Academic Service

Bates College

  • Chair, Martin Luther King Jr planning committee, 2010-2014
  • Prologue, A Program by Bates Admission, November 2012
  • Member, Search Committee for the Chief Diversity Officer and Associate Vice President, 2012-2013
  • Member, President’s Diversity Task Force, 2010-2012
  • Presenter, “Academic Life at Bates College,” Prologue.  10 November, 2008
  • Financial and Advisory Committee to the President, 2006-Present
  • Search Committee for The Dean of Students (2004)
  • C Organizer of Makin’ Whoopi Symposium, May 2000
  • Steering Committee of the Colby, Bates and Bowdoin Consortium Program in CapeTown, South Africa. 1998-Present
  • Member of the African American and American Cultural Studies Committee, 1991-Present
  • Member of the Extracurricular Activities and Residential Life Committee, 1998-2001
  • Advisor, AMANDLA! (formerly Bates Afro-American Society), 1991-1996
  • Advisor, OUTFRONT! (formerly Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Alliance), 1991- 2001
  • Member of the College Lecture Series Committee, 1995
  • Member, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Committee, 1996, 1998
  • HIV/AIDS Awareness Committee, 1996
  • Member, Committee on Homophobia and Institutional Change, 1997-2000
  • Organized African Diaspora Film Festival, 1998
  • Organized Lectures, Exhibits, and Performances for the following:
    • Bryant Keith Alexander, Scholar in Performance Studies
    • Michael Cummings, Quilter and Artist
    • DeMane Davis and Khari Streeter, Filmmakers
    • Shari Frilot, Filmmaker
    • Paula Giddings, Historian
    • Elizabeth A. Hadley, Film Scholar
    • Essex Hemphill, Poet
    • E. Patrick Johnson, Scholar in Performance Studies
    • Wilson Jeremiah Moses, Historian and Literary Critic
    • Nancy D. Kates, Filmmaker (Brother/Outsider; The Life of Bayard Rustin)
    • Henri E. Norris, CEO New Millennia Films
    • H. Nigel Thomas, Novelist and Literary Critic
    • Kim Marie Vaz, Scholar in Women’s Studies
    • Wendy Sutherland, Professor of German Studies (co-sponsored by Mellon Learning Associates Program in the Humanities)

Ithaca College

  • Member, Curriculum Committee for the School of Humanities and Sciences, 1988-1990.
  • Member, Vice-President of Student Affairs’ Committee on Campus Diversity, 1989-1990.
  • Organized Black History Month Film and Speaker Series, February 1990

Indiana University

  • Indiana University Black Knowledge Bowl: Coach, 1985-1987.
  • Afro-American Studies Newsletter: Co-Editor, 1985-1986.
  • Indiana University Black Graduate Council: Recording Secretary, 1984-1985

Professional Organizations

  • Manuscript ReaderThe Howard Journal of Communications
    Text and Performance Quarterly
    Quarterly Journal of Speech
  • Editorial Board, Howard Journal of Communications, 1994-1998
  • Session Organizer, “Minorities in the Reagan-Bush Administrations,” for the annual meeting of the Speech Communication Association, November 1990
  • Program Chair, Minority Voices Interest Group, Eastern Communication Association, 1990-1991
  • Program Chair, Caucus on Gay and Lesbian Concerns, 1991
  • Secretary, The Black Caucus, Speech Communication Association, 1986-88