- Undergraduate Faculty
Associate Professor of Political Science
Chair, Department of Political Science
Associate Professor of African American Studies
Virginia E. Lewis Professor of Political Science
I specialize in American politics, race and politics, African American religion, public policy, gender and politics, and urban politics. My work is interdisciplinary and my current research focuses on the black megachurch phenomenon and faith-based community development. My publications focus on the black church and politics, megachurch-based community development and black women's contemporary political activism.
I am the author of The Black Megachurch, Theology, Gender and the Politics of Public Engagement, (2011) Baylor University Press.
- Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park
- M.A., University of Maryland, College Park
- B.A., Hampton University