Curriculum Vitae

Below is an extended version of my skills and professional abilities. See the portfolio’s Resume page if you do not need this level of detail.


Ph.D., African American Literature and Political Thought, Emory University
M.F.A., Creative Writing, University of Arizona
B.A., Creative Writing, University of Arizona
Diploma, Digital Design, Art Institute Online


Dean, Barbara King School of Ministry, Hillside International Truth Center, Atlanta, Georgia, August 2016-June 2018. Planned and designed curriculum; taught writing and ministerial courses; recruited and supervised faculty; recruited and mentored students; served on Hillside International Truth Center Administrative Team.

Director, Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP)/Writing Improvement for Success and Improvement (WISE), Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, Georgia. November 2006-June 2014. Develop and manage program’s administrative, curricular, and academic support elements; select and supervise faculty and provide faculty development activities and materials; identify student participants for the program, oversee their enrollment, and serve as their and ombudsperson.

Chief Institutional Advancement Officer and Special Assistant to the President, Huston-Tillotson University, Austin, Texas. July 2001-June 2004. Supervised advancement staff; wrote and edited executive communications, college publications, marketing, media materials, and proposals; assisted president in revitalizing relationships with local congregations of college’s founding denominations; managed institutional side of college branding.

Director of Communication Skills Center, Clark Atlanta University. July 1988-Sept. 1990. Established and directed university-wide technology-based academic support center.

Director of Writing Proficiency Program, Clark College. Oct. 1983-Aug. 1987. Designed and delivered workshops on the teaching of writing to faculty in 15 disciplines; developed and directed annual institutional examinations of student writing competencies; edited and field-tested editions of cross-disciplinary standards for written assignments.


Adjunct Instructor in English, Morehouse College, 2014-15. Teach English Composition I; English Composition II; and World Literature.

Associate Professor of English, Clark Atlanta University, 2007-date. Teach sections of English composition; develop curricula for new media technology; advise students.

Associate Professor of English, Mercer University, Macon, Georgia. 1996-2001. Taught freshman composition, fiction writing, literature, freshman seminar, and technical writing courses. Advised English majors and student organizations. Served on faculty and university committees. Assistant Professor of English, Mercer University, Macon, Georgia. 1990-96.

Brittain Fellow in Writing, Georgia Institute of Technology. 1987-88.

Instructor, Department of English, Oglethorpe University, Atlanta, Georgia. 1981-83. Classes taught: freshman composition.

Graduate Teaching Assistant in English, University of Arizona. 1980-81. Classes taught: freshman composition, literature, and creative writing.


Writing Courses
Freshman Composition I and II
Fiction Writing (introduction to, intermediate, advanced)
Intermediate Essay Writing
Technical writing

Interdisciplinary Courses
Freshman Seminar
Senior capstone
Special topics courses in literature, political thought, and faith traditions
Technical communication (speech and writing)

Literary Courses
Survey of American literature
Survey of British literature
The short story and the novel
African American literature
Modern fiction
Contemporary fiction


“Coming of Age Under Protest: African American College Students in the 1960s.” Student Protest Since 1960. Ed. Gerard J. DeGroot. Addison Wesley Longman. 1998.

Excerpts of “Colored Girls: Textbook for the Eighties.” Contemporary Literary Criticism Select. Gale Research, 1998. Also on DISCovering Authors CD-ROM. Gale Research, 1995; Drama Criticism, Vol. 3, 1993; and Contemporary Literary Criticism, Vol. 25, 1983.

“Hope of Zion” stage adaptation, Southern Fiction Revival, Davie County Arts Council, Mocksville, NC. 1998.

African-American Nationalist Literature of the 1960s: Pens of Fire. Garland Publishing. 1996.

“Hope of Zion.” Redbook Magazine. August 1980. Also published in Prize Stories 1981: The O. Henry Awards, ed. William Abrahams, Doubleday.

“I Heard the Doctor Speak.” Breaking Ice: An Anthology of Contemporary African-American Fiction. Ed. Terry McMillan. Viking-Penguin. 1990.

“Continuing Traditions: Contemporary African-American Craft Artists.” National Black Arts

Festival. Juried art exhibit catalog. 1990.

“Solving the Critical Conundrum of Jean Toomer’s ‘Box Seat.’” Studies in Short Fiction. Vol 25, Summer 1988.


Clark Atlanta
2013-12: Provost’s Task Force on Multicultural Affairs
2012-14: Educational Technology Advisory Committee
2012-14: Recording secretary, Faculty Assembly
2012 Author, SACS Fifth Year Impact Report on the Quality Enhancement Plan
2011: Facilitator, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning faculty development workshop on teaching in Second Life
2011: Member, Internal Review Team for Academic Program Review, Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice
2011: Moderator, Internal Review Team for Academic Program Review, School of Social Work graduate and undergraduate programs
2010: Member, Provost’s Task Force on Instructional Technology and Alternative Delivery
2010: Member, Provost’s Task Force on the SACS Fifth Year Review
2010: Member, Mental Health Task Force
2009-14: Member, University Effectiveness Committee (University Assessment Committee)
2008 and 2007: Facilitator, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) staff development workshops on writing skills
2008: Facilitator, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning writing-across-the-curriculum faculty development workshop
2008: Facilitator, School of Education faculty development workshop on e-portfolios
2008-09: Advisor, WISE Council student organization
2007: Convener and chair, Provost’s Task Force on Academic Support and Retention
2007-08: Co-director of and grant recipient of faculty development teaching and learning institute, United Negro College Fund/Andrew W. Mellon Programs
2007-14: Advisor and ombudsperson, Quality Enhancement Plan students
2006-14: Chair, Quality Enhancement Plan Assessment Committee

2004: President’s Church Relations Task Force, Huston-Tillotson University
2001-03: Executive Cabinet, Presidential Inaugural Committee, Huston-Tillotson University
2001-03: Planning and Budget Committee, Huston-Tillotson University
2001-02: Campus Technology Committee, Huston-Tillotson University

Mercer University

1999-2000: Faculty advisor for The Gathering contemporary book club
1997-2000: President’s Task Force on the Christian Character and Baptist Heritage of Mercer University
1997-2000: Ferroll A. Sams Distinguished Chair in English Committee, 1997-2000
1996-98: College of Liberal Arts House of Delegates alternate delegate
1996-98: College of Liberal Arts Welfare Committee
1996-97: College of Liberal Arts House of Delegates Executive Committee
1993-94: Provost’s Committee on 30th Anniversary of Admission of African American Students
1994-97: Director, English Department Senior Comprehensive Examination
1993-94: College of Liberal Arts Guidance Committee
1993: Provost’s Committee for Review of the Learning Skills Center, co-chair
1992-93: Advisor to school literary magazine
1992: Advisory committee on African American Studies program curriculum
1991-93: Advisor to school newspaper and member College of Liberal Arts Board of Publications
1991-93: Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society faculty sponsor

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