Associate Professor of Education, Director, Ed. D. in Higher Education Program,
Peter Sammartino School of Education 



  • History of Higher Education
  • Organization and Administration in Higher Education
  • Human Relations and Conflict Resolution for Educators


  • History of African American higher education
  • History of higher education in the United States
  • History of education
  • Intellectual biography


  • BA, St. Lawrence University
  • MFA, Columbia University
  • PhD, New York University

Academic Profile

I am the author of two books examining Charles H. Thompson’s contributions to the civil rights movement and African American higher education’s development.

I recently completed Charles H. Thompson on Desegregation, Democracy, and Education, 1953-1963. Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2020.

Subsequently, I authored Charles H. Thompson: Policy Entrepreneur of the Civil Rights Movement, 1932-1954. Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2012. Winner: American Educational Studies Association Critics’ Choice Book Award (2013).  This volume analyzed the contributions of the policy research published in the Journal of Negro Education to overturning segregation as public policy in the US.

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