Areas of Interest
- Increasing course rigor and student achievement throughout the K-12 pipeline in schools serving poor and minority students.
- Increasing graduation rates, college and workforce preparedness in urban education.
- Informing parents of school policy and practice that perpetuate school inequality and limit access to opportunity.
- School reform that supports developmentally appropriate education throughout the PK-12 pipeline.
- Curriculum Alignment (K12, P16, P20)
- Urban or Black education
- Desegregation efforts
- Value Added Measures
Current Research Topic/Field-Based Project
Examining the effect on student's mathematical reasoning skills by increasing skill-building strategies among teachers randomly selected to participate in a PreK curriculum scale up project.
Investigating the relationship between the supply of math teachers at a school and the school’s mean achievement on the Algebra I Gateway Exam, the high stakes test in Tennessee required for a regular diploma.
- Program Developer, T.H.R.U.S.T. Math and Science, adopted by Fisk University to increase the number of minority males successfully entering and completing degrees in science, engineering and technology.
- Program Developer and Coordinator, Engineers of Tomorros (EOT), a city-wide Robotics Engineering Programs for high school students
- Program Administrator and Family Cafe Coordinator for the NASA Science, Engineering, Mathematics, and Aerospace Academy for students K-12
- B.S. (2006): Interdisciplinary Studies, Tennessee State University