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  • Professor, Education, Culture & Society
  • Professor, Ethnic Studies
  • Department Chair, Education, Culture & Society
  • Professor, Ethnic Studies
  • Professor, Education, Culture & Society

Professional Service

  • Society for the Study of Social Problems, member,. Chair, Erwin O. Smigel Award, 2014-2016. 01/2014 - 01/2016
  • Society for the Study of Social Problems, member,. Chair elect, Erwin O. Smigel Award, 2013-2014 . 01/2013 - 01/2014
  • Ethnic Studies. Role: Search Committee Chair. Director of Ethnic Studies Search Committee. 08/01/2011 - 12/01/2013
  • Pac-12. Role: Faculty Athletics Representative. Joint Council. 06/30/2010 - 06/30/2013

Community Partnership

  • Talent Hunt Competition. 01/01/2017 - 12/31/2017

Honors & Awards

  • This award is given out by the University of Utah to three professors each your for their impact in research. 2021 Distinguished Research Award, 03/2021
  • This award is given to one member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. at the Chapter, District, and International levels. This award was given out at the Chapter level. 2020 Founders Award, 11/17/2020
  • This is a national mentoring award from the Spencer Foundation that recognizes several people per year. 2020 Spencer Foundation’s Mentor Award, 04/2020
  • This award is given out by the University of Utah each year to three professors to recognize their impact through mentoring. 2020 University of Utah Distinguished Mentor Award, 04/2020
  • 2018 Superior Service Award. 12th District of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., 05/05/2018
  • 2018 Citizen of the Year Award. 12th District of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., 05/05/2018
  • 2015 Founders Award. Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. (Iota Iota Iota Graduate Chapter), 12/11/2015
  • 2014 Superior Service Award. Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. (Iota Iota Iota Graduate Chapter), 12/20/2014
  • 2014 Founders Award. Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. (Iota Iota Iota Graduate Chapter), 12/20/2014
  • 2013 Omega Man of the Year. Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. (Iota Iota Iota Graduate Chapter), 11/11/2013
  • 2013 Founders Award. Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. (Iota Iota Iota Graduate Chapter), 11/11/2013
  • 2012 Superior Service Award. Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. (Iota Iota Iota Chapter), 11/2012
  • 2011 Graduate Omega Man of the Year. 12th District of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., 05/12/2011
  • The recipients of this award have had a significant impact in their chosen field, community, or society. Eastern Illinois University, College of Education and Professional Studies, 03/30/2011
  • Graduate Omega Man of the Year. Iota Iota Iota Chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., 11/17/2010

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