"One of the first things I think young people, especially nowadays, should learn is how to see for yourself and listen for yourself and think for yourself. Then you can come to an intelligent decision for yourself…This generation, especially of our people, has a burden more so than any other time in history. The most important thing that we can learn to do is think for ourselves.”

-Malcolm X, Speech to Mississippi Youth, 1964

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     I started my journey as an educator at Cedar Shoals High School in Athens, Georgia where I taught 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grade English. I credit those experiences as some of the most important years of my life. My students and colleagues taught me more than they will ever know about the teaching profession, and they will always remain near and dear to my heart.  I received my Doctorate in Language and Literacy education from Peabody College of Vanderbilt University. Currently, I am an Associate Professor in the area of English education http://education.indiana.edu/langed.

     My research and teaching interests include a broad range of issues: literacy and secondary education; sociolinguistics; Black feminist theory; research on silence; social and cultural aspects of education; qualitative inquiry and ethnography, critical discourse analysis and Black women's literature. I am an active member of National Council of Teachers of English and National Council of Teachers of English Assembly for Research, American Educational Research Association, and a former NCTE Cultivating New Voices Fellow (2000-2002).