CA Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, Alliant International University, 2007
Ph.D. Psychological Studies of Education, Stanford University, 2006
M.A. Sociology, Stanford University, 2004
B.A. (with honors) Psychology, Stanford University, 1999


Psychology; Sociology; education; child and adolescent development; issues of race and culture; teaching and mentoring students; career and life-skills counseling; research design and methodology; statistics; charter schools

Why Jessup

God brought me to Jessup at a time when I was seeking Him for His will for my life and where He wanted me to serve. I am at Jessup because I am called to be here. As God always does, His will was perfectly tailored for me. At Jessup I get to study and teach in my areas of expertise and passion; I get to be a part of developing programs and growing the research foot-print of the university; I get to help mold the ideologies and skills of future teachers. At Jessup, I get to utilize and express every aspect of my person - my faith, my education and training, and my interests and passions.

Favorite Class to Teach

Research Methods; Statistics; Introduction to Psychology; Educational Psychology; Social Psychology.

My Inspiration

I am inspired by the potential of education to change lives and communities. It is my personal mission to see every American child have equal access to a high-quality education. I am also inspired by the beauty of nature and God’s creation. You may find me admiring the sky or the ocean.

Recent Work/Scholarship

Presentations: -The State of Black and Latino Education in California: Policy and Community Solutions
-Contending with Legacy: Stereotype Threat, Racial Identity, and School Culture
-Establishing an Improved Accountability System for Underperforming Charter Schools at the Time of Renewal
-The Performance of African American Students in California's Charters
-Portrait of the Movement: Charter School Performance in California
-Measuring Charter School Effectiveness Using a Similar Students Measure
-On Social Identity and Achievement Goals Among Early Adolescent Latinos: Patterns, Dynamics, and Relation to Educational Outcomes
Publications: -Chartering and choice as an achievement gap-closing reform: The success of California charter schools in promoting African American achievement
-Charter trends in California’s high need districts (Editor)
-A longitudinal analysis of charter school performance in Oakland Unified School District: A district and neighborhood matched comparison analysis
-Contending with legacy: Stereotype threat, racial identity, and school culture