Professional Education


  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Special Education
  • Master of Theology (MAT), Fuller Theological Seminary, Theology
  • Master of Education (MAEd), Pepperdine Universtiy, Education with emphasis in Psychology
  • Bachelor of Science (BS), Fisk University, Special Education

Current Research and Scholarly Interests


My research trajectory examines how marginalization is indexed across the globe. More specifically I study the functions of marginalization for students who are overrepresented in special education programs in addition to exploring how this issue is exacerbated by the underrepresentation of teachers historically marginalized both domestically and internationally. Furthermore, I also study teachers mental health.