Quick Facts

Grew up

South Los Angeles, CA

Teaching Areas of Interest

American Government, Urban Politics, State and Local Politics, African American Politics, Public Administration, Public Policy

Research Areas of Interest

Political Leadership, Minority Elected Officials, Relative Deprivation Research, Black Elected Officials, Health Disparities, Minority Male Achievement, Minority Political Incorporation

The CSUN student is...

me! I am the CSUN student (first-generation, low-income, student of color).

How has your personal background influenced your work at CSUN?

My personal background informs my teaching, research and service. I seek opportunities which allow me to perform altruistic scholarship, practice social justice, and play mentorship superhero.

“When I am grading, I make sure I... 
read everything carefully at least twice.”

What is your educational history?

Mississippi Valley State University
University of Mississippi
University of Southern California
Pomona College

Why do you like to work here?

CSUN is an institution which affords me the opportunity to teach, conduct research, and provide service to the Southern California community. Hence, I get to work in the most diverse region of the country. Amazing!!!