Specialty Areas: Positive youth development, bullying prevention, minority youth participation in action research and evaluation.

Research Interest :

  • Youth program development and evaluation
  • Bullying Prevention
  • E-cigarette and Vape Use during Adolescence
  • Anti-Bias Education
  • Positive youth development for African American youth

Research Projects:

  • Evaluation study of teen pregnancy prevention and sex education programs in Alabama
  • Preventing Youth Usage of Vapes
Human Development, Human Development
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
adolescents community or outreach programs program evaluation (social sciences) adolescent psychology psychology of women youth development or leadership curriculum development
American Evaluation Association
National Council of Family Relations
Society for Prevention Research
The Society for Research on Adolescence