Associate Professor and Director of Intercultural Leadership
- BA, Dowling College
- MA, Gonzaga University
- Ph.D. Eastern University
PHILOSOPHY OF TEACHING
My goal for teaching is to create a learning community that facilitates the kind of shared experiences that promote reflection, critical analysis, and forward thinking. It is an environment where people are encouraged to share insight, explore knowledge and then reexamine their understandings. The atmosphere in our learning community stimulates growth by valuing diversity of learning styles, life experiences, and cultures.
My teaching philosophy as a leadership scholar is to facilitate a learning community that models effective leadership. The ultimate goal of our learning community is to inspire participants to become members first, then facilitators of learning within their spheres of influence.
- International Leadership Association
- The Orchard Group—Board of Directors
- Edge City Church—Scholar in Residence
RESEARCH & TEACHING INTERESTS
- Organizational Development
- Nonprofit Management
- Intercultural Leadership
- Leadership Development
- Church Systems
7 Key Characteristics of Diversity-Oriented Churches, Leading Ideas, Lewis Center for Church Leadership, June 2017
The Qualities of Competent Intercultural Leadership, Leading Ideas, Lewis Center for Church Leadership, August 2017
Under the Microscope: Surviving the Scrutiny of Being a Black Male in Academe, International Leadership Association's 15th Annual Conference, October 30 – November 2, 2013, Montréal, Québec, Canada.
Bridging the Great Diversity Divide for Student Excellence on University Campuses, International Leadership Association Annual Conference, October 24-27, 2012, Denver, CO, United States
Innovation in Practice: Creative Leadership Models among Faith Communities, Tobias Leadership Conference, March 3-5, 2011, Indiana University
Innovation in Practice: Creative Leadership Models among Faith Communities, International Leadership Association Annual Conference, October 27-30, 2010, Boston, MA, United States
HOBBIES AND INTERESTS
- Motorcycle Riding