Nominee of the Council for the Study of Community Colleges
POSITION: Since 2001, Served as President of Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC).
PREVIOUS: Adjunct Instructor, University of Texas at Austin; Adjunct Instructor, Northeast Alabama Community College; Instructor, Northeast Alabama Community College; Director, Arts and Humanities Division, Northeast Alabama Community College; Director, Institutional Research, Northeast Alabama Community College.
AFFILATIONS: Chair, Jackson County (Al.) Economic Development Authority Board; DeKalb-Jackson Industrial Development Board; Member, Workforce Opportunity Investment Act Regional Board, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools with Associate (SACSCOC) Degrees Board, Alabama Articulation and General Studies Committee, and Serve as Chair, Reaffirmation of Accreditation Review Committees, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
EDUCATION: Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, American Civilization; Florida State University, M.A. American Studies, Auburn University, B.A. Arts and Science, and University of Alabama, Postdoctoral Research.
OTHER: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Meritorious Service Award; Citizen of the Year, Jackson County, Alabama and DeKalb County, Alabama; Most Outstanding Faculty Member, Alabama Community College System; Chair, Alabama Community College System Association; as Economic Development Board Authority Chair, involved in the selection of the area as a site for a $600 million Google Data Center; established institutional research/institutional effectiveness data collection system for NACC; founded college’s annual Latino Culture Festival; Producer/Researcher for various documentaries and educational photography exhibits; and academic publications in the American Journal of Politics, Appalachian Journal, and New South.