Teaching & Lectures



Pepperdine University

Associate Professor, Rank III

  • Media Law, Spring 2017
  • Media, Diversity, & Society, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
  • Intercultural Media Literacy, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
  • Freshman Seminar, Fall 2106
  • Public Relations Writing, Spring 2016, Fall 2015, Spring 2015, Fall 2014
  • Public Relations Principles, Spring 2016
  • Communication Ethics, Spring 2015
  • Public Relations Strategies & Tactics, Spring 2015, Spring 2014
  • Research Methods in Communication, Spring 2014

Louisiana State University

  • Invited Grad Student Lecture, First Amendment Seminar, Spring 2012 (Ralph Izard, PhD)
  • Invited Grad Student Lecture, International Public Relations, Spring 2011 (Danny Shipka, PhD)
  • Invited Grad Student Lecture, Minorities & the Media, Spring 2009 & 2010 (Herman Kelly, D.Min.)

Emory University Candler School of Theology

Research and Teaching Assistant to Teresa Fry Brown, PhD

  • Homiletics, Spring & Fall 2000
  • Research and Teaching Assistant to M. Thomas Thangaraj,
  • PhD Religious Pluralism, Women in Hinduism, Fall
  • 1999 Images of Christ, Spring 1999

Research and Teaching Assistant to Daniel Hembree, PhD World Religions, Summer 2006

  • Public Theology, Youth Theology Institute, Summer 2006
  • Emory University School of Law
  • Program Assistant to John Witte, Law & Religion Program, Fall 2000
  • Research Assistant to Abdullahi An’Naim, PhD, Fall 1998



National Communication Association

Rhetoric Society of America

Assoc. for Practical & Professional Ethics

Black Public Relations Society-LA

International Communication Association

Organization for the Study of Language & Gender


Invited Lectures

Pepperdine University

Cultural Competence, Graduate School of Education & Psychology, Social Entrepreneurship & Change Program, Fall 2016

Semiotics & Critical Cultural Studies in Communication Theory, Fall 2016 and Fall 2015

Leadership, Spring 2016

Faculty Summit on Inclusive Pedagogy, Seaver College Office of the Dean, Spring 2016

Church Responses to Domestic Violence, School of Law Faculty Brown Bag, Spring 2016

Cultural Competency, University Chaplain’s Table Talk Series, Spring 2016

Vocational Justice Careers in Law, School of Law Panel, Fall 2015

Faith, Justice and Public Relations, University Convocation Series, Spring 2015

Religion and Communication Club Convocation, Spring 2015

Faith and Career, Public Relations Student Society of America, Fall and Spring 2014

Public Relations Writing, Fall 2013

Principles of Public Relations, Fall 2013

California State University at Channel Islands

Semiotics & Critical Cultural Studies, Mass Communication Theory, Spring 2016

California State University at Los Angeles

Womanism and Spirituality, Spring 2015

Pan-Africanism as Space for Religious Pluralism, Spring 2014

Southern University Law Center

Journal on Race, Gender and Poverty Symposium: “Registration of Juvenile Sex Offenders: A Civil Regulation or Criminal Punishment?”, Spring 2012

Howard University

Afro-American Studies, Spring 2008, Fall 2007

Spelman College

Human Rights, Spring 2008, Spring 2007, Fall 2001-2006

University of Iowa

Women’s Studies, Fall 2007

Claflin University

Center for Vocational Reflection Religion & Human Rights, Spring 2006, Spring 2005, Spring 2004

Western Kentucky University

Human Rights Series, Women’s Studies & African American Studies, Fall 2006

Emory University

The Ethics Center, Fall 2006

Morehouse School of Medicine

Public Health & Human Rights, Fall 2006

Agnes Scott College

Women’s Studies, Spring 2006

Cornell University

Human Rights & Criminal Justice, Fall 2005