Ed.D. in Applied Linguistics and Sociolinguistics, Teacher’s College, Columbia University, New York
TESL Certificate, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
Ph.D. in Linguistics and Rhetoric, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA
MPA in Politics of Language, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, MA
CAGS in Curriculum and Reading Instruction, Boston College, MA
M.Ed. in Teaching Reading and Language, Northeastern University, Boston, MA
BA in Sociology and Anthropology, California State University at Hayward, Hayward, CA
Came to Bergen in 1988
Have also taught at: United Emirates University; Pannassastris University, Phnon Penh, Cambodia; University of Massachusetts, Boston; Roxbury Community College, Roxbury, MA.
Usually teach: English Basic Skills and Writing 101. Have also taught Linguistics and Sociolinguistics.
Select list of Recent Publications:
Forthcoming: “Hip Hop Culture as a Tool in the Teaching-Learning Process” in The Handbook of Urban Education, ed. Kofi Lomotey. Routledge Press, 2014.
“Revising the Cultural Curriculum and Marginalized Youth: A Critical Pedagogy for Education the Gangsta,” co-authored with Sherrise Truesdale-Moore, in the Journal of Arts and Humanities, Dec. 2012.
“Annie Pearl Avery: A Woman of SNCC and the Civil Rights Movement,” in The Muslim Journal, March 2012.
“Rockin’ the Classroom: Using Hip Hop as an Educational Tool” in The Languages of Africa and the Diaspora: Education for Language Awareness, ed. Jo Anne Kleifgen and George C. Bond. Multilingual Matters Press, England, 2010.
“Hip Hop: A Source of Empowerment for African American Male College Students,” in The Sage Handbook of African American Education, ed. Linda Tillman. Sage Press, 2009.
“As a student, if you fail to plan, then plan to fail.”
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