Qualified educator with over 18 years teaching experience in higher education. Demonstrated excellence in teaching via award nominations and institutional grants. Award winning curriculum design in online Sociology courses using Quality Matters national standards. Experience with multiple delivery methods of teaching including hybrid, online, and in person. Leveraged high impact education practices including community engagement to benefit students from diverse backgrounds. Collaborated with community based organizations as part of curriculum design.
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Original Research and Community Engagement Practice. Safe Passage Home: A Humanist Approach to Interactions between Law Enforcement and Citizens Woodbridge, VA
2017-present. (Multiple funding sources pending)
The research addresses the divergent perspectives of police legitimacy within the communities they serve. Mixed methods of surveys and qualitative interviews are used to determine the human needs for understanding and mutual respect between both law enforcement officers and citizens. Not only will this proposal constitute scholarly research, it will produce community forums of dialogue and interaction between police officers and citizens to renew trust and human understanding.
Senior Researcher for Summer in the Parks Program Ethnographic Project: The African-American Experience George Mason University Fairfax, Va
Funded by the National Park Service .The public purpose and benefit of this project is to interpret the historical contexts for the Nation's Capital Region (NCR) cultural resources provided through the Summer in the Parks Program from 1968-1976. The senior researcher is responsible for designing, staffing, and implementing an in-depth interview methodology in Washington, D.C.Data management and analysis utilizing proper Library of Congress recording, documenting, and archiving method is used. The NCR project data will be disseminated through publications, distribution of materials, seminars, and symposia.
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