Ph.D. in Political Science (1997), Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Dissertation: Economic Development and Civil Society: The Impact of Structural Adjustment on the Trades Union Congress of Ghana, 1983-1993. August 1997. Advisor: Benedict Stavis.
M.A. in Government Administration (1985), University Of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Certificate in Public Policy and Management (1983), Rand Graduate Institute, Santa Monica, California
B.A. in Public Policy Studies (1983), Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
Honors & Grants
2011 Provost’s Summer Stipend, Eastern University
2011 Tenure, Eastern University
2006 Provost’s Fellowship, Eastern University
2002 Minority Junior Faculty Grant for Career Enhancement, The Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation
2001-2002 Faculty Fellowship, Walter Rand Institute for Public Affairs, Rutgers University
2001-2002 Research Council Grant, Rutgers University
2000 Special Commendation for Program Innovation in the International Public Service and Development Track, Graduate Department of Public Policy and Administration, Rutgers University – Camden
2000 Jay A. Sigler Award, Public Administration Student Association, Graduate Department of Public Policy and Administration, Rutgers University – Camden
1999-2000 Research Council Grant, Rutgers University
1996-1997 Dissertation Completion Grant, Temple University
1995-1996 Future Faculty Fellowship, Temple University
1995 Certificate of Merit in Teaching, Temple University
1991-1995 Dean's Fellowship, Temple University
1989-1991 Future Faculty Fellowship, Temple University
1983-1985 Association of Public Policy and Management Fellowship
American Political Science Association (1990-present).
International Leadership Association (2007 – present).
African Association of Political Science (1996-2000).
American Society of Public Administrators (1998-2005).
African Studies Association (1997-2000).
American Association of University Women (1996-2001).
Christians in Political Science (2005 – 2007)
National Conference of Black Political Scientists (1996-2005).
Tempered Radicals: Black Women’s Leadership in the Church and Community. Tobias Leadership Conference. Colorado Springs, CO. February 25, 2012.
Leading with Purpose, Passion and Principles: Cultivating a Faith-Full Foundation for Social Change Leadership. National Collegiate Leadership Conference. Tuscan, Arizona. February 19, 2012.
To Occupy or Not to Occupy… Wall Street, Tahrir Square, Ettadamen or A Main Street Near You? National Collegiate Leadership Conference. Tuscan, Arizona. February 18, 2012.
Leading from the margins: Black women clergy making space for women. International Leadership Association, Boston, MA. October 29, 2010.
Poster Presentation. Doing Justice Globally. International Leadership Association. Prague, Czech Republic. November 13, 2009.
Teaching Justice Globally. American Political Science Association – Teaching and Learning Conference Internationalizing the Curriculum 1. San Jose, California. February 24, 2008.
How do we Teach Justice? (with Dr. Connie Ostwald). Eastern University Academic Festival. St. Davids, Pa. March 19, 2008.
Who Cares for the Urban Poor? The Significance of Race, Class and Religion in the Political Priorities of the African-American Suburban Mega-Church. Annual Conference of the Pennsylvania Political Science Association, Villanova, Pennsylvania, April 2003.
The Influence of Faith Based Initiatives in Setting Community Development Goals. Annual Meeting of the American Society of Public Administrators, Washington, DC, March 2003. (Presenter and moderator)
Old Wine in New Wine Skins? African-American Mega-Churches and Their Politics. Annual Meeting of the National Conference of Black Political Scientists, Richmond, Virginia, March 2001.
Financial Restructuring in U.S. Cities and the Third World: Toward a ‘General Theory of Structural Adjustment’. (Co-authored with Robert W. Bailey), Annual Meeting of the American Society of Public Administrators, Orlando, Florida, April 1999.
SAPping the Unions: State, Class and Labor in Ghana. Annual Meeting of the National Conference of Black Political Scientists, Atlanta, Georgia, April 1998.
Structural Adjustment and the Trades Union Congress of Ghana, 1983 to 1993. Annual Meeting of the Northeast Political Science Association, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 1997.
Evaluating Structural Adjustment and Democratization in Africa: A Research Design. Annual Meeting of the New York State Political Science Association, Ithaca College, Ithaca, New York, March 1996.
The Effects of Labor Organization on Democratization in Ghana. Annual Meeting of the National Conference of Black Political Scientists, Savannah State College, Savannah, Georgia, March 1996.
African Women and Feminism in The African Diaspora. Graduate African American Studies Student Union Colloquium, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, April 1991.
Women and Democracy in Socialist Countries: The Effects of Democratic Centralism on Women's Organization. Pan African Women's Conference, Black Cultural Center London, England November 1990.