What I do
As a professor for over 13 years, my passion is teaching. My areas of research and teaching are located in the areas of gender, race/ethnicity, social justice, spiritual formation, leadership and millenial attitudes on politics, race relations, gender dynamics, and spirituality. For over 6 years now, I have been invited to speak on college campuses around the nation on topics that stem not only from my research, but my life experiences and years of working in higher education. My own life story plays a significant role in the talks that I give — stories of awareness, change, racial reconciliation, gender and leadership, hurt and pain, and my lifelong relationship with faith. I use stories to illustrate the messages I bring to college campuses and I find that humor and laughter go a long way in reaching students. College students are one of the most engaged, eager, critical, and enthralling populations, and I am honored every time I am asked to speak to groups of students on issues that matter to them: community, social identity, health and healing, “adulting,” and reconciliation — both in this world and in their personal relationships.
My missional belief: Every person is invited to the table — no empty chairs allowed!
I am a passionate, deliberate, and energetic speaker.
I work hard, study, read, and always show up on time.