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  • Ph.D. Political Science, Temple University, 2014
  • M.A. Political Science, Temple University, 2007
  • M.A. Urban Studies, Temple University, 2005
  • B.A. English, Minor: American Studies, Boston College, 2001

Scholarly Interests: 

  • American Political Institutions
  • Racial Politics
  • Political Geography
  • Urban Politics and Public Policy
  • State and Local Government
  • Global Cities
  • Hip-Hop Culture
  • Youth Civic Engagement

Courses Taught:

  • American Political System
  • American State and Local Government
  • Mass Media and Politics
  • Politics of the American Presidency (writing intensive seminar)
  • Race and the American Political System
  • Senior Seminar
  • Globalization and the Transformation of Cities (global awareness seminar)


  • Faculty Senate Executive Board Secretary
  • Advisory Committee for Diversity and Inclusion
  • Curriculum Committee 
  • Students Political Science Association (SPSA) Faculty Advisor
  • Beatlab Faculty Advisor
  • Black Student Union Faculty Advisor
  • Experiential Education Task Force
  • Interim Coordinator for the Political Science and Global Affairs programs (2016-2017 academic year)
  • Outside of the College
    • Advisor. She Can Win, a nonpartisan training program that provides support, mentorship, and education to women who have a passion for civic leadership.


Professional Organizations:​

  • American Political Science Association (APSA)
    • Sections: Urban Politics, Public Policy, Teaching and Learning
  • Northeastern Political Science Association
  • Pennsylvania Political Science Association 
  • Pi Sigma Alpha (National Political Science Honor Society)

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