- Career + Alumni
- Life at SCAD
- About SCAD
"My inspiration for teaching stems from the belief that every child can be successful in the classroom and live a rewarding and fulfilling life, provided that he or she has the proper guidance and support. Every time I enter the classroom, I prepare myself to meet and surpass that challenge and hope that each student is leaving the class with more questions than they entered it with. I hope that my students leave the classroom with questions not because the ones they had have not been answered in class, but the best part of the questions or queries or quests is that the answers and the search for them will lead them to question their assumptions and biases. That is a work in progress and it is indeed what lifelong learning is about. Teaching to me is not merely about providing students with the correct answers, but it is also about helping students ask questions and challenge their preconceived notions. In doing so, they will not get tired of finding out new things about themselves, others and their world. I owe this to the many great teachers who opened my eyes and my mind about the dimensions of humanity."
"Implemented and led the SCAD School of Liberal Arts. In my tenure the school more than doubled its departments and faculty."
Who's Who Among Americas Teachers, 2005; Who's Who in America, 2005; Who's Who Among Americas Teachers, 2004; Conflict Resolution Certificate, 1995; Great Books Leader Certificate Great Books Foundation, Atlanta, Georgia, 1996; Global Education Award, World Affairs Council, 1992; Distinguished Foreign Guest Speaker, Wakefield High School, Wakefield, Massachusetts, 1991
American Anthropological Association, American Association of Colleges and Universities, African Studies Association, African Studies in Linguistics
Conferences and research
Dean of the School of Liberal Arts, SCAD; acting chair of cinema studies, arts administration, professional writing, SCAD; chair, liberal arts, SCAD; African consultant, World Affairs Council