Race and Ethnic Relations in Multicultural Societies
Race, Ethnicity and Education (Racial Stereotyping and Black Students)
Sociology of Education
Education of Africans in the Diaspora
African and African American Studies
(Inter) Cultural Studies
International Education and Development
Retention Issues in American Higher Education
“Issues of Retaining and Graduating Students at a Commuter Campus Institution: The Case of Dalton State College.” Second Annual Retention Conference, Office of Retention and Academic Support, Alabama A&M University, Norman, Alabama, April 8, 2005.
“Where Do We Fit In This Puzzle? Experiences of Two Black Teachers in White Schools.” Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) Conference, Orlando, Florida, March 5-9, 2002. (With Stephen Appiah-Padi).
“The Education of Africans in North America: A Canadian Perspective.” Paper read on my behalf at the Africa Society Conference, ‘Options for Africa: Education, Development, Governance,’ Faculty of Education, The University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, February 26-28, 1999.
2006 - Reviewed the prospectus, detailed table of contents, and draft chapters of a new textbook, Race and Ethnicity in the 21st Century United States, for Wadsworth Publishing Company.
2006 - Anonymous Referee: Race, Ethnicity and Education, Editor: David Gillborn, Institute of Education, University of London, UK, (Paper reviewed/evaluated: Becoming "American" as a Racial Minority: Second-Generation Asian Indians in Urban Landscape.)
2006 - Served as one of six scholars to review and offer "detailed, insightful, and invaluable critiques" on a previous edition of a textbook, The Meaning of Difference: American Constructions of Race, Sex, Gender, and Sexual Orientation (4th edition), edited by Karen E. Rosenblum and Toni-Michelle Travis, published by McGraw-Hill Publishing Company. Acknowledged by name on page xvi of the Preface to the text.
2006 - Served as a Dalton State College representative on the University System of Georgia Education Curriculum Committee charged to develop a new course and outline - Socio Cultural Perspectives on Diversity in Educational Contexts - in the core content of Culture/Diversity/Special Needs for all education majors throughout the University System of Georgia.
2004 - Collaborated with Dr. Aref Hervani, assistant professor of economics to produce a report, The Economic Impact of Dalton State College on the Local Economy of North West Georgia for senior administrators as a basis for Foundation fundraising and community efforts.
2003 - Doctoral Committee Member, Doctor of Ministry Program, The Interdenominational Theological Center, Atlanta, GA. (Thesis: Pastoral Care For Clergy: The Impact On New Persons Entering The A.M.E Ministry In The Southwest Georgia Conference Utilizing An Acceptance Modality of Pastoral Care.)
2001 - Anonymous Referee: Race, Ethnicity and Education, Editor: David Gillborn, Institute of Education, University of London, UK.
2001 - Editorial Advisory Board Member for Collegiate Press’s A Turbulent Voyage: Readings in African American Studies, 3rd Edition, edited by Floyd W. Hayes III.
2001 - External Examiner for a Doctoral Candidate in the Department of Culture and Values in Education, Faculty of Graduate Studies, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Thesis: Education Reform in the Eastern Caribbean: Implications of a Policy and Decision-Making Program by an External Donor.)