I taught at Columbia College in 2000-2001 and at Eastern Kentucky University from 2001 until 2008. While at EKU I served as Interim MPA Director and chaired a University wide Strategic Planning Committee. I was recently elected President of the Southeastern Conference on Public Administration (SECOPA). My teaching and research interests in include organizational behavior, leadership studies, administrative ethics, state government finance, program evaluation, strategic planning for non-profits, and women's studies. I received my PhD and MPA degrees from the University of South Carolina and a B.A from the University of Central Florida. Between 1994 and 1998 I worked for the South Carolina Budget and Control Board.
Previously, I have taught graduate courses in Public Sector Organization and Management, and Administrative Ethics and Public Policy. I have taught a variety of undergraduate courses in American government, women's studies, and state and local politics. I have several publications in public finance and urban affairs, two articles under review, several Political Science pieces on pedagogy. I have an interest in civic participation issues, and several grants, the largest of which is an evaluation of a Health Community Access Program.