Awards & Grants


University Faculty Awards

$40K Pepperdine University Cross-School Collaborative Research Grant (Fall 2016-2018)

$17K Pepperdine University Faculty Research Grant (Fall 2015, Fall 2014, Fall 2013)

$10K Pepperdine University Community Based Research Program Grant (Spring 2015-2016)

$2500 Seaver Fellowship in Communication (Spring 2015)

$2500 Dean’s Research Grant (Spring 2016, Fall 2015, Spring 2015)

$2500 Faculty Student Mentorship Award (Spring 2015)

$2500 Faculty Student Mentorship Award (Fall 2014)

$1500 Academic Year Undergraduate Research Initiative (Spring 2016)

$1000 Faculty Dependent Care Travel Grant (Spring 2106)


Organizational Grants

$1.2M raised & managed as annual budget while Executive Director of the National Center for Human Rights Education (2004-2007). Recruited donors/funders, acquired property, designed curriculum, reported annually and sponsored other projects as fiscal agent. Donors included individuals, law firms, and foundations: Ford, Libra, Rockefeller, Astraea, & Mertz Gilmore.


Fellowships & Individual Grants

$300K Ford Foundation Women’s Human Rights Grant for policy advocacy work on behalf of girls in juvenile justice systems

$132K Louisiana Board of Regents’ Diversity Fellowship Award

$112.5K Soros Postgraduate Justice Fellowship Award, Criminal Justice Initiative of the Open Society Institute, Soros Foundation

$60K Merit Scholarship Award, Emory University School of Law

$60K Woodruff Fellowship Award, Emory University Candler School of Theology

$50K Annenberg Honors Program Scholar Award, Howard University

$5K Grant Award funded by the Ford Foundation, Human Rights Portfolio, India Site Visit, Southern Rural Black Women Initiative for Economic & Social Justice

$5K Grant Award funded by the Institute for International Education for Economic, Social & Cultural Rights Conference in Chang Mai, Thailand

$3K Children’s Justice Act Grant Award Recipient (Emory University School of Law)