Ph.D., University of Georgia
M.A., Clemson University
B.A., Clemson University
Critical Insights: Zora Neale Hurston. Salem Press: Ipswich: MA, 2013. (editor)
Critical Companion to Zora Neale Hurston: A Literary Reference to Her Life and Work. New York: Facts on File, Inc. 2009.
Rereading the Harlem Renaissance: Race, Class, and Gender in the Fiction of Jessie Fauset, Zora Neale Hurston, and Dorothy West. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2002.
The Prentice Hall Anthology of African American Literature. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2000. (co-edited with Rochelle Smith)
Past President, The Langston Hughes Society
Member, MLA Folklore and Literature Discussion Group Executive Committee
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. DIstinguished Service Award (Faculty) in 2012 at Wright State University