Additional Professional Experience




Program Coordinator, Smithsonian Center for Folklife & Cultural Heritage, Washington, D.C. 2010


Director of Student Life, University of South Carolina Beaufort, Beaufort/ Bluffton, SC. 2003-2005


Freelance Journalist, Photo Editor & Photographer, 2002-2003 & 1991-1993

•“Effingham Closeup”, Savannah Morning News, Savannah, GA

•Enterprise Ledger Newspaper, Enterprise, AL

•Section editor of Eastern Echo, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI


Procurement Agent/Financial Assistant, FP-08 US Embassy Abu Dhabi, U.A.E. 2001-2002


Supervisor, Plymouth/Canton Kid’s Time Extended Day Program, Plymouth, MI. 1993




U.S. Fulbright Fellow, September 2007 - May 2008

University of Primorska and American Corner Koper in Koper, Slovenia


Doctoral Fellow, August 2005 - June 2007

Department of Curriculum, Foundations and Reading, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA


Graduate Assistant, Summer 2006

College of Graduate Studies, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA




Alabama Fulbright Association.



Fulbright Alumni Ambassador, Washington, D.C. 2011-2013



Research Presentation Proposal Referee,


Journal for Learning through the Arts, May 2011

•The International Journal of Learning, Vol. 15, 2008

•American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting 2008, San Diego, CA

•National Youth At Risk Conference 2007, Savannah, GA

•American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting 2006, Chicago, IL


Association for Institutional Research, Nashville TN. 2009

•Obtained Foundational Institute I certification


International Fulbright Selection Committee, U.S. Embassy, Ljubljana, Slovenia 2007

Fulbright Scholar Application Peer Review Committee, 2015 to present


English as a Second or Foreign Language Instruction & Cross-Cultural Presentor,

•Fairfax County Public Schools ESOL Instructor Training Certification, 2010, Fairfax, VA

•Center for International Languages, nine-week program instructor, 2008, Koper, Slovenia

•Setswana Language Presentation, Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Peace Corps Program, July 2011, Washington, D.C.

•HigherEducation Opportunities in the United States, Department of State, presentation 2007-2008, Koper, Slovenia


U.S. Embassy Committee for American National Day in the U.A.E., 2002 United States Embassy, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates


College Portfolio Crawl Coordinator, Burns High School, Burns, OR. 1999


Exhibition Director, San Juan County, NM. 1998


Discovering Her Future Co-coordinator, Maun, Botswana 1994

•Featured in International Educator Magazine, (Feb. 1997)


Smithsonian National Zoological Association Interpreter, Washington D.C. 2009-2010


Communities in Schools Tutor, Ferebee-Hope Elementary School, Washington, D.C. 2009


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