Director • Professor • Actress • Playwright • Songwriter • Ambassador
Doctoral Marshal and Keynote Speaker
I was selected Doctoral Marshal and Keynote Speaker for the University of Missouri Commencement Ceremony. This honor is bestowed upon the Ph.D. student who has had a significant impact on the university, coupled with academic excellence!
Acting Student Soars
My acting student becomes a star overnight! Emmanuel Hudson’s YouTube videos “Rachet Girl Anthem” and “Asking All Them Questions” soar with 50+ million views. I am very proud of him!
The Columbia Daily Tribune: Ovation
I was featured in the Ovation section as “Artist of the Week” by the Columbia Daily Tribune, highlighting my work as a performing arts practitioner. Read the story here.
Northwestern University – Best Presentation
My panel members and I were awarded “Best Conference Presentation” for our research on how to bridge fields using a black princess at Northwestern University.
Research: Freddie Hendricks
My groundbreaking research on Fat Studies and Freddie Hendricks and the Youth Ensemble of Atlanta was presented at the Association for Theatre in Higher Education conference and the Midwest Popular Association conference.
CNN: Daughters of Legacy
I was selected to coordinate a workshop with young women for CNN’s special titled “Daughters of Legacy.” The workshop was facilitated by Attallah Shabazz and Sherri Poitier, the daughters of Malcolm X and Sidney Poitier.
Chancellor’s Award of Excellence
It is an honor to be the recipient of the Chancellor’s Excellence in Education award at the University of Missouri. This honor is bestowed upon someone who exemplifies excellence in leadership, multiculturalism, and involvement.
I recently signed on as an author for "Music in American Life: An Encyclopedia of the Songs, Styles, Stars, and Stories that Shaped our Culture", contributing biographies for Beyonce, Brandy, and Lauryn Hill.
Black Women Rock
I was selected for the “Black Women Rock: Rising Star” award based on my positive image and leadership in Columbia, MO and the University of Missouri campus.
Alien Bodies Conference
Guest Resident Artist/Director
Life & Literature Series (Mizzou)
Southwest Arts Center- Performance
National Communication Assoc. Conference
The Black Theatre Network Conference
"Conversations with Cinderella"
Georgia State University Theater
Conference on the Black Experience
New Voices: Bodies of Influence Conference
Georgia State University