape Town, South Africa

November 2014

Presenter, “Remembering a Career in Civil Rights: Juanita Jones Abernathy,” Special Session on Women & the Civil Rights Movement, The Southern Historical Association Conference, Atlanta, GA (Featured on C-Span:

September 2014      

Presenter, “‘Cause that Man O’ Mine Ain’t Comin’ Home No More”: Jim Crow, Martyrdom, and the Rise of the Civil Rights Widow,” 99th Annual Convention of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, Memphis, TN

February 2014

Presenter, “Coretta Scott King and the Long Human Rights Struggle,” Center for the Study of the New South, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

April 2013        

Commentator, “The History of Racial Conflict.”25th Annual Graduate Student History Forum, University of North Carolina Charlotte

March 2013    

Panelist, “‘People Are Known By the Records They Keep’: The Canonization of African American Records & the Politics of the Archival Imagination.” 10th International Conference of the Collegium for African American Research, Atlanta, GA

 February 2013  

Presenter, “The Long Civil Rights Struggle,” The United Black Professional’s Knowledge is Power Forum, University of North Carolina Charlotte, Charlotte, NC

 November  2012       

Panelist, “‘The Whole Temper and Tradition of the Place’: Toward a History of African Americans at Princeton University.” Third Biennial Interdisciplinary Conference on Race, Monmouth University, West Branch, NJ (Postponed)

 October 2012  

Panelist, “‘Cradle’ of the Movement: Hidden Civil Rights Collections and the Democratization of Describing the Visual.” Conference on African American Culture and Experience, University of North Carolina Greensboro, NC

 August 2012   

Panelist, “Who Giveth These Records? : Living Donors, Living Subjects, and the Politics of Consent.” Annual Meeting of the Society of American Archivists,San Diego, CA

 Fall 2011-Spring 2012        

Co-Facilitator, “Introduction to University Archives and the 20th Century Public Policy Papers, Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library, Princeton University,Princeton, NJ

 April 2011      

Presenter, “‘A Change Gonna Come’: MARBL’s Southern Christian Leadership Conference Collection and Its Program Series.” Robert W. Woodruff Library’s InfoForum, Emory University, Atlanta, GA

 March 2011      

Presenter, “Introduction to Archives Through the Alice Walker Papers.” The Emory-Tibet Partnership Program’s Dialogue Series, Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University, Atlanta, GA

 December  2010     

Panelist, “‘The Perfect and Always Brave Mourner’: Movement Widows in American Memory.” Re-Envisioning Bodies: Women and Visual Culture Conference, Emory University, Atlanta, GA

 April 2010      

Panelist, “Movement Widows and the Uses of Autobiography and Archives.”Northeast Modern Language Association Conference, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec

 January 2010  

Invited Lecturer, “Learning with Fire: Reflections on Courageous Inquiry and the Quest for Intellectual Engagement,” UNCF/Mellon Mays January Institute, University of Cape Town, South Africa

November  2008    

Invited Lecturer, “Beyond ‘Revolutionary Glamour’: Meditations on the Popular Memory of Angela Davis.” AAS 385WR: Malcolm X and the Making of a Twentieth Century Radical Celebrity, Lawrence Jackson (Professor) Emory College, Atlanta, GA

 August 2008   

Panelist, “Beyond ‘Revolutionary Glamour’: Meditations on the Popular Memory of Angela Davis.” European Association of Social Anthropologists Biennial Conference, Ljubljana, Slovenia

March 2008    

Panelist, “Beyond ‘Revolutionary Glamour’: A Critical Essay on Angela Davis as Cause Célèbre of American Radicalism.” 10th Annual Women’s History Month Conference, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY

 November 2007     

Invited Lecturer, ‘“Ain’t I a Woman?’: Sojourner Truth and Enactments of Testifyin’ in the Public Sphere.” Michael Moon (Professor), “American Publics” course, Emory College, Atlanta, GA

 April 2007      

Invited Lecturer, “Reconsidering Brown: Toward a Critical Discussion of Brown vs. Board of Education.” AMST 201: Introduction to American Studies, Chante Baker (Instructor), Emory College, Atlanta, GA

 April 2006      

Panelist, “Writing Black Panther Women Accessibly and Differently.” Race, Roots, and Resistance: Revisiting the Legacies of Black Power Conference, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL

 December 2005       

Panelist, “Fending for Ourselves: Black Feminist Organizing for Liberation, 1968-1980.” Race and Contemporary Feminism Graduate Student Conference, Emory University, Atlanta, GA


Book Chapters

  • “‘Its Own Special Attraction’: Meditations on Martyrdom and the Iconicity of Civil Rights Widows,” in Klaus Reiser, Michael Fuchs, and Michael Phillips, eds., ConFiguring America: Iconic Figures, Visuality, and the American Identity, (Chicago: Intellect/University of Chicago Press, 2013)

Encyclopedia Entries and Essays

  • “Coretta Scott King,” entry in Hasia R. Diner, ed., Women in American History: An Encyclopedia (Facts on File, In Press)
  • “Betty Shabazz,” essay in Carl L. Bankston III ed., Great Lives from History: African Americans (Salem Press, 2011)
  • “Coretta Scott King,” essay in Carl L. Bankston III ed., Great Lives from History: African Americans (Salem Press, 2011)
  • “Myrlie Evers-Williams,” essay in Carl L. Bankston III ed., Great Lives from History: African Americans (Salem Press, 2011)

Magazine Entries

  • “Tilling in Our Mother’s Garden: Reflections on the Alice Walker Collection,” Keywords Magazine, Robert W. Woodruff Library, Emory University, Summer 2009.

Select Digital Scholarship

African American Intellectual History Society blog [] 

The African American Intellectual History Society (AAIHS) is an organization founded in February 2014 to foster dialogue about researching, writing, and teaching black thought and culture.

  • “20 Year Anniversary Roundtable on Robin D.G. Kelley, Race Rebel: Part III”  

CLIR Hidden Collections []

A Emory University Library blog created to facilitate dialogue and updates pertaining to “Working for Freedom: Documenting Civil Rights Organizations”—a collaborative project administered by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) and underwritten by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to uncover and make available previously hidden collections documenting the Civil Rights movement in Atlanta and New Orleans.

  • “A Change Gonna Come: The Program Series of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference Records.” May 10, 2011
  • “An Easy “Burden: Reflection on the Andrew J. Young, Jr. Papers Photograph Collections.” October 15, 2010

 Mudd Manuscript Library Blog [ and]

  A blog of the Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library at Princeton University

  • “Segregation and the South.” (Co-Authored with Dan Linke), May 29, 2014
  • “‘How History is Made’: In Search of Princeton’s First Black Daughter.” August 25, 2012
  • “Princeton’s African American Honorary Degree Recipients: Activists and Public Servants.” February 24, 2012
  • “Merge the Best of the Old with the Best of the New: Coretta Scott King at Princeton.” January 16, 2012
  • “Connecting the Dots: Howard F. Taylor and the Black Leadership Network Study Papers, 1984-1992.” October 10, 2011

 Scholar-Archivist []

A blog project I established to demonstrate the interface between my work as a scholar and as an archivist.

  • “‘We Got Caught Up in the Movement’: The Center for African American Studies’ (CAAS) “Where do we go from here?” Conversation.” December 15, 2011
  • “I Come Bearing Gifts: Pedagogy for the Scholar-Archivists’ Soul.” November 4, 2011

 Archive Finding Aids and LibGuides

  • LibGuide: Guide to Select Research and Library Resources Related to African and African American History and Culture at the Mudd Manuscript Library,” Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library, Princeton University, 2012
  • “Finding Aid for the American Civil Liberties Union Records: Subgroup 3, Southern Regional Offices Files Series,” Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library, Princeton University, 2012. Link:
  • Co-authored with Sarah Quigley, Danica Tisdale, Michael Hall, Rebecca Sherman, et al., “Finding Aid for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference Records”, Manuscripts, Archives, & Rare Book Library, Robert W. Woodruff Library, Emory University, 2012.Permanent Link:
  •  Co-authored with Elizabeth Roke, Brittney Cooper, and Elizabeth Stice, “Finding Aid for the Alice Walker Papers,” Manuscript, Archives, & Rare Book Library, Robert W. Woodruff Library, Emory University, 2009. Permanent link:  

Writing Projects in Progress

  • “What Our Common Past Had Done to Us”: Movement Widows in American Public Life, 1963- 2013” [Dissertation]

Student Affairs & Academic Engagement Experience

Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine

Director & Program Faculty, Mellon Mays Undergraduate Summer  Research Training Program, (April 2015-Present)

University of Capetown, South Africa

U.S. Graduate Coordinator, Mellon Mays Experiential Learning January Program, (January 2016, 2015, 2011, 2010, 2008)

Agnes Scott College

Interim Coordinator for Diversity Programs & Title IX Initiatives, (Summer Term 2014)

Graduate Hall Director, Office of Residence Life, (2010-2011)

Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia

Graduate Mentor & Residential Director,  UNCF/Mellon Mays Summer Institute, (Summer 2014, 2007-2010)

House Director, Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life, (July 2005-June 2009)

University of North Carolina Charlotte

Undergraduate Admissions Counselor, (May 2004-June 2005)

 Professional Service & Appointments

2015-2016       Planning Committee Member, Race and Museums: A Chicago Convening
2015-2016       Faculty Advisor, Undergraduate Association for the Study of Black History,                               UNC-Charlotte

2015                   Portfolio Re-Design Committee, University Honors Program, UNC-Charlotte

2015                   Honors Curriculum Development Committee, University Honors Program,                               UNC Charlotte

2015                   E-Portfolio Pilot Program Committee, Department of History, UNC Charlotte

2015                  UNCF/Mellon Advisory Board Fellowship Selection Committee

2015                  University Honors Program (UHP) Applicant Review Selection Committee,                              UNC-Charlotte

2014-2015      Chair, Honors Thesis Committee, Matthew Rosskamp, UNC-Charlotte

2014-2015      Chair, Honors Thesis Committee, Jennifer Lee, UNC-Charlotte

2014-2015      Co-Chair, Honors Thesis Committee, Kylie Niemand, UNC-Charlotte

2014                  University Honors Program Assessment Committee

2013-2014      Chair, Honors Thesis Committee, Chesney Klubert, UNC-Charlotte

2013-2014      Chair, Honors Thesis Committee, Deanna Adamczuk, UNC-Charlotte

2013-2014      First Reader, Honors Thesis Committee, India Cox, UNC-Charlotte

2013                  Honors Thesis Committee Reader, Donna Sofky, UNC-Charlotte

2012                  Friends of Princeton University Library Grant Sub-Committee

2011                  UNCF/Mellon-Mays Fellowship  Selection Committee, Emory University

2008-2011      James Weldon Johnson Institute for Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies   Volunteer Committee, Emory University

2009                  Essence of Emory Undergraduate Recruitment Program Committee, Emory University

2006-2009       Graduate Institute of the Liberal Arts Council (ILAC), Emory University


Professional Affiliations & Memberships

2016-Present     Member, Community Building Initiative (CBI) Board of Directors

2016-Present     Member,  Cultural & Historical Planning Committee, Mecklenburg                                                    County Park and Recreation Department

2015-Present     Member, American Alliance of Museums (AAM)
Member, American Association for State & Local History (AASLH)
Member, Southeastern Museum Conference (SEMC)
2014-Present     Member, Organization of American Historians (OAH)

2014-Present     Member, National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD)

2013-Present     Member, Collegium for African American Research (CAAR)

2011-Present     Member, Association for the Study of African American Life and                                    History (ASALH)

2011-2013           Member, Society of American Archivists (SAA)

2010                       Member, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

2005-2006           Editorial,Hyphenation: An Interdisciplinary Journal for the Study of   
                                  Critical Moments Discourse


Additional Skills

Computer Skills: Web and library database research, Macintosh and PC platforms, Microsoft Office Suite, FileMaker Pro, iMovie, Dreamweaver, Oxygen xml (Author and Editor), Adobe Reader Professional, Archivist Toolkit, Access, Aeon, Moodle 1, Moodle 2, Jenzebar, Mahara, Wix, Weeblie

 Social Networking Platforms: Facebook,, Skype, Wordpress

Metadata Standards: Encoded Archival Description (EAD), Encoded Archival Context Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families (EAC-CPF)

Cataloguing: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Languages: Certificate in basic reading comprehension of German

Pedagogical Approaches and Training: Problem-Based Learning across Curriculum (PBLAC), case study modules, English as a Second Language (ESL), Oral history, and Interdisciplinarity


Provided upon request