Ph.D., University of Georgia
M.A., Clemson University
B.A., Clemson University
Conversations with Angela Davis. University Press of Mississippi: Jackson, MS, 2021. ( editor)
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)
Present Member, MLA Executive Committee Forum ( African American Languages, Literatures, and Cultures)
Past President, Past Vice President, Past Treasurer, The Langston Hughes Society
Past Member, MLA Folklore and Literature Discussion Group Executive Committee
C.J. McClin Faculty Award of Distinction
Ford-Turpin Distinguished Achivement Award ( 2019)
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. DIstinguished Service Award (Faculty) in 2012 at Wright State University