Expertise
  • Adolescent Peer Relationships
  • Positive Youth Development
  • Youth Engagement
  • African American youth

As an applied researcher, my areas of interest are positive youth development, adolescent girls' empowerment, and program development and evaluation of youth programs. 

Communities
Human Development, Human Development
Degrees
PhD, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Human Development and Family Studies, 2013
MS, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Human Development and Family Studies , 2010
MA, University of Louisville, Pan-African Studies, 2008
BA, University of Alabama, Birmingham , English, 2005
Keywords
adolescents community or outreach programs program evaluation (social sciences) adolescent psychology psychology of women youth development or leadership curriculum development
Associations
American Evaluation Association
National Council of Family Relations
Society for Prevention Research
The Society for Research on Adolescence