- Ph.D. English, University of Arkansas, 2017.
- M.A. English, Jackson State University, 2010.
- B.A., with Distinction, English, Jackson State University, 2007.
Teaching and Research Interests:
- Contemporary African American Literature
- Black Feminist Literary Studies
- Black Masculinity Studies
- Southern Literature
- “Individualism and the Pull of Tradition in Things Fall Apart
- The Joys of Motherhood“in Achebe’s Women: Imagism and Power African Press, 2012: 301-08. Print.
- White Faces in Black Spaces: The Dilemma of William Styron’s Nat Turner” in Magnolias: A Literary Journal. (Vol. 6.1) Spring 2012: 5-16. Print.
- Major African American Writers
- African American Literature Survey since 1920
- Studies in Southern Literature
- Survey of Southern Literature
- Women in the South
- Special Topics in Gender and Literature
- Literary Interpretation