EDUCATION
Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA 2011
Master of Fine Arts (Sculpture)

Northwestern State University, Natchitoches 2008
Master of Arts (Sculpture)

University of Mississippi, Oxford 2001
Master of Arts (Medical Anthropology)

Mississippi Valley State University, Itta Bena 1998
Bachelor of Arts (Photography)


FELLOWSHIPS
Being Humans Fellow 2012
Institute for the Arts and Humanities
Penn State University

J.William Fulbright Fellow
-Nigeria 2011
U.S. Department of State
Washington, D.C.

AWARDS
The Center for International Studies and Global Change Faculty Grant 2017
Tougaloo College, Tougaloo, MS

Outstanding Graduate Sculpture Student 2009
Department of Fine Arts
Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA


UNIVERSITY TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Assistant Professor of Art
Tougaloo College
Tougaloo, MS 
2014-present

Visiting Professor of Art
Brown University
Providence, RI
2015-present

Adjunct Professor of Art
Hinds Community College
Raymond, MS
2016-present

Visiting Professor of Art
Spelman College
Atlanta, Georgia
2014

Visiting Professor of Art
Penn State University
University Park, PA
2012-2013

Visiting Professor of Art
Obafemi Awolowo University
Ile-Ife, Nigeria
2011-2012

Adjunct Professor of Art
Georgia State University
Atlanta, Georgia
2010

Adjunct Professor of Art
Northwestern State University
Natchitoches, Louisiana
2007-2008


COURSES TAUGHT

Tougaloo College, 2014-present

ART 201 Contemporary Art
ART 202 Aesthetics & Criticism
ART 311 Printmaking
ART 101 Art Appreciation
ART 221 African American Art History
ART 317 Sculpture IIl
Brown University, 2015- present 
Summer @ Brown
Experimental Sculpture 
Penn State University. 2013
ART 398 Special Topics/Process Based Art 

Obafemi Awolowo University, 2010-2011

ART 470 Exhibition Practices
ART 450 Sculpture III  Advanced Metal Casting
ART 420 Contemporary Diaspora African Art

Georgia State University,  2010

ART 103 Three Dimensional Design

Northwestern State University, 2007-2008

ART 1020 Sculpture I
ART 2020 Sculpture II
ART 1060 Ceramics I


NON-TEACHING UNIVERSITY & ADDITIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE

Ethnographer 2005 -2006
Office of Cultural Research
Northwestern State University
Natchitoches, LA

Ethnographer 2005-2008
Cane River Heritage Commission
Natchitoches, LA 

Ethnographer 2004- 2011
Louisiana State Museum
New Orleans, LA

Ethnographer 2000 -2001
Center for Oral History  and Cultural Heritage
University of Southern Mississippi
Hattiesburg, MS

Ethnographer 1999 -2001
Office of Rural Health and Research
University of Mississippi
Oxford, MS

High School Teacher 2007-2008
Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts
Natchitoches, LA


ACADEMIC PRESENTATIONS

African Influences in the Art of Phoenix Savage 
Washington and Lee University,
Lexington, VA
2015

Representing Women and Gender in Literature, Art, and Popular Culture 
Penn State University,
University Park, PA
2015
Face to Facebook Artist Talk with Phoenix Savage 
Center for Art of Africa and its Diasporas,
University of Texas  
Austin, TX
2015

Finding Your Aesthetics: The Search for Artistic Meaning in our Global Society 
Alexandria Museum of Art,
Alexandria, LA
2015

Art, Homelessness, and Mary Bates Neubauer: My Entrée into Digital Humanities
College of Arts and Science
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN
2015
My Head in Nigeria: Tales of a Fulbright Fellow 
Humanities Department Mahatma Mondays
Tougaloo College
Tougaloo MS
2014

A Dialogue on Human Agency: Seymour Lipton and Renee Stout 
Palmer Museum of Art
Penn State University
University Park, PA
2013

An Invitation: Reconsidering Race 
Palmer Museum of Art
Penn State University
University Park, PA
2013

Negotiations of an African American Artist 
Roots Symposium: Art History Department
Georgia State University
Atlanta, GA
2010

The Evolution of Hoodoo in Mississippi and Contemporary Black Health 
Annual Conference American Anthropology Association,
Philadelphia, PA
2002

The Use of African Traditional Medicine During Slavery to the Present Among African Americans of Mississippi
African Traditional Medicine & Biomedicine
Accra, Ghana, West Africa
2000

PUBLISHED BOOKS

African Americans of New Orleans, Arcadia Publishing, Charleston, SC. 2010

African Americans of Jackson,  Arcadia Publishing, Charleston, SC. 2008


PUBLISHED ARTICLES

“Ifa” The Voodoo Encyclopedia: Magic, Ritual, and Religion, ABC-CLO, Santa Barbara, CA. 2015

“Obeah” The Voodoo Encyclopedia: Magic, Ritual, and Religion, ABC-CLO, Santa Barbara, CA. 2015

“Twins” The Voodoo Encyclopedia: Magic, Ritual, and Religion, ABC-CLO, Santa Barbara, CA. 2015

“Yoruba” The Voodoo Encyclopedia: Magic, Ritual, and Religion, ABC-CLO, Santa Barbara, CA. 2015

“Drapetomania” Encyclopedia of Slavery, Resistance, and Rebellion. Greenwood Press, Westport, CT. 2008

“Hoodoo” Encyclopedia of Mississippi, University Press of Mississippi, Jackson, MS. 2008

“Hoodoo the Religion of the Blues” Encyclopedia of the Blues, Routledge Publications, NY. 2007